warley | wonderings

Warley was interesting early asylums design, being constructed in 1853 for 450 patients. It consisted of two main blocks orientated north to south and facing east, with miscellaneous buildings dotted behind these to the west.

Here I was standing at the southern part of the site, photographing the back of the first main block.

The use of red and black bricks, the stone mullion windows, and the use of octagonal towers gave the hospital a medieval appearance.