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High Royds Asylum, Menston

Visited primarily to see the excellent ‘Reflecting on High Royds’ exhibition, held by fellow friend & explorer ‘Silverstealth’ at the still functional social club within the former hospital grounds. High Royds hospital is a now-closed psychiatric hospital in the village of Menston, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. It was first opened …

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Cane Hill Asylum, Coulsdon

Cane Hill Hospital will be remembered perhaps as not the most famous of the county asylums but certainly one of the most interesting. From a urban exploration perspective it will be remembered as one of the most iconic sites the UK ever had. Abandoned in 1991 the buildings remained derelict …

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Severalls Hospital, Colchester

Severalls Hospital, (or Severalls Asylum as its was originally known) Colchester, opened in 1913 for 1800 patients. It is based on the “echelon plan”, which is a specific arrangement of wards, offices and services within easy reach of each other by a network of interconnecting corridors. Phased closure began in …

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Clifton Rocks Railway, Bristol

Visited initally on the open day in May to see the top station and all the artifacts found and then again today to see the real show – down the tunnels. A bit of history about this little historic and often unknown gem dwarfed by its illustrious neighbour – the …

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