St Joseph's Psychiatric Hospital

Urbex: St Joseph’s Psychiatric Hospital, Ireland – April 2017

Originally opened in 1827, St Joseph’s Psychiatric Hospital also known as Limerick’s Lunatic Asylum in Ireland opened its doors to the first 150 patients over the next 20 years the population of the asylum reached a staggering 1,000 patients. Currently some of the building remains in use however no longer caters for patients. The remaining buildings and wings are left abandoned and deteriorating…

Connacht District Lunatic Asylum aka St Brigid's Psychiatric Hospital

Urbex: Connacht District Lunatic Asylum aka St Brigid’s Psychiatric Hospital, Ireland – April 2017 (Part 2)

Part 2 of our visit to Connacht District Lunatic Asylum aka St Brigid’s Psychiatric Hospital. After failing at a couple of other locations the next day, we decided to go Back to St Brigids to take another look inside. This time we managed to access the clock tower which still had the original bell in place despite attempts by thieves to cut the thing in half!

Connacht District Lunatic Asylum aka St Brigid's Psychiatric Hospital

Urbex: Connacht District Lunatic Asylum aka St Brigid’s Psychiatric Hospital, Ireland – April 2017 (Part 1)

Connacht District Lunatic Asylum, which later became known as St Brigids Hospital, was one of the first Irish District Asylums to be completed and opened its doors in 1833. Originally created to cater for the ‘curable lunatics’ cases, the hospital struggled with securing funding and in rejecting patients which were not suitable for the intended purpose of the Asylum…

Newsham Park Hospital

Urbex: Newsham Park Hospital, Liverpool – April 2017

Newsham Park Hospital is a Grade II listed building which is abandoned in Liverpool. The Building was originally The Liverpool Seamen’s Orphan Institution which was constructed to support and educate the children of British Seamen. The foundation stone of this building was laid on 11 September 1871 and the construction was completed at a cost of £25,000.00 in January 1874…

Kingsley Green aka Harperbury Hospital

Urbex: Kingsley Green aka Harperbury Hospital, West Sussex – April 2017

Kingsley Green formerly known as Harperbury Hospital was a mental health hospital located in West Sussex. The Hospital was originally built in 1928 on a site shared with the Royal Flying Corps who used the surrounding area as an aerodrome. The hospital expanded with the addition of various buildings between 1929-1973 when things began to scale back…