Visited on a Sunny Summers day back in 2009 this was a chance visit and chance explore.  I guess it gave a little  insight to what asylums were like when open back in the day. Beautifully maintained, cleaned and in small capacity – still in use.

Opened in 1906, it was designed by Alfred J Wood but has a remarkable ‘Hine’ feel to it.  It’s is still in operational use despite a scheduled closure target date of 2008.

4 Comments

  • Mike BEAVAN, July 15, 2017 @ 21:41

    I worked here as a male nurse in the late 60’s / early 70’s . I met my future wife here who was also a Nurse . Once qualified , I worked in Pollards Well children’s unit . I met and enjoyed the company of many marvellous people , both patients and staff . Mike Beavan

  • gail parker, July 18, 2016 @ 21:09

    This has made me cry. I spent many thursday afternoons as a child playing in the grounds while my mother visited her mother who had been incarcerated here in 1928 probably suffering from post natal depression. I am 73 now and have nobody to ask any questions of. Thankfully times have changed for the better in some ways!

  • Sharon Lloyd, August 9, 2013 @ 12:24

    As both parents worked here I grew up running these corridors,Love the photos but very sad to see the demise of a piece of Caerleon history.

  • Lily the Purple, March 27, 2013 @ 18:10

    Amazing photos. Know this place well (lived here for a bit). Love the building and sad to see it falling apart.

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