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UK Middlewood Hospital Chapel - Nov 2015

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I had pulled up to eat my salad bowl from the local Morrisons and spotted the trademark Heras fencing

If you want to secure a site then don't surround it with Heras fencing because it just screams abandoned property ;)

After fighting past the brambles getting in was pretty easy, sadly there's not much left to see inside but it killed half an hour and I needed a pee so it was convenient

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Just outside the city of Sheffield was a psychiatric hospital named The South Yorkshire Asylum, which was built in 1869 and opened in 1872, and was designed by architect Bernard Hartley. Its name was changed quite often (West Riding Asylum from 1890, West Riding Mental Hospital from 1930, Middlewood Hospital from 1948), and reported 1,189 patients living on campus in 1975.

Most of the hospital has been demolished or renovated into Wadsley Park Village, a residential community. The church was sold off but after failed planning attempts it remains empty. The church was used briefly in a TV show called "The Last Train".




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It's pretty fucked

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Small but perfectly formed. 

It's quite amazing the number of these derelict chapels that exist, they're rarely demolished with the hospital buildings for whatever reason I don't know. They're also often not as old as they look!  

Thanks for sharing :-) 

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Really like how you have added pics of how it used to look, that's a nice touch I think :thumb

 

At least you checked it out, a few nice bits in there. 

Thanks for sharing 

 

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I really like then and now pictures.. Sometimes its worth a google of the better known derps to see what they did look like..  Nice one Paul. 

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