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Hello everyone! I never used to post reports often. But over the last 3 days & joining this forum has put me into a real good mood and the feedback has been amazing!! Thank you all This was an explore i was not to sure about. I did not like the location and it had a spooky feel about the place! We had been inside around an hour and it was pitch black before we started hearing lots of noises and talking. I was a little worried it would be some "chavs" or "kids" smashing the place up with all the noise so we decided to leave. As we where leaving we bumped into a photographer and a model in a wedding dress. - This was my first time bumping into anyone on an explore! We spend about 30 more minuets inside before we moved on to the next location. A little history - The Fletcher Convalescent Home opened in 1893 and closed in 1998. It served as a hospital and during the war. (A tuberculosis hospital for the military) Since it closed the buildings have been subject to numerous planning applications, none of which have been successful. This building also features on the in the Victorian Society’s “Top Ten Endangered Buildings” list of 2008. Thanks for looking!!
The Fletcher Convalescent Home opened on 25 April 1893. The hospital was administered by the Governors of the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. The building was designed by E Boardman & Son and is unlisted. It was, however, in the Victorian Society’s 2008 top-10 list of endangered buildings. Absorbed into the NHS during the 20th century, the home was converted into a geriatric unit which closed in 1998. In 1999 the complex was sold for development. Planning permission for its conversion to housing has been granted, but the requirement for some of the accommodation to be affordable housing has proved a sticking point, and this has delayed work on the building for several years. Until a solution can found, the former Fletcher Convalescent Home sits rotting, its stained glass windows smashed and open to the elements, deteriorating with every passing day. A fire, believed to have been started by vandals, recently caused further damage to the structure. A modern hospital for the rehabilitation of the elderly – the Benjamin Court Hospital – adjoins the complex in the west.