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Welsh Sugar Asylum (Pool Park) - March 2013

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Another installment of Englandshire road trip Scattergun and I embarked on. This Asylum wasn't even on our list until the night before when we are were deciding what to have a look at. A very quick muggle search and we the one shot made the decision for us. So off we set at 5am (needless to say we were zombies until we got food) and to picked up AltDayOut en-route and take a trip down here first thing in the morning.

Arriving at the site we wandered down the path to see a few cars parked around and quite a bit of noise, so thought we find a back way in. Trudging through the forest we figured we have to cross a valley with a small burn at the bottom. Slipping and sliding around, me getting my foot wet, we finally made it to the other side to be greeted with a fantastic view of this beauty in the trees!

We made our way inside the place, and it was freezing!, there must have been a temperature difference of 10 degrees between the ground floor and the top floor.

A touch of history.

This manor house was rebuilt in 1862 for a wealthy landowner, but the family later lost a bet with the stake being this estate. The house was not sold and eventually leased by Sir Henry Tate of Tate & Lyle's who was the last private resident of the manor. The manor house was sold to a local health board and converted in the 1930's to an convalescent home for male patients. In 1949 the health board converted it an Asylum for over-spill patients at the nearby Asylum which was over crowded, it finally closed it doors in 1989. Sold in 1992 but no developments have come to fruition.

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This was a really nice explore and when we left we decided not to take the hard route out but rather walk past the bunch of farmers and just say "Good Morning Chaps, lovely day for it" to hear the reply from a stuttering startled old guy, "ppprrrivate ppprrroppperty" Bold as Brass is the way to go :lol:

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Very nice, lovely photos! That staircase is pretty nice too! :D

Cheers Temple, I do have a wide angel of it, but I think Scattergun has an epic shot of it so leave that for him to post when hes got round to editing his pics.

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Mmmm, sugary. What were you thinking goin in there? You're not supposed to be in there! (Ninja shots to come).

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strange title lol..but youve done well to capture the place and make it look like a place id visit..thing is i went and didnt get me camera out but youve made it look good

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strange title lol..but youve done well to capture the place and make it look like a place id visit..thing is i went and didnt get me camera out but youve made it look good

Yeah i have taken an aversion to naming sites correctly, no matter how bad they are. Most will know what n where it is, but I liked title cause the Tate & Lyle owner once lived here, its in Wales and it was an Asylum. Also can't believe you visited here and didn't get your camera out :sad2:

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strange title lol..but youve done well to capture the place and make it look like a place id visit..thing is i went and didnt get me camera out but youve made it look good

Yeah i have taken an aversion to naming sites correctly, no matter how bad they are. Most will know what n where it is, but I liked title cause the Tate & Lyle owner once lived here, its in Wales and it was an Asylum. Also can't believe you visited here and didn't get your camera out :sad2:

we slept in the cellar for a few hours so cold and knackered we headed to the next on the list im afraid

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Stunning pics and location, luv the corridor shot and those stairs the detail is superb, liking the different perspective of looking down the stairs, quality :)

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