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Katherine Fennelly

movement away from the architect as a primary influence in the running of the building. The Pocock Brothers’ door and cell design on the early twentieth-century padded cell demonstrates a movement away from concerns about the noise of bolts over time. As with the architectural arrangement of the asylum, the idealism that saw the omission of bolt locks from the patient room doors when the asylum was founded was omitted later, whether in favour of practicality or economy; neither are clear motivations. Creating a solution to the problem of

in An archaeology of lunacy