West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum


Chaloner Grove, Wakefield , West Yorkshire

(Stanley Road Hospital)

Two parts of the West Riding Asylum as built by Watson & Pritchett are Grade II listed: (1) the eastern part of the main range and (2) the former ventilating tower.

From the Historic England listing: 

Pauper lunatic asylum, now mental hospital. 1818 with wings added 1828 and 1833, by Watson and Pritchett of York for the West Riding County Council; later C19 and C20 alterations and additions. 


  • Wakefield Pauper Lunatic Asylum - Stanley Royd Hospital (C) Graham White, June 2021
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  • Wakefield Pauper Lunatic Asylum - Stanley Royd Hospital (C) Graham White, June 2021
    Image: Wakefield Pauper Lunatic Asylum - Stanley Royd Hospital (C) Graham White, June 2021


  • Wakefield Pauper Lunatic Asylum - Stanley Royd Hospital (C) Graham White, June 2021
    Image: Wakefield Pauper Lunatic Asylum - Stanley Royd Hospital (C) Graham White, June 2021


  • Wakefield Pauper Lunatic Asylum - Stanley Royd Hospital (C) Graham White, June 2021
    Image: Wakefield Pauper Lunatic Asylum - Stanley Royd Hospital (C) Graham White, June 2021


  • Wakefield Pauper Lunatic Asylum - Stanley Royd Hospital (C) Graham White, June 2021
    Image: Wakefield Pauper Lunatic Asylum - Stanley Royd Hospital (C) Graham White, June 2021


  • Wakefield Pauper Lunatic Asylum - Stanley Royd Hospital (C) Graham White, June 2021
    Image: Wakefield Pauper Lunatic Asylum - Stanley Royd Hospital (C) Graham White, June 2021