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| building_style = [[Echelon Plan Institutions|Echelon Plan]]
 
| architect(s) = Benjamin Mountfort
 
| architect(s) = Benjamin Mountfort
 
| location = Christchurch, NZ
 
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==History==
 
==History==
Sunnyside Hospital, Christchurch’s first mental asylum, was opened in 1863.  It was built to house those who were considered insane, before then they had been held at the Lyttelton jail.
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Sunnyside Hospital, Christchurch’s first mental asylum, was opened in 1863.  It was built to house those who were considered insane, before then they had been held at the Lyttelton jail. The hospital was closed in 1999 and demolition began on its last building in late April 2007, to make way for a Ngāi Tahu housing development.
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==Images==
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File:NZsunnyside.png
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[[Category:New Zealand]]
 
[[Category:New Zealand]]
 
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Latest revision as of 08:36, 29 October 2021

Sunnyside Lunatic Asylum
Opened 1863
Closed 1999
Demolished 2007
Current Status Demolished
Building Style Echelon Plan
Architect(s) Benjamin Mountfort
Location Christchurch, NZ
Architecture Style Victorian Gothic
Alternate Names
  • Sunnyside Hospital for the Insane
  • Hillmorton Hospital



History[edit]

Sunnyside Hospital, Christchurch’s first mental asylum, was opened in 1863. It was built to house those who were considered insane, before then they had been held at the Lyttelton jail. The hospital was closed in 1999 and demolition began on its last building in late April 2007, to make way for a Ngāi Tahu housing development.

Images[edit]