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Fairmile Hospital, Berkshire

Fairmile is one of the oldest county aslyms to have exsisted in this country having been originally founded in 1870 and eventually closing in 2003. The plan was initally to have a look at the outer buildings before looking at the far more glamous administration block and surrounding buildings. Somedays things don’t quite go to plan and as a result the only place we got to explore was the occupational therapy. This was a rather nice found neverless with lots of history still in situ. The isolation wards next to this, complete with electric fences, were too secure to explore. A bit of a wasted journey but nevermind.

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4 comments

  1. Lots of art left behind in OT rooms in many asylums yes. Cane Hill most noticeably had a whole room floor to ceiling high with artwork.

  2. I came across your site looking for pictures from the Harperbury Hospital. Gosh, curiosity most have really overcome disgust in many occassions. Thank you for the images, since young I was interested in the story behind abandoned places/institutions. I noticed in a few of your asylums, they were patient drawings. That were infact quite telling of their states of mind I guess. Do you think there were a lot of abandoned art work in those places and are they any salvaged?

  3. Hello, i’m hoping to do a photoshoot there, is it hard to get inside?
    i would appreciate it if you will contact me and let me know

    thanks.

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