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West Park Hospital, Epsom

A quick return to a site I visited less than a month ago. The site is rapidly deteriorating and even more so than my previous visit.

West Park was the last mental hospital to be developed on the Horton Estate, having been planned since 1906, prior to the opening of neighbouring Long Grove asylum. Initial development to have been completed for opening in 1916. From 1917 the main hospital was largely complete and utilised by Canadian Military, and subsequently handed back to London county council. The complete hospital was anticipated to hold approximately 2,000 patients of mixed class. The hospital started a phase closure in 2003 and by 2005 was almost completely disused except for some male wards and other little area on the site.

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7 comments

  1. Yep, good luck. Park in the woodland car park half way down the road that flanks the south side of the site.

  2. thank you so much!!!
    yes we were planning to go on a sunday morning about 6am?

  3. No go, there is still large amount left – but go on a Sunday and be discrete because there will be people around.

  4. would you say its not worth going ?

  5. Sigh. It’s being demo’d as we speak. I don’t give out access details, they change per hour anyway. Sorry.

  6. hello i would really like to visit this place would you be able to contact me and give me some advice on how to get in ect

    thanks

  7. mairead mcloughlin

    The padded room was that the only door into it?

    as looks really high off ground

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