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High Royds Asylum, Menston - June 2015

macc_explore

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The Visit

Another one that has probably been covered many times on the forum but again as I'm new over here I thought its one of those that's always quite nice to see.

Pretty standard explore really, nice and relaxed and no bother from the locals which is always nice :)

The History

High Royds Hospital is a former psychiatric hospital south of the village of Menston, West Yorkshire, England. The hospital is located within in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough and was first opened on 8 October 1888 as the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum. The hospital was designed on the broad arrow plan by architect J. Vickers Edwards. The 300 acre (1.2 km²) estate on which the asylum was built was purchased by the West Riding Justices for £18,000 in 1885 and the large gothic complex of stone buildings was formally opened on 8 October 1888. The administration building, which is Grade II listed, features an Italian mosaic floor in the main corridor which is intricately decorated with the Yorkshire Rose and black daisies - the latter of which provided inspiration for the title of Black Daisies a television screenplay, filmed at High Royds, which took as its subject the experiences of sufferers of Alzheimers disease.

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Love this place, one of my favourite explores. The picture of the stained glass is lovely Brian (y)

Such a waste of a beautiful building

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Need to see this one day before it disappears

 
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