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Here's a little selection of some of the more random, less-obvious shots from 10 years of exploring asylums.

One shot each from most of the ones I've visited.

Thought I'd try and avoid the obvious shots a little.

 

Aston Hall

(Nottinghamshire Mental Defective Colony, opened in 1930)

Ward block

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Bangour Village

(West Lothian District Asylum, opened in 1906)

Main administration block

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Barrow

(2nd Bristol Borough Mental Hospital, opened in 1938)

Main corridor

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Bethel

(Charitable public asylum, opened in 1713)

Day room

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Bethlem Royal

(4th incarnation of "Bedlam" (founded in 1247), initially for private middle-class patients, opened in 1930)

Admin block staircase

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Cane Hill

(3rd Surrey County Asylum, opened in 1883)

Chapel altar

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Carlton Hayes

(Leicestershire & Rutland County Asylum, opened in 1904)

Chapel

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Cefn Coed

(Swansea Borough Mental Hospital, opened in 1932)

South-eastern view of ward block and water tower

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Colney Hatch

(aka Friern, 2nd Middlesex County Asylum, later 2nd London County Asylum, opened in 1851)

Admin block tower

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Denbigh

(aka North Wales Asylum, opened in 1848)

View from ward block window towards admin block clock tower

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Fairfield

(Three Counties Asylum (for Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire & Huntingdonshire), opened in 1860)

South east view of main block

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Fair Mile

(Berkshire County Asylum, opened in 1870)

South-east view of main block

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Fulbourn

(Cambridgeshire & Ely County Asylum, opened in 1858)

Main elevation (admin block in centre)

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Gartloch

(Glasgow District Asylum, opened in 1896)

View from dormitory window

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Glenside

(Bristol Borough Asylum, opened in 1861)

Chapel window

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Goodmayes

(West Ham Borough Asylum, opened in 1901)

Gallery with cell doors

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Hanwell

(Middlesex County Asylum, later first London County Asylum, opened in 1831)

Main corridor in female wing

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Harperbury

(Middlesex Mental Defective Colony, opened in 1934)

Dormitory

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Hartwood

(Lanarkshire District Asylum, opened  in 1895)

Jump-proof fire escape

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Heckingham

(former Norwich Union Workhouse, converted into 2nd Norfolk County Mental Hospital, opened in 1927)

Main elevation

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Hellingly

(East Sussex County Asylum, opened in 1903)

Corridor network (with random portable bathtub)

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Hensol

(Glamorganshire Mental Defective Colony, opened in 1930)

Interview room

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High Royds

(3rd West Riding County Asylum, opened in 1888)

Glazed-tile doorway

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Horton

(8th London County Asylum, opened in 1902)

Administration block

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The Lawn

(Charitable Public Asylum, opened in 1820)

View from eastern wing

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Lennox Castle

(Dunbartonshire Mental Defective Colony, opened in 1937)

Admin block coaching entrance

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Leybourne Grange

(Kent Mental Defective Colony, opened in 1936)

OT room

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Little Plumstead

(Norfolk Mental Defective Colony, opened in 1930)

Discarded training material

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Mapperley

(Nottingham Borough Asylum, opened in 1880)

Southern aspect

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Middlewood

(2nd West Riding County Asylum, opened in 1872)

Chapel

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Napsbury

(Middlesex County Asylum, opened in 1905)

Recreation hall (left) and ward block (right), with water tower in background

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Pen-Y-Fal

(Monmouthshire County Asylum, opened in 1851)

Ward blocks

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Pool Parc

(Overspill annexe to North Wales Mental Hospital, opened in 1937)

Main corridor

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Rauceby

(Kesteven County Asylum, opened in 1902)

Administration block

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Rosslynlee

(East Lothian & Peebles District Asylum, opened in 1874)

Recreation hall

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Runwell

(East Ham & Southend-on-Sea Borough Mental Hospital, opened in 1937)

Chapel

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Severalls

(2nd Essex County Asylum, opened in 1913)

Gallery with cell doors

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St Andrew's

(Norfolk County Asylum, opened in 1814)

Mortuary

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St Brigid's

(Connaught District Asylum, opened in 1833)

Ward corridor

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St Cadoc's

(Newport Borough Asylum, opened in 1906)

Window in day-room.

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St Clement's

(Ipswich Borough Asylum, opened in 1870)

"Quiet room" in medium-secure annexe

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St Crispin

(Northamptonshire County Asylum, opened in 1876)

Staircase in Superintendent's residence

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St David's

(Joint Counties Asylum for Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire & Cardiganshire, opened 1865)

Observation room in annexe

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St George's

(Northumberland County Asylum, opened in 1859)

Corridor network

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St John's

(Lincolnshire County Asylum, opened in 1852)

Admin block main reception

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St Mary's

(Gateshead Borough Asylum, opened in 1914)

Corridor network

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Stone House

(The City Of London Asylum, opened in 1866)

Dining hall

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Strathmartin (aka Balvodan)

(Charitable Public Idiot Asylum, opened in 1855)

Eastern side of main building

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Sunnyside Royal

(Montrose District Asylum, opened in 1858)

Congregation area outside recreation hall

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Talgarth

(Joint Breconshire and Radnorshire County Asylum, aka Mid-Wales Asylum, opened in 1903)

View from ward window

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The Towers

(Leicester Borough Asylum, opened in 1869)

Main corridor in ward section of eastern block

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West Park

(11th London County Asylum, opened in 1915 as Canadian War Hospital, reopened in 1923 as mental hospital)

Geriatric ward day room

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Whittingham

(4th Lancashire County Asylum, opened in 1873)

Entrance into ward block from corridor network

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Bloody hell what a collection that is!!!! As The Raw said, quite a few I've not even heard of let alone seen before.

Part of me thinks it's great to see these fascinating historical places have been documented properly before the vast majority got demolished or redeveloped. 

The other part of me is insanely jealous :22_stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Probably one of the best reports on hospitals/asylums I've seen for a while! 

Nice to see another person made it in to the Lawn :thumb and Rossylnee is always nice as it doesn't crop up too often. Fairfield I'd be interested in seeing inside if you have any pics as this was down the road from where I grew up. 

thats some proper history there with many now no longer standing or converted. 

I like this, a lot! 

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Just wish I'd been 1) a better photographer for some of the earlier ones and 2) had the money to make sure I got to all the others that have gone since 2008 and I never saw.

 

2 hours ago, hamtagger said:

you've definitely gotten around a bit!

 

Thanks all. And what have you heard!? :? Haha.

 

They will all go in a book once there are no more left to visit.

And there are of course a few more on the (shameless plug) countyasylums.co.uk website :95_v:

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