Denbigh Asylum aka North Wales Hospital

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

History Briefly Denbigh Asylum aka The North Wales HospitalĀ 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…

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…

Rossendale Hospital Morgue

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

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

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 Ā Colchester, Essex was a psychiatric hospital built in 1910 . Ā 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…