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Some History.....

 

The North Wales Hospital (Locally known as Denbigh Mental or Denbigh Asylum) is a Grade 2 listed building.

Once a hospital for up to 200 people with psychiatric illness, by the early 1990's it house 1537 patients approximately. 

 

Designed by architect Thomas Fulijames, Building Started in 1844 and was completed in 1848.

It originally accommodated between 60 and 200 patients the hospital originally had its own farm and gasworks.

 

Notable Patent - George Maitland Lloyd Davis, Nonconformist Minister and Christian Pacifist Politician, Died there 1949

He had suffered  from depression throughout his life and in 1949 took his own life in the hospital. He was buried at Dolwyddelan.

 

Currently the buildings are on the at Risk Register, the 2006 planning permission has lapsed.

In 2011 the building was at risk of collapsing and no action was taken by the owner after a urgent works notice was issued Denighshire council hand no choice but to carry out the works the costs reached £939,000.

In 2013 the council voted to press for a compulsory purchase order.

 

This  day two of my birthday travels and I was so excited and when I say excited I could not sit still in the car!

So we found somewhere safe to park locked up the car and walked through a field and had planed how to do it was we had been warned of police on site. So we made our way straight to the chapel and in through a window not loads to see in there but the wood work for the roof was amazing. So we left them and headed straight for the mortuary and wow the fridge was still there and the mortuary room all that remained was the mortuary table stand some cupboards and a sink also the fridge. As normal was wrecked by kids.

From there we made our way into another building not sure what building it was though and with that we made our way further onto the site to the chimneys and what looked like the boiler room.

We then made our way to the bigger building some were in a right state we had made our way upstairs in a building when i herd voices and i alerted my other half as we were unsure if it was police or maybe security so we stayed quite and hoped the they did not come as far up the stairs as we were. so we decided to start making our way back down the stairs and took our chances to find it was kids which to our horror were walking on doors laid across beams where a floor used to be and the beams were bowing so we got to the bottom and left as they started to smash the place up which got to us both.

We done so much  there i could not list it all so please enjoy the pictures but you may have too look at them all on my Flickr account lol.

 

Unfortunately a few days after our visit a fire broke out and caused some much damage to one of the  buildings it is now believed that building will now have to be demolished. Always some Dickhead who has to ruin these places :(

 

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Please check out my flickr as there is 185 photos https://www.flickr.com/photos/148969450@N07/albums/72157684480213456/with/35054068865/

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It's always nice to see an update on buildings, unfortunately not much has changed with Denbigh. 

This is one of those 'must do' sites for any new explorer. 

If I'd have known you were on route to Wales I could have pointed you in the direction of some more worthy explores :thumb 

 

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2 minutes ago, Urbexbandoned said:

It's always nice to see an update on buildings, unfortunately not much has changed with Denbigh. 

This is one of those 'must do' sites for any new explorer. 

If I'd have known you were on route to Wales I could have pointed you in the direction of some more worthy explores :thumb 

 

Hey Urexbandoned We will be going to wales again we want to do more there and if you happy to point us in the right direction for worthy explores that would be great. We will let you know when we do our next visit x

 

 

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I was happy, I finally could visit it during my second "UE-trip" to UK in 2015. Unfortunately in a very bad state, but still an impressive building from the outside.

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