Earthenware jug from St Audry's Hospital

Made:
1924-1950

Large earthenware jug, with hospital crest, for use in ward, 1924-1950

St Audry’s Hospital opened in 1765 as a workhouse for the poor. It became the Suffolk County Lunatic Asylum in 1827. The hospital was also known as St Audry’s Hospital for Mental Diseases from 1917. The hospital and the associated Asylum Museum shut down in the late 1980s. This object was once used on the wards at St Audry's and later formed part of the Asylum Museum's collection.

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Details

Category:
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Object Number:
1990-183/7
type:
jug and hygiene (washing)
credit:
East Suffolk Health Authority

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