Briefly the abandoned 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.
Visited this time with Baron Scotland and AndyK for the tour to end all tours here from the Dutchess of Denbigh Lowri 🙂 . Having visited this place a couple of times already I was keen to have a revisit with the new camera… As with the last trip, we saw a couple of other explorers wondering the site and pretty much had the run of the place for the time we spent there. We had some great light which made for some more good external shots to add to the growing collection and I was pleased to see the boiler room and snap a few shots in there. Thanks again to Lowri for showing us round!
Don’t forget to check out the other Denbigh reports with loads more photos:
Denbigh Lunatic Asylum aka North Wales Hospital – July 2010
Denbigh Lunatic Asylum aka North Wales Hospital – January 2012
Denbigh Lunatic Asylum aka North Wales Hospital – October 2013
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