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sedgefield lunatic asylum 1881

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Lynda Report 29 Dec 2012 15:18

My ancestors are on the census as being workers at the asylum. How can i confirm this information? Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Porkie_Pie Report 29 Dec 2012 15:26




KathleenBell Report 29 Dec 2012 15:38

Winterton Hospital was the name of the asylum in Sedgefield.

A lady at Durtham Records Office gave us the address of the hospital trust which holds some of the records (sorry I can't remember the address of the trust).

We got my husband's grandfather's records from them. He died at Winterton in the 1940's. The records were quite detailed and there was even a very small copy of a photograph of him - something we had never had before so that was a bonus.

Kath. x


Lynda Report 29 Dec 2012 21:48

Thanks for that Kath. Will be in touch with them after Christmas.