Cane Hill was a psychiatric hospital in Coulsdon in the London Borough of Croydon. Built to handle patients unable to attend the Springfield and Brookwood Asylums, both of which were filled to capacity, it opened in 1882 as the Third Surrey County Lunatic Asylum. Following a gradual winding down of operations, it closed all but its secure unit in late 1991. It formerly housed up to 2,000 patients, but with Care in the Community and modern medication and sectioning laws, it was heavily underused by the time of its closure.
I stumbled across a selection of old Cane Hill photos. Some I’ve probably used on here, some not. Combining them with many others to pick my best of Cane Hill. The site is now fully demolished except for the listed Chapel, Administration Block & Water Tower. It’s not clear what the future will hold for the site. For a great history on the site check out www.canehill.org