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Sanatorium SH ::

This is the lower main hall area of the sanatorium where there is a walk way on a balcony

That runs across the length of the second floor, the large windows again add a real grand atmosphere. The wall décor and lights in contrast to the wards were far better than what the public would imagine an asylum to look like now days. Demolition has started on the buildings to the rear of this hall and I would like to hope this area had some kind of protection order on it but who knows.

Built in 1866 to the style of Tudor Revival architecture style by James Bunstone Bunning and the facility accommodated 220 patients, abandoned in 2007 (about 15 years ago apx ). Among its most famous patients was the poet and composer Ivor Gurney, who resided there from 1922 until his death in 1937. Decay now creeps around the complex and floors have become weak in areas.

On a mission with Rustysphotography , Fernbank & Bumble-Bee.


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Taken on January 2, 2012