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West Riding pauper lunatic asylum, Wakefield
« on: Friday 19 November 21 18:39 GMT (UK) »
Hi, I've just discovered that a relative of mine was admitted to the above in 1900 aged 8 and died there ten years  later. I'm trying to find any archives. Does anyone have any ideawhere I could look?

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Re: West Riding pauper lunatic asylum, Wakefield
« Reply #1 on: Friday 19 November 21 18:50 GMT (UK) »
They will probably be at Wakefield Archives -- part of West Yorks Archives. You could contact them via their website to check.

https://www.wyjs.org.uk/archive-service/our-collections/wakefield-collections/

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Lancashire, West Yorkshire, Southern Ireland, Scotland.

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Re: West Riding pauper lunatic asylum, Wakefield
« Reply #2 on: Friday 19 November 21 19:52 GMT (UK) »
It is posh flats now
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Re: West Riding pauper lunatic asylum, Wakefield
« Reply #3 on: Friday 19 November 21 19:57 GMT (UK) »
Collin -- do you mean the Asylum or the Archives is/are posh flats?
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Re: West Riding pauper lunatic asylum, Wakefield
« Reply #4 on: Friday 19 November 21 19:58 GMT (UK) »
It was later called Stanley Royd and Wakefield Archives do have the records
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Re: West Riding pauper lunatic asylum, Wakefield
« Reply #5 on: Friday 19 November 21 20:00 GMT (UK) »
The Asylum is posh flats, the Archives is a new building
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Re: West Riding pauper lunatic asylum, Wakefield
« Reply #6 on: Friday 19 November 21 20:05 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for clarifying.
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Lancashire, West Yorkshire, Southern Ireland, Scotland.

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Re: West Riding pauper lunatic asylum, Wakefield
« Reply #7 on: Friday 19 November 21 20:07 GMT (UK) »
The new archive building is called The West Riding History Centre.
Stanley Royd opened in 1818 and closed 1984
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Re: West Riding pauper lunatic asylum, Wakefield
« Reply #8 on: Monday 22 November 21 20:17 GMT (UK) »
Thankyou for your help everyone.