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UK Stone House Asylum - Visited 14.3.12

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This is a classic mooch from a little while back, only never got around to actually reporting it anywhere! This site is now completely redeveloped, so no chance of future explores unfortunately :(

HISTORY

Stone House Hospital, formerly the City of London Lunatic Asylum, was a hospital and former mental illness treatment facility in Stone, near Dartford, Kent. The hospital has been closed since 2007 amd has since been under redevelopment into flats.

Stone House was originally constructed between 1862 and 1866 at the behest of the London Commissioners in Lunacy to provide for pauper lunatics from the London area at a cost of £65,000. The buildings were designed in a Tudor Revival architecture style by James Bunstone Bunning, and the facility accommodated 220 patients.

AERIAL VIEW

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THE EXPLORE - 14.3.2012

With a little pointer from a 'contact' ;) we were able to enjoy an explore without too much interruption. The builders were obviously having a lay in, as it wasnt until after lunchtime that they started getting suspitious! By then we'd got most of our shots and made a stealthy retreat!

THE PHOTOS

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THANKS FOR LOOKING!!

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And finally! Who can you spot left in the dust?! :thumb

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Must have upset someone when we went i guess :)

nice report mate..couldyou shove a month and year in the title ,it just makes easier to asses from date if theres any chance of places still being worth a visit :)

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oooh lovely, thanks for the pics :) i really need to get around to doing more sites !

This ones long gone for exploring mate all but converted and many new builds on site..i got there with the lads just before the major work started,and got bust twice ;)

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Wevsky said:
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Must have upset someone when we went i guess :)

 

Haha I did wonder if someone had put that in after your explore ;)

Can also spot another couple of names I recognise in this photo as well!

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Cheers!! I think its hard to get a feel of the size of somewhere without a few exteriors, so I always try to begin a report with those. Y'know, whet peoples appetite for more! Haha

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Thanks for the feedback everyone! I've now added the date of the explore for people as well :D

Thank you..not so worried about the day but a month and year is helpfull :)

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