Part 2 of this 3 part report on the abandoned Severalls Hospital / Lunatic Asylum in Colchester.
Briefly Severalls Lunatic Asylum aka The Second Essex County Asylum aka Severalls Hospital was built in 1910 and opened in 1913. At its peak the Asylum could house 2000 patients making it one of the largest in the country. Based upon the Echelon Asylum Plan Severalls has become well known for its spiralling Corridors which connect various buildings and the vast amount of bay windows within the wards.
One of the Asylums which I unfortunately missed when it was in its prime. the derelict St Mary’s Hospital aka Gateshead Borough Asylum is now stripped bare and is an active building site. Very little remains of what was once left behind at this place.
Urbex: Denbigh Lunatic Asylum aka North Wales Hospital, Denbighshire, Wales – March 2014 (Revisit 3)
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. Electro-Convulsive Treatment (ECT) and Pre-frontal leucotomy operations aka Lobotomy operations were performed here.
The abandoned Cherry Tree Hospital appears to date back as far as the 1880’s and throughout its lifespan was known as The Stockport Infectious Diseases Hospital, Dialstone Lane Hospital, Whitehill Sanatorium as well as its last name of Cherry Tree Hospital.
The abandoned Cookridge Convalescent Hospital on Hospital Lane. Built in a Gothic vernacular style, it opened in 1869 to provide a place for patients treated at Leeds General Infirmary to continue their recovery.
A trip to the Abandoned St Johns Lunatic Asylum in Lincoln. This report includes photos of the previously inaccessible hospital nursery as well as some shots of the classic honeycomb corridors which sit above the main cells….
A large abandoned asylum / hospital complex somewhere in Scotland. We went to take a few night shots and to scope out a possible entry point for the following day when we were greeted by a little surprise…
Another trip to the The Royal Hospital Haslar aka Serenity Hospital, an abandoned military hospital located in Gosport along the south coast of England…
Urbex: St Georges Asylum aka Northumberland County Pauper Lunatic Asylum aka Ivy Hospital, Morpeth – October 2013
The now abandoned St Georges Asylum near Morpeth also known as The Northumberland County Pauper Lunatic Asylum first opened on the 16th March 1859. The large Victorian building was built in an Italian red brick style with stone dressings. The Asylum was originally constructed to accommodate approximately 200 male and female patients…