Chichester Hospitals / Asylums Urban Exploring West Sussex 

Graylingwell Mental Asylum in Chichester, West Sussex

Graylingwell Hospital (formerly The West Sussex County Lunatic Asylum) was a psychiatric hospital in Chichester, West Sussex. Construction of the asylum began in 1894 and was completed in 1897. The asylum was built of soft red brick with reconstituted stonework ornamentation roofed with slate in a classical Queen Anne style. Lodges and other outbuildings differed in their use of rendered upper storeys and the chapel was built in local flint and reconstituted stone with a red clay tiled roof. At the outbreak of the First World War, the asylum was…

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Hospitals / Asylums Urban Exploring West Yorkshire 

High Royds Mental Asylum in West Yorkshire

High Royds in West Yorkshire   History: High Royds Hospital is a former psychiatric hospital south of the village of Menston, West Yorkshire, England.   The hospital is located within in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough and was first opened on 8 October 1888 as the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum. In 1988, Jimmy Savile assaulted a patient at the hospital’s 100 anniversary celebrations.   The hospital closed in 2003 and the site has since been developed for residential use, some of which is in the old hospital buildings….

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Chertsey Hospitals / Asylums Surrey Urban Exploring 

St Peter’s Mortuary in Chertsey, Surrey

HISTORY: Originally St.Peter’s was build to serve casualties of the second world war. The mortuary was built in the 1940’s on the edge of the site; after the extensive redevelopment of the site, the mortuary was found to be too small to cope with the increase in cadavers. The mortuary was shut down in April 2009 and moved to the new building located central to the main hospital. The Explore: We arrived at the location at around 11:30, After being told how easy access we went straight in. The only…

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East Sussex Hellingly Hospitals / Asylums Urban Exploring 

Hellingly Mental Asylum in Hellingly, East Sussex

Most people are unaware that there are still some abandoned buildings left from Hellingly Asylum. We went along in 2016 to show you what exactly is left. Here is a little history.. The County Authority of East Sussex decided to build a new lunatic asylum at the turn of the twentieth century after problems of overcrowding at the Haywards Heath Asylum, formerly the Sussex County Asylum. To this end the County Council purchased the 400-acre (160 ha) Park Farm estate, a short distance from Hellingly village and railway station, from…

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