Borrowed: In 1886 John North gifted £6,000 to open a convalescent home in memory of his daughter Ida. Chorley and Connon were the Architects, opened 10th May 1888. Robert Arthington financed a second hospital on adjacent site which opened May 1905, and took his name but was mostly referred to as ‘Cookridge’. Ida hospital is the two crescent shaped buildings. The hospital site closed in 2008 and has been left abandoned awaiting demolition ever since.
I’ve always meant to get around to exploring this place since I first started wondering around derelict buildings but I’ve never made the trip, until now. Joined by Mars Lander Sssshhhh, Lucky Pants and Perjury Saint we had a little wonder round to see what this place still had to offer. Alot of the site has been demolished and the rest probably wont be standing for too much longer. New houses are popping up all around the site so I’m glad we finally made the effort to go have a look. Some cool corridors and nice decay but not really alot left here, on with the photos:
Finally a quick crew shot:
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