My 5th trip to the abandoned St Johns Asylum in Lincoln aka The Lincolnshire County Pauper Lunatic Asylum. Full history and photos from the first 3 visits can be found in the report from September 2012 & report from May 2013. Briefly the Asylum was built in 1852 and enlarged on several subsequent occasions in 1859, 1866, 1881 and 1902. The asylum finally closed in 1989/1990 and was bought by a property developer a few years later who has converted half of the site into houses but the main asylum buildings are Grade II listed buildings and cant be demolished.
Visited this time with Sonyes, Philberto and Faye (Nice to meet you both). The main purpose of this trip for me anyway was to see the Nursery which had proven inaccessible on all my previous visits… I had heard from a friend that this section was once again accessible and I jumped at the chance to head down there ASAP. It was clear comparing photographs taken only a week or so before that contractors had been in and cause a bit more damage as part of their strip out works but thankfully most of the contents remained :). I was quite impressed with the nursery, especially since the rest of this asylum whilst photogenic is quite bare in terms of things which have been left behind. Building works appear to be moving along at a steady pace with new internal partitions making navigation a little more difficult these days :). Enjoy the photos and links to all the previous visits can also be found below.
More reports from St Johns Asylum:
And don’t forget to check out AndyK’s reports over at Behind Closed Doors: St John’s Hospital
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