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St John's Hospital, Lincoln County Lunatic Asylum - November 2012

Lowri Jen

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Visited on a very cold, early morning during a Lincolnshire road trip I went on last winter.

I was so cold and tired on this particular morning that I managed to forget to put on my shoes before leaving the car, so ended up doing the whole explore in my slippers!

However, it was very much worth the numb feet, and I found it hard to drag myself away from the place.

This really is a stunning example of a British Victorian Asylum.

History:

St John’s Asylum, Lincolnshire in the East of England was built 1852. The building was then known as Lindsey & Holland Counties & Lincoln & District Lunatic Asylum. The Asylum has also been known over the years as Lincolnshire County Pauper Lunatic Asylum and Bracebridge Heath Asylum. Finally it was given the name St John’s during the early 1960’s

It was originally built to house just 250 patients but by 1902 the asylum grounds covered 120 acres. The grounds of the asylum were cultivated by the inmates where they grew their own vegetables. Within the grounds was a cemetery for the hospital which covered 1.5 acres. St John’s also had its own mortuary chapel.

After the outbreak of World War II during 1940, the patients were transferred to other nearby establishments as the hospital was turned into an emergency hospital.

In 1948 the administration of the hospital was passed to the National Health Service

The asylum finally closed its doors during December 1989 with all the patients being transferred to other nearby hospitals.

The site was then sold to developers who have converted a lot of the site into new housing.

All that now remains is the main asylum buildings which are Grade II listed, keeping them safe from demolition.

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Lara

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Sploring in slippers, how fantastic is that!! Lovely pics as per, nice one!!

 

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Great set and yay its like getting blood out of a stone with posts from you but worth it

:D Cool share Lowri

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Scattergun

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Should probably get this one done too while there's still somethin left to splore, nice shots :)

 

Rik

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Wow awesome photographs! oh and look a lovely water tower! You have to climb that Lowri :)

 
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23 my fav good stuff, you got some good light there, need to get back and climb that tower

 
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Lowri Jen

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Thanks everyone! Such a lovely place, need to go back there at some point :)

 

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Every time I see this place I want to go back. Wonder what the plan is for it at the mo?

nice light and pics :D

 

Silent Hill

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Very nice. One of my fave explores is this. I like the processing. Gives the place atmosphere :)

 
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