For a bit more of a detailed run down on the history of the now abandoned, soon to be completely demolished, Rossendale Hospital check the report from the first visit in January 2013. Briefly, the site started out as a workhouse for the poor built at some point in the late 1800. The site later became the home of Rossendale General hospital when multiple further buildings and later extensions to these were added. The Hospital Finally closed its doors in 2010.
Visited with Donna for a quick update trip to check on the progression of the ongoing demolition works. The main surprise we had already found a couple of weeks before but sadly no photos from that trip, the morgue fridges had been strangely left and the building demolished around them. I’m not quite sure exactly why, maybe something to do with how they have to dispose of the fridges. Either way it made for some interesting photos :). Most of the works house had started to be stripped out with most of the contents removed from the first 2 floors. I understand since this trip the floors in the workhouse have been removed and the larger demolition vehicle will be arriving imminently. Sad to see this site bite the dust especially the workhouse building, pity that couldn’t be salvaged and renovated.
More reports and photographs from Rossendale Hospital:
And finally the video from the January trip:
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