EPW005257 ENGLAND (1921). Leicester Frith Institution, Leicester, 1921

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Title [EPW005257] Leicester Frith Institution, Leicester, 1921
Reference EPW005257
Date January-1921
Place name LEICESTER
Easting / Northing 455651, 306783
Longitude / Latitude -1.1771996903834, 52.655565542036
National Grid Reference SK557068


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Are there patients strolling on the lawn?

Lynda Tubbs
Tuesday 29th of July 2014 02:32:08 PM
In the First World War this house was taken over as a hospital treating patients with neurasthenia (mental exhaustion). In 1920 the house was bought from the Ministry of Pensions for use as a 'home for the mentally defective'.

Lynda Tubbs
Tuesday 29th of July 2014 02:31:09 PM
Staring in a line!

Friday 29th of June 2012 02:37:41 AM
Later to be known as Glen Frith which was a mental institution/hospital.

Thursday 28th of June 2012 02:46:09 PM
Here's a picture of the building today.

Wednesday 27th of June 2012 04:53:30 PM
Built in 1870 for Thomas Swift Taylor a Leicester hosiery manufacturer and former deputy sherrif of Leicestershire. There had been a house on the site since at least the 17th century. At the time of this picture it was most likely in use as a hospital for shell shocked servicemen of the First World War. Later it became a mental health hospital and still stands today in the grounds of what is now Glenfield Hospital, in use as administrative offices. Behind the house the fields are now a housing estate although some scattered farm buildings remain as at the top of the picture.

Wednesday 27th of June 2012 02:19:47 PM