Selly Oak Hospital Morgue

Urbex: Selly Oak Hospital Morgue – November 2014

The first building on the site of Selly Oak Hospital was the old King’s Norton Union Workhouse which was built in around 1872 to consolidate existing services for 5 separate parishes. Originally the Hospital was built to accommodate 200 pauper inmates. In 1897 a separate infirmary opened at the site at a cost of ¬£52,000 and was designed by Mr. Daniel Arkell. This infirmary was made to accommodate a further 250 patients and had basic facilities to cater for maternity care but there were no operating theatres or a mortuary at this point…

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…

CMH aka The Cambridge Military Hospital - Operating Theatre Doors

Urbex: CMH aka The Cambridge Military Hospital, United Kingdom – February 2013

History The Cambridge Military Hospital, built by Messrs Martin Wells and Co. of Aldershot, was located at Stanhope Lines. It was named after Prince George, Duke of Cambridge and opened on 18 July 1879. In the First World War, the Cambridge Hospital was the first base hospital to receive casualties directly from the Western Front.…

Whittingham Lunatic Asylum - Room with a view

Urbex: Whittingham Insane Asylum, Goosnargh, Lancashire – September 2012 Part 2 (Revisit)

Whittingham Asylum aka Whittingham Lunatic Asylum aka Whittingham Mental Hospital Was separated into a number of divisions the most notorious being the subject of a large and public enquiry relating to various forms of patient abuse, theft of property and money as well as lack of book keeping which resulted in thousands of pounds of unaccounted for funds…