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Whittingham Asylum, Lancashire - (May 2012) 2013

Flava

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Whittingham Hospital opened officially on 1st April 1873, built by bricks made on site, the source being what became to be known as the "duck pond" but referred to on maps as the "fish pond". The kiln for the manufacture of the bricks was situated, apparently, in what is known "Super's Hill Woods", at the back of the hospital, on the road to Grimsargh. The hospital was built in four "phases", the first being St Luke's (the Main), followed by St John's (the Annex), then Cameron House, and lastly St Margaret's (the New or West Annex). In addition to these 'divisions' there was also a Sanatorium of fourteen beds built for Infectious Diseases, which became known as Fryars' Villa, later to become part of the accomodation for the resident staff. The hospital served the community for almost 150 years, and, in its' day, was a virtually self sufficient community.

Proposal for an additional Asylum within Lancashire was called for and, following decisions as a result of the Local Government Act of 1888, it was decided to build an Asylum. The first choice of site was just behind Fulwood Barracks in Preston, but this gave way to a preferential site at Got Field Farm, to be known as Whittingham. This site was chosen, primarily, because there was a good natural supply of fresh water more readily available than other sites, and it was within easy reach of Preston.

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Same as that.... Completely buggered but still lovely! Nice set mate. Must visit ASAP...

 

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Shame that corridor is so battered. That would have made a great shot.

 

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As always, I love the decaying places more! Love all these shots, great stuff :)

 

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I love looking at this place must get myself in there one day

 

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great set, was my first explore all those years ago and its got a lot worse in last few years.

 
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I will go this summer! It's awesome mate. It's fucked but it's awesome, I love it and your shots are excellent. Sun rays through the window is a proper thumbs up (y)

 
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