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Trees at Barrow Hospital

Trees at Barrow Hospital

The ancient woodland adjacent to Wild Country Lane was chosen in 1934 as the site for Bristol’s new psychiatric hospital, and building was completed in 1937. Although it was requisitioned as a naval hospital in the Second World War, it reverted to its planned function in 1947. When it was built, it was realized that the hospital site would benefit from close attention to landscaping, probably to compensate for the somewhat uninspiring and utilitarian buildings necessitated by the economic situation…

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