Further information and thanks
The archive material has been drawn from Surrey History Centre and Egham Museum. Surrey History Centre also holds extensive records for several other mental hospitals in the county.
Holloway Sanatorium is now Virginia Park, a private residential development, but the splendidly restored entrance hall and the recreation hall are regularly open to the public. For information about visiting contact Egham Museum, 01784 434483.
The archive material has been drawn from Charterhouse School Archive and has been reproduced by kind permission of the Headmaster and Governing Body of Charterhouse School.
Common lodging houses in Surrey
The archive material has been drawn from Surrey History Centre and City of London, London Metropolitan Archives. The photograph of the Britannia Beer House is courtesy of Alan Moore and the painting of the Marquis of Granby courtesy of the Holmesdale Natural History Club, Reigate. The present Marquis of Granby, built about 1930, is very near the site of the original public house on Hooley Lane, Redhill. None of the lodging houses described in this display has survived.
Contributor:Royal Holloway University of London
We would especially like to thank the following people for their help: Susan Ash (Edith Cowan University, Western Australia); Alan Moore (http://www.redhill-reigate-history.co.uk); Gerry Moss (Queen Mary, University of London and Holmesdale Natural History Club); Octagon Developments; Jan Pimblett (City of London, London Metropolitan Archives); Julian Pooley (Surrey History Centre); Carol Sandford and Mary Slade (Holmesdale Natural History Club); Catherine Smith (Charterhouse School Archive); and Joy Whitfield (Egham Museum).
This display was assembled by Jane Hamlett, Lesley Hoskins and Rebecca Preston of Royal Holloway, University of London, and is part of the Economic and Social Research Council funded project At Home in the Institution? Asylum, School and Lodging House Interiors in London and South East England, 1845-1914 (ESRC RES-061-25-0389).
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