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High Royd's Hospital. Menston. Leeds. Visited this milleniumm 2013

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High Royd's was a former psychiatric hospital which was opened on the 8th of October 1888 as the West Riding Pauper Lunatics Asylum, and designed by the then revered architect J. Vickers Edwards.



It was designed on the broad arrow plan. The Victorians liked all things symmetrical :wink:



The hospital was largely self sufficient, and was provided with It's own library, surgery, dispensary, butchery, dairies, bakery, upholsterers and cobblers workshops. It also had it's own small railway system which was closed in 1951. The hospital itself closed It's doors in stages throughout 2003. As of 2011, the site is slowly being redeveloped as a new village. The ballroom and admin/clocktower are to be retained.

You can see some of the new development going on, and those god awful health and safety signs which are apparent everywhere.



This was a flying visit after doing Murphy's Machinery just up the road. We didn't get chance to shoot the admin from outside, so a return is deffo on the cards. Visited with my other half, and some other random peeps. Twas a cool day all round, and some fun with the secca.

Lets start with a few corridor shots. Access is relatively limited nowadays as a lot of the corridors have been breeze blocked :(





Lurking in the shadows.



Some nice ornate ceilings.





There's beauty even in decay.



Note the beautiful Italian mosaic floor tiling.



Decorated with the Yorkshire Rose and Black Daisies. This must have looked absolutely stunning in It's day.



Stained glass and cool tiling.



The doors to the ballroom.



The Ballroom.



Some peeling paint.



A door to a safe place.



The stripped out kitchens and the dispensary.





And now the highlight of the explore beckons :D



I think you know where this is heading.



The fab clock tower.



It was at this point the secca were doing their rounds, and one of them even shouted up the stairs "Is anyone there" :D2: As if we were going to answer to that.



I loved it up here.





All good things come to an end. Secca spotted me on the way out, so I gave them a wave and made my merry way back to the car.



Ta for looking.


 

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What epic detail the place has, you have captured it beautifully! Really love this thread, the write up and shots are awesome, thanks for sharing :)

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I really do like the layout of your Location posts and the content as so nicely done.

Images and write are top draw.

Another cracking share

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Many thanks for the kind comments. Much appreciated (y)

 

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Glad it's still on the map, not heard much about it lately. Love the picture of the doors into the ballroom - a beauty!

 
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One of thee best reports I have seen in ages.

 

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Nice report that mate and one ive not visited so nice to see some fresh pics!

 

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nice looking place, wouldnt mind a mooch around

 

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Lovely set of pics, would of loved to seen this place a few years back! Top Notch SIlent (y)

 
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Lovely set of pics, would of loved to seen this place a few years back! Top Notch SIlent (y)
Cheers buddy, appreciate that.

I would have loved to have seen the Morgue before the slab was removed and sealed up. It now sits in the Stanley Royd Museum in Wakefield. I just had to go and have a butchers ;)



 

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This is inspiring. I like how your pictures go in order like a story (y)

 
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