Rauceby Hospital, Sleaford / Wilsford / Silk Willoughby - North Kesteven

Rauceby Hospital was designed as the Kesteven County Lunatic Asylum by renowned asylum specialist G T Hine. William Goldring's plan for the grounds was drawn up in 1900 and implemented over the next few years with inmate labour. Rauceby served as an RAF hospital during World War Two. It was here that pioneering plastic surgery was carried out for aircrew who had suffered severe burns. The hospital closed in the late 1990s and the grounds have been extensively developed for housing, which continues. The central core of the complex remains derelict and its future has yet to be secured.

Rauceby Hospital, Sleaford / Wilsford / Silk Willoughby - North Kesteven
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Rauceby Hospital
    Heritage Category:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II
    List Entry Number:
    1001471
    Local Planning Authority:
    North Kesteven
    Site Type:
    Health and welfare > Hospital

Location

    County:
    Lincolnshire
    District / Borough:
    North Kesteven
    Parish:
    Sleaford / Wilsford / Silk Willoughby
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Sleaford and North Hykeham
    Region:
    Midlands

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Park and garden
    Condition:
    Extensive significant problems
    Vulnerability:
    High
    Trend:
    Declining
    Ownership:
    Commercial company, multiple owners
    Designation:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II, part in CA