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Report - Clayton Hospital - Wakefield - 05/14

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by Robbo, May 4, 2014.

  1. Robbo

    Robbo 28DL Full Member
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    Been exploring for a while & on the site for a bit, so, would like to contribute my little offering. Please be kind, its my 1st time.

    A little history..

    Clayton Hospital is named after Thomas Clayton, a mayor of Wakefield and was founded in 1854. It was an amalgamation of Wakefield General Dispensary, founded in 1787, and the Wakefield House of Recovery, founded in 1826. Wakefield General Dispensary was for out-patients and the Wakefield House of Recovery was for poor in-patients suffering from infectious diseases.

    In 1852 the Wakefield Union Workhouse was completed and its hospital wards accommodated pauper invalids and fever cases, so that the House of Recovery was closed in 1854. In 1863 Mayor Clayton financed an expansion and the institution was re-named 'The Clayton Hospital and Wakefield General Dispensary'. The site moved from Dispensary Yard to the present site in 1876 and the new building was opened in 1879.By 1948 the name was changed to Clayton Hospital and it had a capacity of 200 beds.

    It closed early 2013 for good. No other use is proposed for it so far, only rumors of the adjoining schools near it are said to buy it for school use.

    Just some of the many wards

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    Wash time

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    Gypo's left their mark, as per.

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    This surprisingly mostly intact

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    The lifts didn't work..

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    A little retro can.!

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    The wards were still in ok condition after over a year of abandonment.

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    Some external shots

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    No one answered.!

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  2. Robbo

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    Re: Clayton Hospital - Wakefield

    yes, my fellow explorer is in the 1st one.!
     
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    Re: Clayton Hospital - Wakefield

    Could miss him standing there, Some cool photos Robbo, just needs a date in the title, month and year :thumb
     
  4. FreshFingers

    FreshFingers Choose life, choose tunnels
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    Re: Clayton Hospital - Wakefield

    Great first report! Nice history, well set out and decent pics :)
     
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    Re: Clayton Hospital - Wakefield

    Nice report there, great pics, thanks for sharin' :thumb
     
  6. Robbo

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    Re: Clayton Hospital - Wakefield

    cheers, will do next time
     
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    Re: Clayton Hospital - Wakefield

    You need to edit the title on THIS report, otherwise it will be deleted during the regular archiving process.

    Otherwise, good first report. Look forward to seeing more.
     
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    done, cheers for the advice
     
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    Re: Clayton Hospital - Wakefield - 04/05/14

    Nice ones :)

    I always found the exterior buildings to be interesting, and first time i"ve ever seen parking available at Clayton :)

    Didn"t get into the GUM Clinic then :eek: Memories lol
     
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    Cheers ACID

    I've taken MANY more pictures of the place, its fascinating to go round. However smack rats have been in there, needles & the like were came across. Also squatters were loafing around also. still, loved every minuet of it.
     
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    Myself and a few friends were here very recently and came across one smackhead who appeared to be furiously carving and whittling at something!? He acknowledged us with much twitching, a wary nod and a mumbled "orite". Based on that I'd advise anyone heading here to be very careful.
     
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    Was that in the hospital or at the bus station/in town?

    Could be either knowing fucking Wakefield
     
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    He's pretty harmless (if its the same guy i bumped into at midnight recently)... he kindly showed us the way to the tower.
     
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    Paid another visit to the place recently

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    on one of the roofs

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    looking up

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    didn't fancy a bath much

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    view from the main building looking out to opposite buildings

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