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  1. I remember this being a real nice explore except for loads of pigeon shite everywhere
  2. Twos a nice fresh sunny morning ... blah blah blah .... am not going to bore you with history or anything else for that matter ... probably be reports on quite a number of occasion's ... so i'll just share a few pics ... hope you like
  3. ello again chaps and chapettes, i've already harped on about a load of nonsense nothing to do with the explore on my carlton theatre report so if you want some sort of personal intro and explanation about how the explore came about then id say go read the first paragraph of my carlton report and then come back to me diving straight in with the explore. The explore. Landed in lincoln about 20/30 mins before the other guys and proceeded to drive an oap special fish and chips with curry sauce into me before going for a wander around the perimeter of the site and getting an idea for what we were looking at once the other lads landed. the recce told me half the site is a building site and half the access to the site is tucked away at the back of a row of housing estates gardens, during my recce i also walked straight into the secca, i wasn't anywhere i shouldn't be but at the same time i had no good reason to be where i was with a camera and tripod hanging off me if you know what i mean, he defo knew what i was here for and didn't take his eyes off me as i pretended to be on the phone and looked like i was looking for house number along the row of houses opposite the main entrance. shortly after the lads landed aswell and we proceeded to wander the perimeter fence together, sods law as soon we walk within 20 feet of the fence mr secca strolls around the corner, just as im pointing out a potential weak spot in the fence, again we weren't anywhere we shouldn't be but now there was four of us wandering around looking rather suspicious, we walked around the public footpath and the whole time the secca staring at us, we walked into the housing estate to discuss our options as by this point secca was stood on top of a mound of earth on us like a hawk. we decided to cut through the housing estate and make our way around the front, once we had done a loop we were back where we started with no secca so swiftly over we went and in no time we were in, it was getting pretty dark pretty fast at this point but luckily we were armed with torches so wasn't too much of a problem apart from the potential for being easily spotted wandering around with torches of course! quite enjoyed the mooch in the dark, wasn't as creepy as you'd want an old asylum in the dark, think the place has lost a lot of its vibe through the building project but still has nice features in there. All in a nice little mooch and a good start to the weekend History St John’s Asylum in 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 as 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 it's 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 and cannot be demolished. However work is now under way to convert the main buildings into flats. on with the picys thanks for looking kids, take it sleazy
  4. I didn’t think I would get the chance to see this place again, and this was one of my favourite explores… I was very keen to go back. And man was it worth it – I saw 4 times more than my last visit three years ago. It was a real privilege to see the cells, the hall, the grand staircase; and some more those iconic honeycomb ceilings. The building is extremely dicey in places – a lot worse than I remembered. Some floors are wonky, some floors are rotten… and some floors are missing altogether. That said, the natural decay in here is awesome. The site is being converted for housing. A lot of the foliage has been cleared, building work has begun, and the water tower controversially demolished. Built under the name Lincolnshire County Lunatic Asylum in 1852, set in 120 acres of grounds. In 1940, female patients were transferred around the UK to make way for an emergency department for the war effort. The newly established NHS took control in 1948 and by the 1960’s it was known as St John’s Hospital. The Hospital was closed in 1989, since then it has been sold and gradually been demolished to make way for housing leaving just the main building. the cells the main hall the grand staircase Sorry its a bit pic heavy; but this was an awesome explore. One of my favourites
  5. I have always wanted to see this asylum as I think it always looked one of the most beautiful around but did not think it was doable anymore.but after seeing urbexabandoned and hamtagger had been and I was going to licolnshire anyway I thought I would give it a look.it did not dissapont though.with it beautiful arches and honeycomb ceilings.to the main hall and stairs.although the stairs are covered in scaffold.visited with a friend and rubex and the wombat.we found our way in easy enough avoiding the jcb driving backwards and forwards.the floors are very dodgy in there now.with complete floors missing.thanks to urbexabandoned for the help.and I am pleased I finally saw this one.
  6. History, stolen from @hamtagger "Built under the name Lincolnshire County Lunatic Asylum in 1852, set in 120 acres of grounds. In 1940, female patients were transferred around the UK to make way for an emergency department for the war effort. The newly established NHS took control in 1948 and by the 1960's it was known as St John's Hospital. The Hospital was closed in 1989, since then it has been sold and gradually been demolished to make way for housing leaving just the main building." The Explore After hearing several different stories of the security here I was a little sceptical. Really not knowing what to expect and seeing very few reports in the last year we had no idea if it was going to be worth it. Seeing as this will be literally on my doorstep when I move in a few weeks me and @hamtagger decided to pay the old girl a visit. We had a great explore, lots to see, the decay is awesome in places and you can see from old reports not a lot has changed except there has been some scaffolding added to the main staircase and someone has had a little sweep up in certain areas. My highlight was the Iron arches with the Cross on them, the little Urine test box which I had seen in HT's previous report and was so shocked it was still there and that beautiful honeycomb ceiling. We got in and out undetected On with the pics This is what I get when I leave my camera unattended... thanks [MENTION=1029]hamtagger[/MENTION] This is what the staircase looks like now, the whole of it is covered in scaffolding. The main Hall Thanks for looking!
  7. Well having seen Silent Hill's report I thought I'd chuck upsome of my photos. I'm with Silent about this place - it's a fabulous building and explore and I love it lots. it's one of the places that got me into Urbex. Once I saw "that" staircase I had to see it for myself and photograph it. Our first attempt saw us politely escorted off the premises by the Polish Man mountain but we vowed to return and so we did. On with the graphical representations: That Staircase Ghostly goings on An explore that towers over others a few more frames to come yet A few more shots of that staircase Time to say goodbye to the old place and there you have it folks - thanks for looking. If ever you needed evidence that it's the photographer that matters not the equipment ... these were all shot with a Canon G10 COMPACT camera
  8. Dont think I stuck this up at the time, been on the list for a while, seemed like a good time to tick it off. Visited with Cloaked Up. Built under the name Lincolnshire County Lunatic Asylum in 1852, set in 120 acres of grounds. In 1940, female patients were transferred around the UK to make way for an emergency department for the war effort. The newly established NHS took control in 1948 and by the 1960’s it was known as St John’s Hospital. The Hospital was closed in 1989, since then it has been sold and gradually been demolished to make way for housing leaving just the main building.
  9. After driving through the night to reach a particularly nice set of headstocks the second stop of the Englandshire trip was to this old beauty. Arriving early in the morning, we found the perimeter to be surround by police, I must have counted about 20 or so High Vis jackets. On the previous England trip with Scattergun we tried to do this place but it was too late at night, so I was not to be put off this time! Changing the plan slightly and parking in a different location we set off to find a way in. JFR and myself didn't take long to navigate a couple fences that were blocking our path, and soon we looking for a way in. Every bloody window and door was sealed solid. The secca have been doing a pretty good job. We found a fairly easy entry point, (thank you PM of the SOCC), overlooked by way too many houses and too close to the secca hut for comfort and of course the police. This was my first route ever that involved razor wire, there isn't all that much to worry about with it really. We were in, so we crept about around the place to get our bearings. I didn't realise just how big this place is, it seemed pretty endless, but it was very stripped out, but it was beautiful and still had lots of character with the lovely corridors leading everywhere. Little bit of history : Enough of my boring waffle, on with the pics. I couldn't believe how nice the pattern brick ceilings were and how much of them there was, stunning! Can't beat a bit of glass block in a corridor shot! Can't decide what pic I prefer so sticking them both up! The famous corridor! Main hall This corridor is just rather cool and had to stick both sides up! Oh the stair case, stunning, thought it was much bigger than it is, but don't think I've seen a better one with my own eyes! Would be rude not finish with a couple more corridor pics. Thanks for looking Oh and it turns out the police were there too direct the traffic as there was an airshow on, not looking for me cause am a dodgy bloke carrying haggis around with me. Still added to the excitement
  10. 2013: Still there looking good! 2012: I have been wanting to get inside this since 2009, and TBM managed to get us (Me, His girlfriend, my girlfriend and me) some permission as its has always been tight. Please excuse some of the pissed shots, I'm getting used to a tripod with no spider (long story). St Johns asylum was closed in 1991, and the entire site demolished in 1994 leaving only this small chapel plus one acre of land behind. The chapel does not have any bodies buried around it, and has passed through several hands since 1991, but not much has really happened since. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 More at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/landie_man/sets/72157623166379644/ Before anyone asks, the bell does work!!
  11. St John’s Hospital. Despite all the horror story's i had heard before embarking on this adventure i found it to have a very calming atmosphere while exploring this beautiful building. Dont get me wrong i found some parts of the building a little disconcerting such as the children s ward. Despite it been an emotional journey i am keen to take this adventure again and will be very soon. Thanks for taking the time to look guys x
  12. A little wonder around the St johns Asylum in Lincoln So close to getting inside but to many people around which i was Gutted but at least i got to see the external Maybe some one could take me in the future eh A bit of History, The Asylum (St John’s Mental Hospital) closed down in 1990 and was sold a few years later to a property developer who has constructed nearly 1,000 new houses in the village. The original hospital buildings themselves are classified as Grade III listed buildings and are protected from demolition. During the redevelopment of the hospital site, a number of these protected buildings were refurbished and converted into flats and offices. On with the pictures hope you like. Thanks for looking
  13. I thought I would put up a report to warm me up on here. You all know the history, this was my second time round the place-this time with Shatners and Skanky. Good times. And those stairs.... Full set including my shots from first visit on my Flickr. Thanks
  14. So this was my second outing, explored alone. I only managed to get into one building, I think it may have been a residential one. Nothing in the way of medical equipment, which was a shame... I only spotted one way into the main building, but didn't fancy attempting it alone. Anyway, here are some pics. I don't know if this is in the right category, seeing as there isn't really much hospitally stuff. Hoping to return here and have a go at some other areas, see the bits I wanted to see, seeing as I was born somewhere in there! So if anyone fancies it, give me a shout. Thanks for looking.