St Cadoc's Hospital, Caerleon - May 2022

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Another stop on the May 2022 rambling tour of South Wales with MotionlessMike.

Visited here back in 2016 (report), six years later it is barely any different. Ground floor areas are still for the most part in use, the upper floor has been out of action for a long time and is now just used for file storage. A cursory scan of the perimeter seemed to suggest that there are indeed other disused bits that would be interesting to see inside of, however access was not forthcoming at the time.

Highly recommended to any county asylum enthusiast, clearly on the small side compared to others but full of the features that you want to see.

Saint Cadoc's Hospital (Welsh: Ysbyty Sant Cadog) is located in Caerleon on the northern outskirts of the city of Newport. The building was designed by Alfred J. Wood FRIBA, London and named after Saint Cadoc. Saint Cadoc's church is located in the town. The hospital, which opened in 1906 as the Newport Borough Asylum, was built to accommodate up to 350 patients. Extensive outbuildings were later added on the site, but since 2005 the number of residents has been very small with the growing emphasis on care in the community. St Cadoc's Hospital in Caerleon has been featured as a location of episodes in the BBC television programmes Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Being Human.

Grainy filmness for your viewing pleasure!