Dr Allen's Lunatic Asylum, Fair Mead House / Lippittshill Lodge

Date:
8 Sep 2002
Location:
Dr Allen's Lunatic Asylum, Fair Mead House, Waltham Abbey, Epping Forest, Essex
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Lippittshill Lodge, Waltham Abbey, Epping Forest, Essex
Reference:
IOE01/07735/29
Type:
Photograph (Digital)
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Description

This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

LIPPITTS HILL 1.

1767 Lippittshill Lodge TQ 49 NW 6/217 II GV

2.

Circa 1824 on site of an earlier house. Stucco, hipped Welsh slate roof. 3 storeys with plinth, quoins, modillion cornice. 3 sash windows in architrave surrounds, lower side windows 3 light, 1st floor cornices on consoles supporting pediments.

Door cornice hood in centre on brackets and fluted half columns with bases, no capitals. 2 storey 2 window wing.

Listed partly for historical interest as a former private asylum which housed the poet John Clare, 1837-40. The building then known as Dr Allen's Lunatic Asylum, Fair Mead House.

Lippithill lodge and Grotto forma group.

Listing NGR: TQ4004896764

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE01/1853 IOE Records taken by Alan Simpson; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

© Mr Alan Simpson. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Simpson, Alan

Rights Holder: Simpson, Alan

Keywords

Stucco, Welsh Slate, Georgian House, Victorian Monument <By Form>, Domestic, Dwelling, Lodge, Psychiatric Hospital, Health And Welfare, Hospital