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Report - Argyll and Bute Hospital, Nee District Asylum, April '16

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by dweeb, May 2, 2016.

  1. dweeb

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    One of the best finds from our recent Scotland trip. I had no idea that there would be any buildings out of use at all here... Both Google and the asylums list mark it as 'open'. And indeed it is, well most of it anyway. A large block at one end of the site is sat unused, and looks to have been for the past decade at least! Were clearly not the first explorers in here, but the hospital's location has seemed to keep it off the beaten track.

    Inside is very badly suffering from dry rot, but despite this most of the building can be explored. The ground floor has been used for a dumping ground for all sorts of antiquated medical equipment, as well as bales and bales of ancient pillows and mattresses, still factory wrapped!

    Upstairs is still laid out as it would have been when it was a dormitory with wardrobes and curtains etc. The staircases up to each floor were just so typical of asylum design and were just beautiful in the setting sunlight.

    Unfortunately the state of affairs with the dry rot meant most of the loft was not accessible, which is a pity as the bits I could get in were full of interesting bits of tat.

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    These were horse hair mattresses, still factory wrapped in jute and brown paper!
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    Tennants, Scotch and porno! Good times to be had in the loft!
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  2. Oxygen Thief

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    Nice work as usual !

    The horse hair mattresses ! How old are they, jeez !

    Shame about the dry rot and general state though.
     
  3. Will Knot

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    What...well knackered...great pics and report as always :thumb
     
  4. turkey

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    Good shots youth! looks a good explore even considering the levels of rot.
     
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    Nice to see this again, I visited here last year. Very deceiving in parts. I liked the bit on the main side with the slanted walkway at the back. A little more has collapsed too since I went. That label and those fabrics are a nice find. I didn't see those. Really nice :)
     
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    If you ever go back, DONT close the door behind you when you go into the attic! It locks automatically and can't be opened from the inside
     
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