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Mid Wales Hospital, Talgarth

My final visit to Mid Wales and only one brought on by the opertunity to see the chapel which has recently become avaliable.

The Mid Wales Hospital was a psychiatric hospital in Talgarth, Wales. It opened in 1906 and was formerly known as the Brecon and Radnor Joint Asylum or Mid Wales Counties Mental Hospital. It is in echelon style (narrow arrow)and at its peak could serve 1,000 patients.[clarification needed] However, nearer the end of its life, in 1995, this had dwindled to 168. The site was also home to the Mid and West Wales College of Nursing and Midwifery and the Powys Drugs & Alcohol Council for substance misuse.

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4 comments

  1. Please don’t call it a ‘Mental Asylum’ – no such thing! – Mid Wales security – too little, way too late.

  2. Really great work man went to talgart mental asylum other day once you find a place to get in next time you go up they have borded and barbed wired everything up again

  3. Some brilliant and moving photographs. Thank you for recording what is left.

  4. Some awesome shots there, particularly #4 and #24. Good to see you’ve covered the place now. She’s looking rough though, poor thing!

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