North Wales Lunatic Asylum

Scope and Content

The North Wales Lunatic Asylum was Opened in Denbigh in 1848, financed jointly by the counties of Denbigh, Flint, Anglesey, Caernarvon and Merioneth and a local group of independent subscribers. For a detailed account of the difficulties met by the Denbighshire justices of the committee of subscribers in their attempts to establish the hospital, see M. Rolf Olsen, 'The Founding of the Hospital for the Insane Poor, Denbigh,' Denbighshire Historical Society Transactions, vol.23, 1974.