Denbigh abandoned asylum

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    The grand admin block of the abandoned asylum !

    This place has high sercurity presents with guard dogs (large ) after some ass hole burnt down the main hall !
    Most Haunted was filmed here not long ago,Demo has started on some of the out buildings :( .

    What's left of the wooden parquet floors – once painstakingly polished – are rotten and crumbling with gaping holes dangerously widening as they collapse.

    Cast iron radiators have been ripped off walls or are missing altogether and any brass fixtures, from light switches and bolts, to door handles and hinges, are missing.

    The majority of windows, both internally and externally, have been smashed and doors ripped off hinges.

    Dry rot and mould runs along the walls. Ceilings have collapsed and floorboards creek precariously underfoot.

    Lead has been stolen off the roof so rain falls through the tiles and into the building which has caused the upper floors to collapse.

    The section of the hospital earmarked for demolition is covered in graffiti and has been a target for vandals.

    The main hall, where the first patients' annual ball was held in 1852, has twice been deliberately set on fire and the main stage stands charred as it falls apart.

    Other sections that will be torn down – including the old staff shop and canteen as well as old offices and patients' rooms – have sections of the roof missing, ceilings have fallen making some sections impassable.

    Away from the main building sits the chapel which has been pillaged of all of its wooden pews, slate flooring and stained glass windows.

    Opposite, in the mortuary, the doors have been ripped off frames and discarded and the brass hinges taken - even from the refrigerator.

    The enamel autopsy table has been smashed and blood splatters adorn the tile walls.

    Built over four years from 1844 to 1848 when it opened, the hospital, situated on Nantglyn Road, once housed 1,500 patients.

    It was the first psychiatric institution in Wales and employed a huge number of people from Denbigh and the surrounding area.

    But in 1987, in a process which began with Enoch Powell's infamous Water Tower speech in 1961, when he proposed that psychiatric care facilities be switched to community care instead of institutional settings, a 10-year strategy to close the hospital was formed.

    Corie Howell, sensaos, shexbeer, and 148 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Officially Loopy! [deleted] 57 months ago | reply

      ive this saved as my desktop!!!!! you rock!
      this looks sooooo bloody grand :-)

    2. The Lady of Shalot 56 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called "History & Antiquities (Post 5 - Award 3)", and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    3. +The Destroyer+ 56 months ago | reply

      That it amazing you have got to tell me where its at. Mail me like the address please it would be greatly appreaciated.

    4. *•●☆★☆ bumble~bee ☆★☆●•* 55 months ago | reply

      O M G what a place :O
      love it!
      and I'd like to visit it. a lot.
      and make some photos there ;)

    5. andre govia. 55 months ago | reply

      ok on the next meeting ! we will have some more fun with the photos :))

    6. The Deep Eynde 54 months ago | reply

      this is incredible..thanks so much for posting...i want to live there..

    7. Dr. Baab 53 months ago | reply

      Holy crap :D

    8. *HSF* 53 months ago | reply

      magnificent.

    9. Officially Loopy! [deleted] 49 months ago | reply

      I got to see the totally stunning Denbigh for myself and wonder/wander round and photograph her, sureal place a real highlight of my trip across to the other side of the world, will post photos soon.

    10. jedimind0421 49 months ago | reply

      what a shame, awesome place...

    11. Raik B. Photography [deleted] 47 months ago | reply

      really awesome, very impressive

    12. jetbluestone 44 months ago | reply

      Great HDR!...I would love to photograph this place inside and out......but it seems that time is too far gone with security all over the place now.

    13. kwai2009 39 months ago | reply

      Now that is the nuts of a shot great work

    14. CrzyTrvlr 26 months ago | reply

      Simply Awesome!

    15. maylisss 23 months ago | reply

      hey, could you tell me the adress of his place? i'm a student in photojournalism and realy intrested in URBEX, and if you have any place worth visiting i'm interested! thank you

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