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Report - Birkwood Asylum, Scotland - April 2014

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by PROJ3CTM4YH3M, Jun 21, 2015.

  1. PROJ3CTM4YH3M

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    Birkwood Asylum dates from the 1860's and closed in 2002. The most attractive of the buildings and the feture of this report is the old Birkwood House which was constructed in 1819 and was a stately home until the 1860's when an additional wing was added and the Asylum established. Many additional buildings were added over the years within the grounds which are all now crumbing and falling apart while the old stone built stately home remains!

    Supposedly haunted by some doctor who was killed by a patient in one of the pink coloured wards upstairs the site has become a frequently visited location for 'ghost hunters' infact we saw some on our first trip here but thankfully this time we had the place to ourselves.

    Visited with non members Baron Scotland and Lowri, we mainly just went for the spiral staircase but I snapped a few other shots before we moved on to the next location. Currently developers are working on the building as part of a £50 million rennovation and I believe some new contractor lighting has been installed on the staircase. Anyways on with the photos!

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    Few more photos and high res copies of the ones above on my website: http://www.proj3ctm4yh3m.com/urbex/2014/06/15/urbex-asylum-b-somewhere-scotland-april-2014-revisit/
     

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  2. naturereclaims

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    Stunning. Nice find
     
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    Fantastic images and report...
     
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  4. Coolboyslim

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    Another lovely place and some great pictures. Loving that staircase lol
     
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    Cracking photos, spiral stairs are stunning :thumb

    Still need to revisit this place as I was boarded in last time and spent an hour avoiding contractors inside trying to find another way out!
     
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  6. PROJ3CTM4YH3M

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    I think the contractors are bang at it now but still worth poking your head in if you can assuming you're in the area.
     
  7. Myths

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    Very nice! 13 especially! :thumb
     
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    Cracking photos :thumb
    Place looks beautiful and those stairs are awesome
    Cheers for sharing
     
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    decent!
     
  10. Canadrummergetsome

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    Ace images and a great report :thumb
     
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    Nicely shot :thumb I reckon if the renovation hadn't started it wouldn't have survived another winter - parts of it were pretty sketchy last summer.

    Wonder what they did with all the patient correspondence that was strewn about the place...
     
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    Ohhhhhh love that spiral staircase!
     
  13. PROJ3CTM4YH3M

    PROJ3CTM4YH3M 28DL Regular User
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    Ta mate :)

    Its all bout those stairs :D soooo nice!

    cheers!

    Thank you :D

    Yeah some roof's were getting pretty sketchy but most the lead remained to my amazement! No idea what happened to the files! i know they filled the morgue full of rubbish to deter photographer im told!

    Was really nice man! got contractor light all up it now if you havent seen updated images! kinda looks cool but not the same :/
     
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    bangerang!!! top shizzle dude :thumb
     
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    Cracking photos, would love to go get some myself. Whats the situation, can you just walk in or is it all locked up?
     
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