I nipped over last night to check the fire damage.
The only building that was on fire is the St Mary's building (which was a nurses home not a care home as I have written in this report). It has suffered damage to the right hand side of the building but is not totally burned out.
There is a planning application submitted to demolish most of the buildings on the site including St Edwards. As far as I could see there has been no descision made on it yet.
I also found this on the net (link below), it gives the whole history and a detailed report on all the buildings. There is still some unseen stuff here notably the chapel within the former St Gerards Hospital which is now offices. If demo goes ahead I'm sure it will become more accesible. It will be a shame to see these buildings go as it's a great urbex site imo.
By Guest Dubbednavigator
As much as we all hate to see our beloved shrines of dereliction, they all eventually either get ripped down or converted
A lot of these are good, and a lot of them are very, very bad
What are the best ones you have seen?
My favourite has to be Nethernene on the hill. Located just down the road from cane hill
Its a beauty
And old 18 century house with had a bank function.The building is stripped of all furniture an will probably be renovated in some future.
Needed to be a little bit inventive to gain access to this one. But later I was all alone, with the only sound coming from the people in front of the building.
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