1. Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections plus a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. Creating an account removes some ads, allows you to post replies, start new topics and threads, and gives you access to more features including bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - Cookridge IDA Hospital, Leeds - August 2015.

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by LancashireExplorations, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. LancashireExplorations

    LancashireExplorations 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    May 21, 2015
    Likes Received:
    The History

    Cookridge Hospital is located near Horsforth and Cookridge in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Designed and built in a Gothic vernacular style in 1869.
    Originally known as Cookridge Convalescent Hospital, it was built at a cost of £10,000 to provide care and to promote recovery for patients who had been treated at Leeds General Infirmary. The area of Cookridge was chosen as it was a remote location from Leeds, 'where patients could be cheered up among the bracken and pure air'. The urban sprawl of Leeds soon engulfed Cookridge. John Metcalfe Smith of Beckett's Bank in Leeds, donated much of the money towards the building of the convalescent hospital.

    As it was built in the days before the NHS, the patients had to pay for their own care. The hospital played an important role in the World Wars; the hospital was requisitioned for the care of wounded servicemen. It briefly housed the Leeds Maternity Hospital in 1939.

    In 1929 small scale experiments using radiation started in the treatment of cancer at the Cookridge but it wasn't till after World War II that the hospital embraced cancer treatment and patients. Leeds Regional Hospital Board took over the hospital, redeveloping the original convalescent hospital and building a new complex during the 1950s and 1960s.

    The hospital continued to be at the forefront of cancer research and developed new technology as well as pioneering better, more effective treatments which improved the chance of survival in patients.

    Finally the hospital grew too small, the outdated buildings could not support further growth so the hospital was abandoned in 2008 and sold. It was replaced with a £220m cancer centre at St.James Hospital, which is now one of the largest of its kind in Europe.

    The Explore

    Went with @godgp78, @LancashireExplorations & a none member.
    Not bad for a final explore, floors on the upper levels were a bit soft.. Someone had been round with a can of black spray paint telling you where to go and where not to go..

    Good final explore so..















    pudge colour.png

    Remove this ad by donating or subscribing.

  2. Will Knot

    Will Knot 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    May 29, 2013
    Likes Received:
    Some nice peeling paint pics there.....:thumb
  3. scotty markfour

    scotty markfour 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Jun 25, 2015
    Likes Received:
    nice report LANCASHIREEXPLORATIONS , this is going on my to do list , hope security is light ?
Draft saved Draft deleted

Users Who Have Read This Thread (Total: 0)

Share This Page

Remove this ad by creating an account and logging in