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Report - Barrow Gurney Mental Hospital (Nov 2011)

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by Punkjunkie, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. Punkjunkie

    Punkjunkie 28DL Full Member
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    It's an absolute classic site and needs no real introduction! But here's one anyway:

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    The hospital was first built between 1934-1937 with the first patients being admitted in 1938. Barrow was built in a more modern style than the nearby Bristol Lunatic Asylum - The Glenside, which was a huge imposing Victorian building built in the 1850's. Barrow was made up of lots of smaller buildings in a colony style.
    During World War II the hospital was requisitioned by the British government as use as a Naval Hospital. In 1946 the Navy left and the hospital finally reverted back to its intentional use in late 1948.
    Barrow is probably most famous for being the notorious 'Dirtiest hospital in Britain' in 2005. This was following a survey of all of the UK's hospitals and Barrow hospital had particular poor standards of hygiene. Of the three remaining residential wards, two were immediately closed down and the patients moved elsewhere.
    Following this report the hospital rapidly closed its doors in 2006 and Barrow Hospital was left to decay.

    Been here many many times as it's my local site, so interesting seeing what had changed (turns out more decaying!). However managed to get onto the roof and found a building for some reason I kept missing out. Hope Seffyboy, Sheepdisease, and Whodareswins liked the visit too, and hope you guys like the snapshots :)

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    Even found a little urbex tribute wall, so had to add our names to it ;)

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  2. tumbles

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    It's nuts looking at the room, just dug out an oldie... how things change!

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  3. Seffy

    Seffy Bally up lads!
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    And... would certainly like to see less of this:

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    Otherwise it really won't be around for much longer!
     
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