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Barrow Hospital, Bristol (35mm)

To start off 2012 a trip to the local, the old favourite.  It’s been a while, 18 months or more since I last visited and nearly 4 years since the first visit.  I’ve documented just about every square inch of the site so today it was time for something different. …

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Barrow Hospital, Bristol

A return to the first real site I explored. Barrow Hospital opened in the late 1930s as an expansion to the overcrowded Bristol City Asylum, Glenside – It closed quietly in 2006 after being dammed in 2005 for the now infamous ‘dirtiest hospital’ in the country tag. It’s been well …

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Barrow Hospital, Bristol

This probably was the very last visit to Barrow. Having documented the site over the past 18 months – the complete destruction of the site and fact that I think I’ve now covered every building means I’ve no real desire to visit again.

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Barrow Hosptial, Bristol

Ee’s a nutter. Ee awt a be in Barawl Gurnee. Barrow Hospital is as well known to Bristolians as Brunel, Cary Grant and Cider. While Bristol had its own ‘City Asylum’ which was constructed far earlier (Glenside Hospital, Fishponds), it’s Barrow that everyone will joke about over a pint of …

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Glenside Hospital, Bristol

After Mid Wales the plan had to been to return home but another detour on route took us to Bristol’s own ‘City Asylum’ – Glenside was originally known as ‘Bristol City Asylum’ and opened in 1861 to a corridor plan design. It closed in 1994 and was taken over by …

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Barrow Hosptial, Bristol

Barrow Hosptial was built in the 1930’s to release the amount of patients held at Bristol’s main asylum ‘The Glenside’  – It was originally called Barrow Mental Hospital.  Although work was completed in 1937 and the first patients admitted in 1938 it was used as a Royal Navy Hospital during …

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Barrow Hospital, Bristol

Having previously visited this former mental hospital on the outskirts of Bristol it was time for another trip or two. Visited Friday & Sunday, the later in the day which gave a much different feel to the previous dark and somewhat spooky feel. The mortuary was bare, but still quite …

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Barrow Hospital, Bristol

Once officially known as the ‘dirtiest’ hospital in the country, it was closed in 2006 without anyone really knowing.A number of individual buildings make up this mental hospital that treated most of Bristol & Somerset’s mentally ill. Originally built in 1937 it was used naval hospital over the war before …

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