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Report - Birch Hill Hospital, Rochdale. Sept 2015

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by dweeb, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. dweeb

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    Well we dropped the ball here! I think this would have been really good if caught at the right time. It's pretty stripped now and it's obvious much has been demolished, but it's worth a visit just for the clock tower which currently remains intact.

    The cellars are also quite impressive, and are much more extensive then in your average hospital. I'd already packed my camera up when I stumbled across a telephone exchange and a few other interesting rooms down there, but there is more to see than is shown here...

    The original dining hall is also quite intact, kind of like an asylum main hall but without a stage. Lovely original wooden ceiling and a few gas lamp knuckles dotted around. The curved corridor that leads to it is also rather unique.

    Worth a stop if your passing, if for nothing but the tower....

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    Very nice :thumb

    Keep on forgetting about this place, glad you have reminded me again.
     
  3. Idle Hands

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    Yeah very nice, I've been in far worse hospitals!

    Is the remaining bit being converted or demolished do you know?
     
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    Converted, the banisters are all wrapped up to protect them and a few lath and plaster ceilings are currently being pulled down so work has begun by the looks of things...
     
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    Always good to hear, thanks :thumb

    Yeah I wasn't sure if maybe it was just being salvaged pre-demo.
     
  6. Speed

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    What's gone on there then? Don't remember hearing about that before and it looks ace. Little mini asylum.
     
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    There is a report from 2008 but that looks to be in a building a long way off from the clock, and the next one is 2014 and it looks pretty much as we found it... The main hospital closed quite recently so they have not hung around.
     
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    It's been empty a few years Speed, surprised none of the derp brigade bothered with it until this year
     
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    Must go check some of the local hospitals again this weekend before they all ensbup the same!
     
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