warley | wonderings

A shot of one of the wings of the dilapidated Chapel.

The new road simply circled around the building, and some of the new homes can be seen in the background.

"The asylum burial ground is to the north of St. Raphael's, with just a few gravestones remaining. I wonder how many of the people in their executive new homes know they are looking over the burial ground of hundreds of lunatics!"

"The burial ground at Warley still contains a few gravestones - one of particular interest is that of John William Tebble, stoker onboard HMS Russell. The ship was mined on 27th April 1916 just off the coast of Malta. He died a couple of months later, so presumably was at Warley Hospital at the time. His grave is still maintained by the War Graves Commission"