This unoccupied castle, Château de la Forêt, is a stunning Neo-Tudor style building. Built in 1860 the Castle sits in the middle of a forest with a large estate grounds. The Château is not technically abandoned, From what I have been able to establish the property was left to a group of descendants who are unable to agree upon a single owner…
What little information I can dig up on this place suggests that this now abandoned Sanatorium was a former cancer hospital built somewhere around the early 1900 and closing in approximately 2000.
Part 3 of this 3 part report on the abandoned Severalls Hospital / Lunatic Asylum in Colchester.
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.
Urbex: St Josephs Seminary Upholland, Lancashire, United Kingdom – March 2014 (revisit 3 and 4) Part 2 of 2
Part 2 of yet another trip the The abandoned Seminary in Upholland. We were blessed with some excellent light, here are another batch of shots taken from the visit including the dormitories, ground floor corridors and the study hall. Enjoy!
Urbex: St Josephs Seminary Upholland, Lancashire, United Kingdom – March 2014 (revisit 3 and 4) Part 1 of 2
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 last students left Upholland in 1992 and the building has been empty since 1999.
Briefly the abandoned Ushaw College, a former Catholic seminary was founded in 1808 by scholars from English College, Douai, who had fled France after that college had been closed during the French Revolution. Ushaw College had been affiliated with the University of Durham since 1968 and finally closed in 2011 due to the shortage of vocations.
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.
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….