Knockbracken Healthcare Park For EHOD 2018
Sep 09 2018
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A guided tour of selected buildings of the former Purdysburn Villa Colony.
A guided tour of selected buildings of the former Purdysburn Villa Colony, a former 'asylum' for mentally ill patients built between 1902 and 1913.
Purdysburn was laid out as a suburban style settlement in an innovative design that was based on German colony asylums of the late nineteenth century. The tour will consider how the buildings were constructed to maximise patient health. Some of the site is still in use and patient privacy must be respected at all times.