Whittingham Asylum

Urbex: Whittingham Asylum, Goosnargh, Lancashire – October 2013 (Revisit #4)

The abandoned Whittingham Asylum and Hospital, whose grounds adjoin the village of Goosnargh, grew to be the largest mental hospital in the country, and pioneered the use of electroencephalograms (EEGs). The hospital eventually closed in 1995 and has been abandoned ever since…

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Denbigh Asylum aka North Wales Hospital

Urbex: Denbigh Lunatic Asylum aka North Wales Hospital, Denbighshire, Wales – October 2013 (Revisit 2)

History 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…

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Poseidon Hall

Urbex: Poseidon Hall, United Kingdom – October 2013

History Poseidon Hall was built in a Tudor style in the 16th Century for a wealthy family. Several extensions were added since the original build most notably in the early 1800’s when it was altered extensively into a Jacobean style. The Hall was abandoned in the 1960’s and has fallen into serious disrepair. Our Visit…

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The Abandoned Whittingham Asylum - EEG Machine

Urbex: Whittingham Asylum, Goosnargh, Lancashire – October 2013 (Revisit #3)

The derelict Whittingham Insane Asylum and Hospital, whose grounds adjoin the village of Goosnargh, grew to be the largest mental hospital in the country, and pioneered the use of electroencephalograms (EEGs). During its time it had its own church, farms, railway, telephone exchange, post office, reservoirs, gas works, brewery, orchestra, brass band, ballroom and butchers…

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Rossendale Hospital Morgue

Urbex: Rossendale General Hospital, Rossendale, Lancashire – October 2013 (revisit 3,4 and 5)

History A little history on the abandoned Rossendale Hospital… Rossendale hospital started out as a work house for the poor named Haslingden Work House. I’m not certain when exactly it was build, however there is an old photograph supposedly from 1905 and an illustration of the building dated around 1898 in which the building looks remarkably familiar to how it does today. The workhouse…

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Fire Damaged Church

Urbex: Fire Damaged Church, United Kingdom – October 2013

I must apologise again for the lack of detail and history on the last report and this one! I hadn’t planned on these visit and so have done very little research into the places! This was a lovely little church which had been very heavily fire damaged but still had some great features to photograph.…

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Court Steps

Urbex: Magistrates Court, United Kingdom – October 2013

A massive thanks to Darbian and Zee for this place! After a a short lived visit not too far away when we were turfed out of another location Darbian and Zee came to the rescue with this nice little location followed up b the next report, effectively salvaging our day 😀 Visited with Darbian, Zee,…

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Severalls Lunatic Asylum - Reflections in the Corridor

Urbex: Severalls Lunatic Asylum, Colchester – October 2013 (revisit 2)

History Briefly Severalls Lunatic Asylum aka The Second Essex County Asylum aka Severalls Hospital located in  Colchester, Essex was a psychiatric hospital built in 1910 .  Controversial psychiatric experiments / treatments were known to have taken place at Severalls including electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) along with the use of frontal lobotomies. These sorts of treatments peaked…

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Terry's Chocolate - Entrance Hall

Urbex: Terry’s Chocolate, York, North Yorkshire – October 2013

History The Chocolate Works was the confectionery factory of Terry’s of York, England. Opened in 1926, it closed in 2005 with the loss of 300 jobs, with production moved to other Kraft Foods sites in mainland Europe. Today, the site is being redeveloped as a mixed-use residential/commercial real estate development. In 1923, Frank and Noel…

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St Georges Asylum aka Northumberland County Pauper Lunatic Asylum aka Ivy Hospital - The Ivy Bathroom

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…

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Wellington Stables - The Staircase

Urbex: Wellington Farmhouse, United Kingdom – September 2013

The abandoned Wellington Stables / Farm House. I don’t have a great deal of info on this place. While out on a random reccy drive Donna and I stumbled upon the nice little farmhouse and attached stable block. It appears that the place has just recently sold at auction and we found a couple of…

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St Josephs Seminary Upholland - Main Corridor

Urbex: St Josephs Seminary Upholland, Lancashire, United Kingdom – September 2013 (revisit) Part 2 of 2

Part 2 of the revisit to the abandoned St Josephs Seminary. Check out Part 1 for the History and details of the trip here. And finally a few group shots from the dress up extravaganza :). If you’ve made it this far… thanks for reading / checking out the pictures. Leave me a comment below or hit…

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St Josephs Seminary Upholland

Urbex: St Josephs Seminary Upholland, Lancashire, United Kingdom – September 2013 (revisit) Part 1 of 2

History Briefly, the abandoned St Joseph’s College, Upholland is a former Roman Catholic seminary, situated at Walthew Park, Upholland, Lancashire, England. The foundation of the large building were laid in April 1880 and college was opened in 1883. The buildings have recently been deconsecrated following the announced closure of the College which saw the last students…

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Soda Ash Works

Urbex: Soda Ash Works, Wallerscote Island – August 2013

The History of Soda Ash Works Founded by a couple of chaps named John  Brunner and Ludwig Mond in 1973 they began producing soda ash about a year later. They used brine solution, ammonia and limestone to produce sodium carbonate in pure form. I understand that at its peak the factory produced 200,000 tons of soda…

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St Davids Abandoned Hotel Wales

Urbex: St David’s Hotel, Wales – August 2013

This beautiful abandoned Hotel building sits by the coast on Wales. Disused and stripped of everything and anything of value. You’d think with these sorts of views and the location that someone would have purchased the property whilst it was still in good condition and retained it as a hotel or even converted it into…

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Y Heulog Farmhouse

Urbex: Y Heulog Farmhouse, Wales – August 2013

Not much info on this one… just another derelict farm house in Wales full of belongings from the previous owners. Visited with Dystopia, Shush, Skanky pants, Travis, Lowri and beardy, this was a special little place full of all sorts of items left from the previous owners. There were signs that the property was beginning…

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CWM Coke Works, Baddau, Wales

Urbex: CWM Coke Works, Baddau, Wales – August 2013

History This huge abandoned site was constructed in 1958 following the establishment of local mines and collieries in the previous 100 years From what I have read the majority of the low sulphur high quality coal which was mined at the nearby CWM colliery was processed here producing high grade coke suitable for foundry use.…

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