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Peckham House Lunatic Asylum, Camberwell, Surrey


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Notes: Peckham House on the High Street Peckham was a Metropolitan Licensed Mad House. It was established by Charles Mott along with George John Taylor and Peter Armstrong in 1826 as an asylum. The institution contracted with local authorities to take pauper lunatic patients as well as accepting private admissions. In 1844 Metropolitan Commissioners of Lunacy reported that the house had some 252 pauper inmates and by 1860 that there were 317 lunatics in the house of which 188 were pauper lunatics. In October 1848 it contracted the first case of Cholera in a private asylum. No known records of this asylum are known to have survived.

Latitude: 51.4758194, Longitude: -0.0846750


Peckham House Lunatic Asylum
Peckham House Lunatic Asylum
Residents of Mott's establishments would have a meagre diet, for example dinner, on alternate days, at Peckham was officially 'meat, potatoes and bread' and 'soup and bread' ('The soup is made from the liquor in which the meat for the whole establishment is boiled the previous day, together with all the bones, with the addition of barley, pease, and green vegetables'). The seventh day was 'Irish stew and bread'. The quantity of meat used was not stated. But there were numerous complaints of short measure, poor quality, fraud and false accounting. In October 1829 an official inspection found 'the pea soup distributed to the paupers to be sour, of bad quality in other respects, nor do they conceive the bread which they saw given with it was in sufficient quantity'. In 1830 the kitchen was 'extremely dirty ' wholly insufficient in size ' the persons employed in it ' slovenly and the utensils bad.'
Peckham House Lunatic Asylum location
Peckham House Lunatic Asylum location
1862 map by Edward Weller shows Peckham House on land east of Lyndhurst Road that nowadays appears to be occupied by a school.


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   Last name, First name(s)    Died    Person ID 
1 ENNEVER, Robert  6 Aug 1847Peckham House Lunatic Asylum, Camberwell, Surrey I1304


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   Last name, First name(s)    Living    Person ID 
1 ENNEVER, Robert  1847Peckham House Lunatic Asylum, Camberwell, Surrey I1304
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