By Jake Alan Crag
Hey everyone, so I'm pretty sure everyone's heard of this place so i dont really need to explain much about it, but if you haven't, below is a brief history of Denbigh Mental Asylum.
Grade 2 Listed building.
Built work started in 1844
Building work completed in 1848
Built to house up to 200 patients with psychiatric illnesses. In the early 1900's it housed 1537 patients (Approx).
The hospital had its own farm and gas works.
Planned for closure by Enoch Powellin the 1960's, however it only began closing in sections between 1991-1995.
This is genuinely one of the best condition buildings that i have ever explored.
Most of the lower floor windows were covered in either ivy or thick vines, so it got quite dark in some sections of the building.
Now for the hospital itself, my personal favorite photos:
Thanks for reading,
Make sure to check out my youtube channel Jake Alan Craig for the video and my instagram @exploring_with_jake for regular abandoned photos.
Incredible climate. Several work halls, in one stand drills, lathes, milling machines ... right next to carriages and goods wagons. Everything is gently sunk in the green eaves ... Some 150 skilled workers used to work in these halls. Today there is silence.
(translated in a translator)
]A truly stunning exterior, with some beautiful features, and a very scary "security guard"
He made his dog bite my friend, he has hired some local teens to walk around the place with rifles to scare off any explorers and is a truly horrible man, I have a video of him threatening me and my friends.
Anyway, it's a shame the main hall and morgue slab has gone, but this place is still truly magnificent!
There is work being done on this place but if you are very quick you can make it!