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UK St J's - Lincoln - (visited 2012) - 2013

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Oldish report from November last year. Got caught by some contractors in here and they weren't best pleased.

History:

St John’s Asylum, 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 where 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 its 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.

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This is awesome, I cant get enough of asylums! Peely paint porn! :D

The long coriddors remind me a bit of the ones going between the buildings at West Park. Really nice photos, very much enjoyed this report!

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Very Nice, How long ago were these taken. Can't remember who went just lately, but PIRs are back on and angry secca man is back

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Very Nice, How long ago were these taken. Can't remember who went just lately, but PIRs are back on and angry secca man is back

November last year, oh dear not surprised he was really pissed to find us there.

the cells in pic 2, were they underground ?

No they weren't

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Great set from here. I know of a few going recently and been all good. The last I heard was people getting stopped by the police!!

We got spotted by a PCSO on the lane nearby and she told us to make sure to keep on that side of the fence haha

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We were there in November too, and didn't get into any trouble. :)

Also enjoyed some nice natural light like you. Maybe it was the same day!

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