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UK St George's Hospital, Morpeth. August 2016

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Like afew other people I thought this place would be well gone by now so, it was a pleasant surprise to see a recent report showing it was still worth a look. Demolition has indeed started on the site but there is still abit to see. The hall is still there plus some of the lovely peeling paint corridors and a whole host of cool bits and features, Had a good few relaxed hours round here and pretty much covered what is left. Really glad I got to see this, especially as I thought I'd missed it. Visited with non member Paul.

HISTORY

St George’s Park Hospital opened in 1859, as the Northumberland County Pauper Lunatic Asylum. During its first 125 years or so, mental health care in Northumberland was based, largely, in St George’s Hospital. Back in 1859 there were 100 male and 100 female patients. By 1888, as additional hospital buildings were being built, the population had risen to 267 men and 244 women. 
In 1890 the building was renamed the County Mental Hospital and then again in 1937 when the complex became known as St Georges Hospital, the name which was to remain until the sites closure.
In 2006 St Georges Park opened which is a new modern purpose-built mental health hospital and has since replaced the services formerly offered at the old county asylum.

 

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Thanks For Looking :thumb

 

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Wow that place is fucked, but some nice photography mate. Im glad you enjoyed it.

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Always fancied this one bit it's so bloody far away! Still a few bits worth seeing but looks pretty sorry for itself these days

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On 15/08/2016 at 6:57 PM, Vulex said:

 

Wow that place is fucked, but some nice photography mate. Im glad you enjoyed it.

 

Thanks mate :) Yep, had a great time here and I'm really glad I got to see the place. Well, what is left  :thumb

 

On 15/08/2016 at 8:40 PM, jones-y-gog said:

 

Still a few familiar bits , didn't know it was marked for demolition.

 

Started last summer I think mate. Don't know why this lot has been left. Alot of evidence of things being stripped out of what is left.

 

On 15/08/2016 at 10:58 PM, The_Raw said:

 

Always fancied this one bit it's so bloody far away! Still a few bits worth seeing but looks pretty sorry for itself these days

 

Yep, I agree mate. Been looking at some old reports for this place and it is indeed a sorry state these days. 

 

On 17/08/2016 at 1:20 PM, scrappy said:

 

Nice, I didn't think there would be much at all left here . Good to see there is still some shots to be had.

 

Thanks bud :) Thought the same myself mate. Still abit to have a go at as it turns out. Was looking at your report from 2009 of this place. Time has not been kind unfortunatley.

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On 28/08/2016 at 1:30 PM, Urbexbandoned said:

 

Nice to see this place again but what a sad state it's in :( the hall is still worth a visit though :thumb 

 

Yep, the hall was still worth a look mate, some great peeling paint corridors as well. Also some there is some cool toilet art for Hamtagger :-D

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Great photos...... have a personal meaning as my unknown Grandad I have just found out was a resident here for many years. I was recently in Morpeth but didn't know this at the time so missed an opportunity to go have a look!!!! As they are demolishing this now, these  pics are probably my only insight into some of his life!! Epic pictures........ You also need to go and have a look inside Cliffe Fort in Kent !

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