Ivy Farm Manor, Hampole

“The building is known as either the ‘Manor House’, ‘Ivy Farm Manor’ and unofficially “The Doctor’s House” . It belonged to a notorious psychiatrist, Neil Silvester, who authorised the release of Carol Barratt from psychiatric care in April 1991 even though she had threatened a young girl with a knife and tried to strangle a medic. He was criticised for having made a “serious error of clinical judgement” as this 24 -year-old mentally ill patient then went on to murder an 11 year old girl, randomly attacking a schoolgirl called Emma Brodie and stabbing her to death in the old Arndale centre (now called ‘The Frenchgate Shopping Centre’). After this incident, the disgraced doctor left the village and his house behind, with some reports even claiming that the locals, who were revolted with decision, forced him out of Hampole. Dr Silvester was ordered to undergo additional training and continued to practice at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, whilst the killer admitted manslaughter and was ordered to be detained in a mental health unit indefinitely. The victim’s family sued the local health authority, and settled out of court for an undisclosed compensation payout.”

Source: https://www.28dayslater.co.uk/threads/the-ivy-farm-manor-hampole-may-2018.113466/

Explored: April 2019



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