Briefly Denbigh Asylum aka The North Wales Hospital was completed and opened in 1848 to accommodate the Welsh paupers who were reportedly receiving poor treatment in comparably English Lunatic Asylums.
In terms of treatment Denbigh is know for having used various treatment methods commonly associated with hospitals of this nature, including but not limited to Malarial treatment, Insulin Shock treatment, Sulphur based drugs, Cardiazol, Electro-Convulsive Treatment (ECT) and Pre-frontal leucotomy operations aka Lobotomy operations.
Closure of the site was first announce in 1960, however it was a long while after this before the doors finally closed in 1995 4 years after Pool Park hospital which was purchased by North Wales hospital and administered by the same team.
The weather was great… until it rained, and other than loosing several memory cards from my bag it was a pretty successful trip :). Visited with Travis and Donna also meeting up with our friend from north of the boarder Stussy! Highlight for me was catching the light just right on the admin block to get some sun flare from the fisheye :). I cant say I’m a huge fan of the new roof on the admin block but from close up its not too visible. Looking from ground level the workman ship and design appears to be poor to me but I’m no building surveyor… On with the Photos…
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