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Plans, Elevations, Sections, And Description Of The Pauper Lunatic Asylum, Lately Erected at Wakefield, For The West-Riding Of Yorkshire; To which is added, a New and Enlarged Edition of Mr. Samuel Tuke's Practical Hints On the Construction and Economy of Pauper Lunatic Asylums. By Watson And Pritchett.

Watson and Pritchett

RA Collection: Book

Record number




York :: Printed For W. Alexander; And Sold Also By Longman, Hurst And Co., And Baldwin And Co., Paternoster-Row; G. Taylor, Holborn; J. Hatchard, Piccadilly; And Darton, Harvey, And Co., Grace-Church-Street, London., 1819.

Physical Description

[8], 34 p., 9 pl.; 56 cm. (Broadsheet.)


[Frontis., t.p., dedic.] - List Of Subscribers - ... Introduction - Instructions, Drawn Up By Mr. Samuel Tuke ... - Practical Hints [fly title, dedic.] - Introducory Observations - Practical Hints ... - Description Of The Plates - [ Plates 2-9].

Responsibility Note

All plates are signed by 'Watson & Pritchett, Architects'. Plates 2-9 are signed as engraved by Wilson Lowry; the unnumbered plate (frontispiece), as engraved by J. Landseer.

The unnumbered plate (frontispiece) carries the publisher's imprint of W. Alexander.


RIBA, Early printed books, 4 (2001), 3592.

G.H. Broadbent, 'The life and work of Pritchett of York', in Studies in architectural history, ed. W.A. Singleton, 2 (1956), p.102-24.

Summary Note

Plate [1] (the frontispiece) is 'A Perspective View Of The Pauper Lunatic Asylum ... In 1816'. The other plates show plans, elevations and sections of the building.

The building afterwards became part of Stanley Royd Hospital.


Acquired between 1819 and 1821. Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1821.

Name as Subject


Architecture - Psychiatric Hospitals - Great Britain - Yorkshire - Wakefield - History - 19th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century


Samuel Tuke, 1784-1857., Practical hints on the construction and economy of pauper lunatic asylums.
Charles Watson
James Pigott Pritchett
Wilson Lowry, engraver
John Landseer ARA, engraver
William Alexander, publisher