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Padded Cell, Royal Hospital Haslar G-Block - 2015

AndyK!

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Padded cells are few and far between now-a-days, so the opportunity to visit one doesn't present itself very often. So rare in fact, that I should imagine this will be the only padded cell I ever get the opportunity to visit, in situ and outside of a museum.

This particular padded cell is inside the 'G Block' of the Royal Hospital Haslar - a disused naval hospital on the south coast of England. G Block was established in 1910 as a purpose-built psychiatric unit and was comprised of 2 wards, each with 12 beds. G-Block served as an assessment centre and sailors requiring longer term treatment were transferred to a psychiatric unit at Great Yarmouth. The padded cell was built by Pocock Brothers, a company who were responsible for the creation of a few other similar padded cells around that time. In practice the cell was rarely used.

G-Block External



Staircase in the G-Block entrance lobby



Outside of the cell door. The makers plate has been removed.



Looking through the door into the padded cell



Inside the cell



Looking up at the door



Looking towards the back of the cell



Wider view of the padding



“When faith is kneeling by his bed of deathâ€


 

Urbexbandoned

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Having seen this myself I can vouch for what a gem it is. Such a feeling to be shut inside it and wonder about what stories those walls could tell

Some of the nicest pics I've seen if it though Andy (y)

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That's a really nice set Andy, you can almost feel the texture on number 4.

Cheers for posting (y)

 

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Tempted to go back down there to see this as I doubt another one's going to come along any time soon. Great shots mate (y)

 
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