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UK 12/12/18 Pool Parc Asylum; main building chaple and aux buildings

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Pool Parc, near Ruthin, dates back to the 16th Century when it was home to the Salesbury family and the manor house was rebuilt for William Bagot, 2nd Baron Bagot, in the 1820s.

It was apparently lost in a bet by the Bagot family and it was later sold to the District Health Authority, becoming a convalescent home and then an asylum, used as an overspill for North Wales Hospital in Denbigh before closing in 1989.

 

Have also found an old pic of what it looked like in better times

 

It is very dark inside and if you are doing the upper floors take a good torch as someone has removed the odd tread in the temporary staircase

 

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Nice one, thanks for sharing :) Haven't seen pics from the chapel for a while. Looks like they've taken the boards off downstairs in that main building too?

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