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  1. History In 1919 Leeds Corporation rented Meanwood Park to provide a ‘colony’ for the mentally handicapped, which was formally opened on 3rd June 1920, although the first patient had been admitted in the previous year. In 1921 the Corporation bought Meanwood Park estate and surrounding land totalling in all one hundred and seventy eight acres, from Sir Hickman Beckett Bacon of Thonock, Gainsborough, grandson of Sir Thomas Beckett. Originally 87 patients were accommodated in the Hall, but during the following twenty years villas were built in the grounds and by 1941, beds were provided for 841 patients. The Hall by then referred to as ‘The Mansion’ was used for other hospital purposes. MPH was taken over by the NHS in 1948 and administered by Leeds. It is now the responsibility of the Leeds Eastern Health Authority and accommodates about 460 residents. The hospital was controlled by Leeds Corporation. The Hospital trained nurses in a room in the children’s school. Male nurses lived on the wards, on the farm or male hostel. No meals or catering facilities were provided for non resident staff. In 1946 some villas were used by the military for convalescent cases. Most of the Villas were locked. No child under 14 was allowed to visit. Relatives and friends were allowed to visit once a month. Patient’s mail was censored in the Chief Male Nurses office. The CMN was Mr Parson’s. One free stamp a month was issued to patients. Many of the patients at that time were literate. If they behaved they were given a pass which allowed them a few hours weekend parole. Passes were signed by the Medical Superintendent. Patients were awarded 6d per week or a bar of chocolate. The Chief Male Nurse and the Matron were paid on the number of beds. They had their own sides of the hospital, male and female patients mixed only at dances and church services. A few historical photo's I found online Visit I visited with @hamtagger at the beginning of December. i'd seen this pop up online and quite liked the look of it. Now I will say, there really isn't much to see at all but I was really happy with the place. The decay was nice and mature, had some nice features reminiscent of its times. The whole place is surrounded by a newly built residential estate with the closest house literally 75 years away from the Hall itself and its like this all around. we had quite a nice leisurely paced explore round it, a really random room in the middle of the place with really modern furniture which threw us a little bit. The explore became a bit smelly about 3/4 of the way through when @hamtagger decided he needed a shit. I'm pretty sure he even killed a few pigeons with the stench! now you'd think that with a nice airy building the smell would disappear quite quickly and I'm not one to be bothered much by smells but even I was heaving. So, apologies to future explorers although I'm sure its safe now! 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Thanks for looking!
  2. Really like the mix of decay and not. Great set of pics Andy, nice and crisp
  3. that's really cool, another like from me for the paintings. Love how nature is taking back that building too.
  4. that tiled corridor is nice, photographs really well Quite like this. A lot left to see. Would be nice to see it in a more derelict state.
  5. Thats a really comprehensive report mikey, I love the artwork around the place and I've always liked a nice pool. Nice to see somewhere so vast so untouched from the vandals etc. Thanks for sharing mate, really enjoyed this
  6. i like this, mad how it still has most of the stuff there but I also like the fact that the waiting areas are almost pristine like they are still waiting for people. thanks for sharing, nice to see those gemstones, adds a nice little feel to the place
  7. WOW! This has taken a battering! Shame really because this place had a real homely feel to it at one point. Thanks for updating, always nice to know
  8. Really like the tiling on the floors, agree with what Andy said too.. a nice little touch there. I like it, is that a wardrobe in pic 8 because its bloody huge!
  9. Thats cool, looks like a really nice place! That ceiling is really impressive and i really like the windows The curve to it is nice, exterior has done well considering
  10. Wow, the place is massive! Some really nice features, including the intact organ which is nice to see Sounds like this was a good trip, quite like Jerk chicken
  11. Thats real nice mate! That mirror is very grand isn't it. Loving the decay now and those arched corridors really are nice.
  12. I’m sure you’ll have loads around. I just had a look at your Flickr LA is hustle and bustle, any small suburb is going to be a bit like that. Some of those shots reminded me of Gas Lamp Quarter in San Diego actually. Nice to have you on board 👍
  13. Hey, welcome to the forum Where about in Cali are you? Have you managed to get out somewhere yet?
  14. Thats really cool, can just imagine how busy that would have been in it's prime. Really like the conveyor covered in moss
  15. Thats a shame, hope the weather is better this weekend
  16. As much as it looks like nothing much to a passer by its a nice little snippet of history
  17. Don't you find yourself immersed in their 'life' when the house is full. I get so lost with time trying to put the pieces of the puzzle together.
  18. Im pretty sure Im not alone with sharing failures of this place but really nice to see it pop up again. I love 13 Andy and those mosaic tiles. Wonder what's happening with it now.
  19. What a beautiful building, I really like the curvature and the windows! Orangeries don't really have much a place today. I only found out quite recently that they are called Orangeries because they used to protect Orange and fruit trees in the winter, who'd have thought?! Basically a posh conservatory! There is an old Asylum in Lincoln where they had one, it was completely taken apart and moved, it now houses crocodiles or alligators at a nearby wildlife park. Lets hope they save it and it can be a massive something 🤣
  20. I quite like it. Pigeon crap galore but I like that little office and those old wooden sliding doors. Nice mate
  21. Bit of a mass of empty space, what are they doing with it? landie, pic 4 isn't showing my end, can you check its showing yours?
  22. Places like this are really interesting, makes you wonder about what the owner was like especially with everything they left behind. Thanks for sharing, I like how the bedroom is laid out
  23. What a shame its in that state eh. Not bad prices judging by the price list too. Thanks for sharing
  24. Interesting little place that, even the graffiti is cool
  25. Thats not bad considering you came across it on google! Quite like that entrance hall, decay is lovely. Who's have thought that shade of blue would look so good decayed haha! Nice damo :comp: