Cane Hill Asylum
Cane Hill in Coulsdon, Croydon was completed in 1882 and at its peak held a maximum of 2,000 patents. It was considered at the time to be a prime example for the treatment of the mentally ill. Largely unchanged this imposing Victorian asylum continued to serve the Surrey area for the next century.

The Care In the community act of 1980 marked an end to society's widespread use of Asylums for the treatment of those suffering from mental illness. By the end of the decade Cane Hill was in decline finally closing its doors to patents in late 1991.

The years that followed have seen Cane Hill slowly begin to deteriorate. Arson has hit hard with a series of attacks in various wards, corridors, outbuildings and even the main entrance. The result of which has caused improved security with dogs, and a very serious fence topped with razor wire surrounding the entire site.

Update 24/07/09

Apart from the chapel and the admin block, Cane Hill has been flattened.
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