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West Park Hospital, Epsom

West Park was the last mental hospital to be developed on the Horton Estate, having been planned since 1906, prior to the opening of neighbouring Long Grove asylum. Initial development to have been completed for opening in 1916. From 1917 the main hospital was largely complete and utilised by Canadian …

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West Park Hospital, Epsom

7th Visit to West Park, an old favourite that you can never tire of I guess. One ward that I’ve always wanted to do was the ward that was converted into a child crèche for the nurses who worked at the hospital. Some people have refereed to it as the …

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West Park Hospital, Epsom (35mm)

Taken during the previous visit but this time on my new film SLR. Bought on eBay for an extremely expensive £10 and used with my 50mm f1.8 prime lens. Film used: Kodak B&W 400CN West Park was the last mental hospital to be developed on the Horton Estate, having been …

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West Park Hospital, Epsom

A quick return to a site I visited less than a month ago. The site is rapidly deteriorating and even more so than my previous visit. West Park was the last mental hospital to be developed on the Horton Estate, having been planned since 1906, prior to the opening of …

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West Park Hospital, Epsom

My 5th visit to West Park and my first for nearly a year. This time last year West Park became somewhat a tourist attraction due to seemingly non existent security. As a result of this things have deteriorated badly and it’s a distant memory of how it was some two …

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West Park Hospital, Epsom

It’s been a while since I’ve been out an about, no better way than to get back to one of the best asylum sites in the UK. It’s well over a year since my last visit and a bit longer again since I spent a whole day at West Park. …

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Hellingly Hospital, Sussex

A quick trip to what was originally East Sussex Country Asylum. This time I focused on visiting Park House which is a separate annex located further away from the main buildings and was used primarly for treating acute patients. It still has the frame remains of a padded cell.

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Stanley Royd Museum & Chapel, Wakefield

Stanley Royd was one of the earliest aslyums built with construction starting in 1816. Work completed in November 1818. It closed in 1996 and has since been converted for residential use. The Stephen Beaumont museum is open from 10am to 4pm on Wednesday’s and provides a unique insight to Aslyum …

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West Park Hospital, Epsom

West Park Hospital or ‘West Park Asylum’ as it is more commonly called was founded in 1912 & competed by 1924. West Park was the last mental hospital to be developed on the Horton Estate, having been planned since 1906, prior to the opening of neighbouring Long Grove asylum. Initial …

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