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County Hospital, Durham 2015

Conrad

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The history

The Durham County Hospital was constructed in the middle of the 19th century and began operation as a voluntary hospital. The hospital saw growth in the 20th century due medical advances, the growth of the city and the construction of a nearby railway viaduct. In total 5 major phases of building works have seen new buildings been added to the hospital in the 20th century to keep pace with demand. The hospital closed in 2010 and several proposals to turn the hospital into housing seem dead in the water.

The trespassing

I wasn't feeling optimistic about the odds of getting into this, after arriving in broad daylight and observing the hi-vis patrolling the perimeter. After a good deal of time ambling around the site and some luck I was in.

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There isn't much left here, the appeal of the place is probably in the facade of the original stone building, all the external shots that I have were taken from the inside through the windows.



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Pretty soon I came across indications of past explorers, which include but are not limited too,

-Signage laid out in a photogenic way

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-A tripod left in the middle of a corridor (broken?)

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-Bloody hand prints that caused me to do a bit of a double take, red paint (I hope).

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And the rest of the shots,

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Nice report :) Surprisingly easy when I went there no secca but loads of fake cameras! did you not try the morgue?

 

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Good to see and still some nice shots to be had.

Job well done on getting in (y)

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Nice report :) Surprisingly easy when I went there no secca but loads of fake cameras! did you not try the morgue?
Alas, I should have checked the outbuildings for it, live and learn

 

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One that doesn't pop up very often so good to see, liking the circular room and the windows :)

 

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I do believe that the morgue is sealed with a nice bit of plywood now? Nice report mate, some nice shots especially of the glass area.

Changed a lot since I went, there was no secca and the morgue was a walk in.

 
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I do believe that the morgue is sealed with a nice bit of plywood now? Nice report mate, some nice shots especially of the glass area. Changed a lot since I went, there was no secca and the morgue was a walk in.
Cheers. Very likely it is sealed now, the only outbuilding I passed on my exit was sealed shut.

 

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Nice old building that in good shape as well. Hope they hurry up and do something with it.

 

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Still never done the hospital, morgue is sadly sealed tinght at the moment :( some good shots here though not seen many from the hospital itself so cheers for sharing :)

 
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