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UK St. Johns Asylum, Lincolnshire - Feb 14

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I currently live about 2 miles from St. Johns and I've been driving past this place for almost a year now. Access has eluded me on a few previous failed attempts, but recently got lucky and spent 5 1/2 hours exploring the innards. I was conscious that this location has been reported on a lot so that day I tried to capture some different angles/areas that you may not have seen before.

Some history shamelessly robbed from another user, coz that's how I roll mwahahaha...

"Built under the name Lincolnshire County Lunatic Asylum in 1852, set in 120 acres of grounds. In 1940, female patients were transferred around the UK to make way for an emergency department for the war effort. The newly established NHS took control in 1948 and by the 1960’s it was known as St John’s Hospital. The Hospital was closed in 1989, since then it has been sold and gradually been demolished to make way for housing leaving just the main building."

I like to keep the history part short and sweet so that you all don't flatline before getting to the pics....

Some externals, including a few "externals from the internal" :)

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Thankfully they didn't..

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Ventilation holes

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The curved ceiling which features throughout a lot of the hospital. Some say for it's sound-proofing qualities for noisy residents..

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Peely delights

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Outer walkway

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Stage left

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Nursery

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In my element

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Taking the Pee

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We liked this flappy door :)

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Me, wondering how i'm going to condense 320 images into a report...

Thanks a lot for taking the time to read my report, any feedback always welcome and appreciated. If you're planning on visiting here i'd do it soon, big plans kicking into action this summer on the redevelopment side. :o

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Looking good and glad you finally made it.

Nice composition on and cool share :thumb

Cheers mate, it was a long time coming and it was definitely worth the wait. Maybe worth a return before it gets transformed :(

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Excellent set of pics, did really enjoy this place, you've covered it well!

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Thanks bud, really enjoyed this place too. It had been teasing me for ages haha :)

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320 images isnt bad mate..nice selection from yet another place we meant to look at but didnt

Yeah, suppose so haha. If i'd had the bigger memory card with me that day it probably would've been a lot more. Well, if you're ever in the area, i'm the local tour guide :thumb

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love the range of angles there and the light, lovely report fella

Cheers mate! All the lying on the floor for low angles was worth it then haha :)

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