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Report - A visit to Mansfield General Hospital - August 2011

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by elliearnold, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. elliearnold

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    I'm new on the forums, so apologies in advance if I mess something up :confused

    Today along with a few fellow urbexers I ventured into Mansfield General Hospital. Despite living here for 5 years I had never visited so the trip was long overdue.

    History
    Construction of this building started in 1889 and was officially opened on the 27th October 1890. The initial build cost £2000 and provided a total of 5 beds.

    In 1987 an extension was added to provide a further 10 beds, this wing was named the Newstead Ward. By 1928 the number of beds available had grown to 108. In 1950 another extension was built to help deal with demand, this increased the bed number by a further 60.

    Over a number of years Kings Mill took over the majority of the services and eventually in 1992 the hospital closed.

    In recent years it has been claimed by the owners that the site would become luxury apartments, but nothing has come of this. Due to the site being in disrepair they are have been warned of legal action by the local council.


    The Visit
    Initially we explored one of the extensions rather than the main building, which was easier to access than expected. Further to this we entered the main building, alas only to find we had security hot on our tail. After managing to make a quick escape we decided to leave it for another day.

    For this reason most of the photos are not from the main building, but I guess not too bad for a first visit.

    I only had a 50mm lens with me so it was difficult to get photos showing more of the rooms and location. :(

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    This last one is just of a weird catapillar I almost squished on the way out...

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