St Audry's Hospital was originally the Melton House of Industry for the relief of the poor and later became The Suffolk County Asylum for Pauper Lunatics in 1829. The asylum became known as St Audry's Hospital for Mental Diseases in 1917. St Audry's Hospital was closed in 1993.
Most patients were buried in the villages from whence they came, however, some patients were interred in the burial ground at the hospital. Grave sites were initially marked with a metal cross with a number on it. More recent graves were marked with headstones. No patients have been buried here since the 1960's. The graves have become overgrown and the metal crosses were taken and melted for scrap metal.
It was also noted that some of the staff were buried here as well.
The church is boarded up and now used as a storeroom.
Remains of deceased patients or staff were unearthed as explained in this article:
- Added: 26 Dec 2016
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2630751
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