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Report - Chesham Cottage Hospital, Bucks, December 2012

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by PCWOX, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. PCWOX

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    Chesham Cottage Hospital was built for £865 17s 11d, [about £39,571.44 in today's money] on land donated by Lord Chesham, who continued to donate £200 every year until his death. The historic building in Hospital Hill, was used as a medical facility for 150 years after being opened in October 1869 and just ahead of an outbreak of typhoid in 1871.

    This small hospital originally had only seven beds, by 1924 the bed count reached 24. The hospital had an extension built at an unknown year, possibly during the 1940's.

    Sadly, threats of closure arose in the early 2000's and despite a local campaign to save the hospital, patients were last treated at the site in 2004 before it was finally closed down in 2005. In September 2010 the derelict hospital building was severely damaged by fire.

    Visited in December 2012, access very straightforward, but this place has been very trashed, and there is a lot of fire damage in one building. Still a good mooch though. It did look like it would have been a great building back in the day.

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    6. Bloody arsonists
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    7. Period fireplace
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    8. Disabled toilet
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    9. Switches and things
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    10. Bit extreme...
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    12. Store Room
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    13. Machinery in boiler room
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    14. Staff pigeon holes - no mail now...
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    15. Anybody in here?
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    16. Lots of shit graffiti
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    17. Fuse box
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    18. Weak looking beams
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    19. You've had a right touch there son...
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