Bury & Mountfort Architectural Plan: Sunnyside Asylum

Bury & Mountfort
One architectural plan by Benjamin Mountfort and Maxwell Bury of Sunnyside Asylum, Christchurch.
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Mountfort designed the main buildings at Sunnyside hospital which were constructed periodically through the 1860s and 70s. Sunnyside hospital was Christchurch’s first mental hospital when it opened in 1863, until then people considered to be insane were kept at Lyttelton jail. The hospital was closed in 1999, and the last building was demolished in 2007. This detailed drawing featuring the ground plan, front elevation and section drawings for the fireplaces completed by Mountfort with his characteristic attention to details.
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