Faith in the Asylum
A Sanctuary for
These evocative pictures are
reproduced by courtesy of MARK DAVIES.
They show all too clearly the sad
state of the Stanley Royd Hospital Chapel,
dedicated to St Faith. The hospital
complex to which it was attached
- originally the West Riding Pauper
Lunatic Asylum - has now
been converted to housing: the
chapel itself has been advertised for sale.
The insignia in the top picture are
unexplained, but have a Masonic look about them.
The other pictures show details of the
stained glass, miraculously intact,
and bearing images of medical and
other staff and of patients, together with a
photographic record of the state of
the organ, pews and other remaining
furnishings of this once fine church.
Follow the links beneath the pictures
to see these photos in their original
wesbite context, and to acccess
pictures of the hospital itself, and links to its history
Follow THIS LINK
for the 'silverstealth' web page containing these pictures and
on THIS LINK
you can explore the rest of the building; from there the gallery links
pages about the origins, history and present
state of this fine building, haunted by memories of its past.
go to the 'Saint Elsewhere' page, featuring other churches dedicated to
Saint Faith of which we are aware.
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St Faith's home page