This was my second visit to the original ‘Cornwall County Asylum’ – not much has changed since my first visit. The water ingress in the main hall was clearly becoming more of an issue. The future of the buildings still remain unknown but local residents continue to campaign to get the hall opened for community use.


  • tumbles, July 23, 2020 @ 09:48

    Its long since demo’d

  • Andrew hunt, July 22, 2020 @ 15:29

    Hi Rich I don’t know the why your Grandmother was in hospital or why she died but back then they would put you in those places for any reason like if unmarried with child but mostly if you were not understood like if you were delf or dumb or learning difficulties, not sure how you will find the answers you want unless a site tracing your family history.

  • Andrew hunt, July 22, 2020 @ 15:23

    If I had the money I would buy that place and turn it into a holiday place like a mini Butlin’s or Potin’s with snooker tables and swimming pool ,crazy golf , so many things that would bring money to the town, anyone that does this give me a job it was my Idea lol I have a job but would love a job working in that line of work. I used to work there I have been in all the places there even under the stage, mortuary, wards, kitchen and been to many dances in the great Foster hall, good times. such a shame its disapearing.

  • steven greenaway, October 2, 2015 @ 02:23

    amazing & disturbing….

  • tammio, October 16, 2013 @ 14:31

    Unfortunatley the bulldozers are in and they have knocked down loads, still there now, tragic!!!

  • Rich, January 5, 2013 @ 23:08

    Hi guys, just a short note about my great grandmother who was an an inmate of St Lawrence’s. She came from a poor fishing village called Appledore in N. Devon. I think she became an inmate around 1910. What i would like to know is, why she died and why was she in the hosptal.

  • tumbles, March 13, 2011 @ 15:59

    Please don’t ask me access details.

  • topmatt, March 12, 2011 @ 18:39

    hi, how to you get in the hospital,? I need to do a photoshoot and it looks perfect??

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