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Yorkshire Asylum, 2015

urblex

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Had a brief look around this place with Ferox (cheers for making it happen & a good day out mate (y) ) wasn't our first choice & we weren't expecting to get in. Weren't in there too long as Ferox spotted the police, weren't sure if they were there for us or not but neither of us fancied finding out so we made the executive decision to leave straight away. The more we thought about it the more we reckon we 'got out by the skin of our teeth' & can't think of any other reason they would of been there. Think the bit we were in was the administration building, the rest of it has been turned into houses, wouldn't mind living in one of the houses just for the fact that it used to be part of an asylum and inside they still have all the grand doorways & windows etc, shame they didn't do the same with whitty (yep he's banging on about whitty again :rolleyes: ). Obviously would of been nice to see more but glad we got to see it briefly.





History,

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"The hospital was designed on the broad arrow plan by architect J. Vickers Edwards. The 300 acre estate on which the asylum was built was purchased by the West Riding Justices for £18,000 in 1885 and the large gothic complex of stone buildings was formally opened on 8 October 1888.

The administration building, which is Grade II listed, features an Italian mosaic floor in the main corridor which is decorated with the Yorkshire Rose and black daisies - the latter of which provided inspiration for the title of Black Daisies a television screenplay, filmed at High Royds, which took as its subject the experiences of sufferers of Alzheimers disease.

The hospital was intended to be largely self-sufficient, and was provided with its own library, surgery, dispensary, butchery, dairies, bakery, shop, upholster's and cobbler's workshops and a large estate partly devoted to agriculture and market gardening. The patients lived in wards and if they were able, were expected to work towards their keep either on the farm, in the kitchens and laundry, or in various handicrafts. The hospital was formerly connected to the Wharfedale railway line by its own small railway system, this was closed in 1951"

The hospital closed in 2003.

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hamtagger

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Lucky escape there mate! A least you got in even if it was for a short visit (y)

Good stuff :)

 

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A shame about the old bill making an appearence urblex but glad you got to see what you did.

It happens to us all ;)

 

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Nice one mate(y) Yeah, was a great day this one, enjoyed the run out. Nice write up also.

 

urblex

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Cheers mate, was thinking about doing a report on all the externals i got from that day as well, be a shame to put them to waste...

 

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Yeah, sounds a good idea mate. Would like to see them. The crazed day it was :)

 
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