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UK South Yorkshire Asylum Chapel - Wadsley - February 2016

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History

 

A bit of a mish mash as I couldn't find much just on the Chapel but this is what I did find. 

 

After its closure, the land of the former Hospital was purchased for residential development by Bloor Homes. It was sold off to various other developers such as Redrow, Barratt, Harron Homes, Wimpey and PJ Livesey although Bloor’s were the major house builder for the new Wadsley Park estate which was constructed on the site of the old hospital. The Wadsley Park village consists of a mixture of houses and apartments of various sizes. Some of the old hospital structures were designated as listed buildings, the main admin block (the clock tower), Kingswood ward, the church and the porters lodge were all grade II listed and could not be demolished with the rest of the hospital.

The administration building and clock tower were converted into 38 luxury apartments by Urbani after permission to demolish the building was denied and the building is now known as Middlewood Lodge. The Kingswood ward has been converted into 85 apartments by developers PJ Livesey and is known as Kingswood Hall. The porter's lodge on Middlewood Road has been refurbished and is now a nursery. The hospital church has been derelict for many years, it held its last service on 6 November 1996 to mark the closure of the hospital. In March 2012 plans were submitted by architectural design consultancy Coda Studios that may see the imposing Victorian church converted into a mixture of town houses and apartments. The scheme which needs approval from Sheffield City Council also contains proposals for a selection of partially underground eco-friendly bungalows beneath the building.

 

The Explore 

 

Visited with @hamtagger , we had allready been on one explore in Sheffield and were running out of daylight hours so needed one that wasn't going to take long. I had seen the post @Paulpowers had posted on this little chapel and liked the look of it. 

Not much left to it really but what I did see was nice. The initial thought I had when seeing it was it looked like a really gloomy church. Almost hidden beneath greenery you could see the spire and top poking out as we approached. Entry was relatively easy. The ground had been dug out inside with channels in between each Column. I am assuming they do this to see what the foundations are like. Actually I didn't assume this. HT told me and I just thought it would make me a little more intelligent haha! 

The structure is pretty sound, quite sad to see how much graf and vandalism this place has had. It's always quite sad to see someone deface the 'house of god'. Not that I am religious or anything but more respectful if anything. 

There are some wonderful stained glass windows in here, especially the one which was placed in there just after World War II. Anyway, not much left to say on this place. 

 

1: The Exterior 

 

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2: The inside looking back from the Altar 

 

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3: 

 

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4: 

 

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5: The right Transept windows 

 

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6: The remains of the Organ 

 

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7: The Original flooring, mostly covered in Pigeon Shit 

 

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8: One of the few remaining Stained Glass windows 

 

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9: The part I liked the most, still 100% intact too. A little slice of history

 

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Some nice features in there! good shots and i like the stained glass windows, dont see many of them intact :thumb

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Thanks lads, yeah such a shame to see a church in this kind of state but the mindless individuals will have karma bite them on the ass one day. I love a good church too :)

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I do like that window in the last pic with the bit about the mental hospital, i tried to get a snap of that too but my lens is wank for stuff light that, correction I am wank at using the camera :D 

 

Enjoyed this little mini-mooch :)

 

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13 hours ago, Urbexbandoned said:

 the mindless individuals will have karma bite them on the ass one day.

 

We can only hope :thumb

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