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Hartwood Hospital Nurses Home - Oct 2015

trav

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Found this looking for Hartwood Hospital in Scotland.

Some history from Wikipedia

"The remains of Hartwood Hospital, a 19th-century psychiatric hospital with imposing twin clock towers, are the main feature of the village, even after its closure under the direction of the Lanarkshire Health Board in 1998. On the morning of 28 June 2004, a fire broke out in the disused Hartwood buildings. This involved the destruction of the admin offices, dining hall and clock towers. After it closed in 1998, it was used as a studio by Lanarkshire Television, but Lanarkshire Television was closed down in 2002. After LTV left, the hospital fell victim to vandalism and fire. Security men regularly patrol the site to fend off vandals.

Hartwood Hospital Nurses Home was designed by Glasgow Architect James Lochhead in 1926. It was designed to blend in with the 1890's Baronial style Hartwood Mental Hospital, located on the same site, and was originally built as Nurses Accommodation for the Hartwood Nursing staff. It was finally opened in 1931. It was decsribed as a Baronial-style nurses residential home. It is a Category C listed building.

In 1974, the Scottish Western Region's Hartwood School of Nursing was based here and trained the vast majority of nurses, who then initially practiced in the area.

It was latterly home to the Bell College of Technology School of Nursing and Midwifery. The building was officially vacated in 1996."

Inside it was dry but the was rot in the floor. I went to go down the main staircase, put my hand on a post that held the hand rail, and the whole thing slowly rocked forwards then back into place! F-That!



























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Not much to talk about really. Just room after room of the same. Shame they let all these old buildings go to waste!

 
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Looks alright this place mate, like the external on pic one. Thanks for the share (y)

 

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Yeah that looks like nurses accomodation to me.

 

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That's a lovely looking building, and like you said it's a shame that it's been left to rot like this :(

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Cheers everyone....it does look a lot better/more interesting than my pics show...I don't know wtf was up with me when I edited them but they look so drab and boring, I usually go for editing as close to how it looked/felt at the time but I did a pretty poor job of it! haha

 

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That's a cool find mate, some nice decay going on in there and the pics look good enough to get a feel for the place, that's all that matters really. I found some history on the place from an old report so I've stuck it in your write up (y)

 
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That's a cool find mate, some nice decay going on in there and the pics look good enough to get a feel for the place, that's all that matters really. I found some history on the place from an old report so I've stuck it in your write up (y)
Nice one, thanks :)

 

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I like this, love that usual stone hey use up I Scotland and Wales for the majority of their big buildings like this. Sets the tone especially when the place has been left to rot like this one. Great in places, lots of decay (y)

 

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Lookin a bit sorry on the inside... But still a stunner from the outside eh? :)

 
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