Minor Alterations and Additions, 1890s

Scope and Content

The 1890s, like the 1880s, were a period of many minor alterations and improvements at the Retreat. Between the mid 1880s and the mid 1890s, for example, all the sanitary annexes were remodelled. The plans and drawings below relate to some of the works carried out in the 1890s. As well as lavatory block improvements, an enlarged store room was made, a boot room was added at the Gentlemen’s Lodge, a new large window constructed on the main staircase, and there were alterations in the laundry, and improvements in the grounds.

Alternative Form Available

Much of the Retreat Archive has been digitised with funding from the Wellcome Collection. Copies of digitised records can be viewed online where available by following links provided within the catalogue.

Related Material

For papers see RET 2/2/11
An overview of alterations which took place in the years 1893-5, covering some but not all of the works for which there are plans in RET 2/1/19, can be found at RET 2/2/11/5.

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