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Cane Hill Hospital, Coulsdon

I have watched the gradual demise and demolition of Cane Hill over the past 18 months. Today I stopped in to check on progress. As it stands the demolition team are finishing up on site, leveling land and removing what rubble remains. All that remains of a once remarkable site …

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Cane Hill Hospital, Coulsdon

Cane Hill was a psychiatric hospital in Coulsdon¬† in the London Borough of Croydon. Built to handle patients unable to attend the Springfield and Brookwood Asylums, both of which were filled to capacity, it opened in 1882 as the Third Surrey County Lunatic Asylum. Following a gradual winding down of …

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Cane Hill Hospital, Coulsdon

A quick return to the iconic Cane Hill Hospital to see the progress of demolition. Given I was working around the corner today it would have been rude not to pay a visit. Not really an explore, but after a month of hectic house moving it was nice to get …

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Fairmile Hospital, Berkshire

Fairmile hospital opened in 1870 and had a 132 year long career in caring for people with mental health problems. The site was purchased in in 1866 for the sum of ¬£8,317 4s 9p. The architect Charles Henry Howells of Lancaster Place, London designed the asylum which was built at …

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Cane Hill Asylum, Coulsdon

Cane Hill Hospital will be remembered perhaps as not the most famous of the county asylums but certainly one of the most interesting. From a urban exploration perspective it will be remembered as one of the most iconic sites the UK ever had. Abandoned in 1991 the buildings remained derelict …

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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 …

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