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Cardiff City Asylum, Whitchurch - August 2021

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It seems to have become somewhat of an annual tradition to mosey on down to Cardiff to see what Whitchurch is looking like. I've been there at least once each year (except 2020) since 2016 and it has been a really interesting thing to see how it has changed. It started off in incredibly fresh Read more

Springfield University Hospital, Tooting - January 2020

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The Asylum Act of 1808 encouraged the building of public hospitals. In the 1830s, Surrey magistrates decided to establish a county asylum. Building began in 1838 on Springfield Park, originally the site of an 18th Century mansion. The hospital opened on 15 June 1841 as the Surrey County Pauper Read more

Cardiff City Asylum, Whitchurch - January 2019

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I have a previous report on here from August 2017, during that visit we had really been limited in what we saw due to the place being fairly tight, so I'd wanted to come back ever since really. We made a brief flying visit last year on the way back from Cefn Coed but we just had a bit of a mooch Read more

North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary, Stoke on Trent - 2016/2017

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The origins of the North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary can be traced back to quite humble beginnings, with the original Dispensary and House of Recovery that were constructed in Etruria in 1804. It wasn’t long before the hospital had outgrown its buildings and in 1819 the first Infirmary was Read more

Cardiff City Asylum, Whitchurch - August 2017

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I'd wanted to get back here since having a whip around the outside last December, so it was nice to get back and actually have somewhat of a proper look. We had no where near time to do a proper job, so will have to head back again some time. Large portions of the place seem to be locked up tight, Read more

St Cadoc's Hospital, Caerleon - December 2016

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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 Read more

Shelton Hospital, Shrewsbury - June 2016

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Shelton Hospital was a hospital specialising in mental health, located in Shelton, Shrewsbury, close to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. The hospital opened in 1845 as the Shropshire and Montgomery County Asylum with an official capacity of 60 patients although already, on opening, having 104. The Read more

North Wales Hospital, Denbigh - December 2014

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Designed by architect Thomas Full James to originally accommodate between 60 and 200 patients, the hospital originally had its own farm and gasworks. Planned for closure by Enoch Powell during the 1960s, it was closed in sections from 1991 to 2002. We had visited here back in early 2012 whilst the Read more

Frenchay Hospital, Bristol - July 2014

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The area that Frenchay Hospital stands on (70 acres of land) was sold to the Corporation of Bristol in 1921 and for the next ten years it then became a children's TB hospital - Frenchay Park Sanatorium. In the late 1920s it was deemed that it was too small for all its patients, so, in 1931, five Read more

St Georges Hospital, Stafford - May 2014

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It was about time I'd properly checked this place out, I visited briefly approximately 3 years ago but didn't manage to evade the security and dogs too well. Fast forward to now and things are largely the same as back then, a few bits have been demolished seemingly preventing access to the chapel, Read more
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