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Pool Parc Hospital, Ruthin, Wales - Aug 15

Hydro

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Visited with Raz & Fatpanda

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Bit of History;

Originally owned by Sir Walter Bagot, the current buildings were rebuilt in the late 1820′s. It was acquired by the North Wales Counties Mental Hospital and opened in 1937 to accommodate 80+ patients to relieve the overcrowding at the much larger Denbigh Asylum. It eventually closed in 1990 and has laid derelict ever since. It would appear that some building work has, at some stage been attempted, but then simply left.

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We approached stealthily as possible up the private road with FatPanda's bass system shaking the very ground beneath the car...

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The Explore;

Once out of the car and my headache beginning to reside, we nipped under a bush and found ourselves stood outside a very attractive white building. My first impression was something off of Heartbeat (Welsh Version probably called something like "HLleysgry LleLlen" as they love their double L (y) ) and as you walk in the door you are greeted by some serious staircase porn. So after spending 20 mins dribbling over it we moved on the the rest of the building. I say building but building is a very loose statement, perhaps 6 million seperate parts held together in close formation... Unstable as fook. Stayed on the roof for all of 20 seconds before legging it back down. Upper floors feel a bit like a bouncy castle, only this bouncy castle is 20ft in the air and covered in nails and of course, my favourite asbestos. Not the kind of thing you want at your 6 year olds birthday party right? ;)

All in all a cool day out but the staircase is pissing me right off because the architect was either an idiot or he thought "You know what, one day someones going to want to take pictures of this so im going to build it on a slant" so none of my pics are straight (y) - Moan over, heres the rest of the pics :)

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Thanks for looking (y)


 

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Nice Matt, the staircase really is beautiful. Shame about the rest of the place though.

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Nicely shot :)

Sealed up tight when we went last year :(

 

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Walked in the door :lol: Funny how this place has a different access point almost every week! It's a really beautiful building on the outside as well as the staircase, well worth popping in (y)

 
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