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Report - Denbigh Asylum, Denbighshire, Wales - May 2014

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by Lolly92, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. Lolly92

    Lolly92 28DL Regular User
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    Visited with two non members on a weekend trip to Llanberis.
    As beautiful as the exterior of this building is, the inside is pretty buggered and I was slightly disappointed. Got to meet the legend that is Elwyn though and he actually wasn't as bad as I'd been lead to believe.. I even took a sneaky selfie as he was getting into his car haha

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    The North Wales Hospital (locally known as Denbigh Mental or Denbigh Asylum) is a Grade II listed building. Designed by architect Thomas Full James, building started in 1844 and completed in 1848. Once a hospital for people with psychiatric illnesses, at its maximum capacity it could house 200 patients. It is located in Denbigh, Denbighshire, Wales.
    On 22 November 2008, during work to renovate the building site and convert it to apartments and residential properties, the building caught fire; it was later confirmed that the main hall of the hospital was destroyed. Arson was suspected.

    Currently on the buildings at risk register, planning permission has currently lapsed. In 2011 the building was at risk of collapsing and no action was taken by the owners after an urgent works notice was issued, Denbighshire Council had no choice but to carry out repairs on the building which has reached £930,000. In 2013, Denbighshire Council voted to press ahead with a compulsory purchase order on the building; the council, however, wish to reach an agreement with the owners before taking legal action. An estimated cost of repairing the building is £1 million.


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  2. Lenston

    Lenston Bajo Tierra
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    Always good to see this place lolly, some good shots there :thumb
     
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    Probably the best set I have seen of this place, a nice difference. Especially the externals
     
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    Brilliant set. I wish Wales wasn't so far! Definitely one for the future :thumb
     
  5. Lolly92

    Lolly92 28DL Regular User
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    Thank you, your comment means so much to me as I really didn't like these shots before posting them. Thank you thank you!
     
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    Very good report, it looks massive in the 1st photo.
     
  7. Lolly92

    Lolly92 28DL Regular User
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    Oh it is massive! I bet we missed a fair bit
     
  8. Peking

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    I like the look of this place, especially the corridor shot. Pretty buggered true, but still a fair bit of worthwhile exploring I'd imagine!
     
  9. Leeds(Ex)plorer

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    It's far bigger than it looks in that photo


    Quality set OP
     
  10. eclectic

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    Cool man, might have to have a trip down there one day and have a mooch :)
     
  11. Seffy

    Seffy Bally up lads!
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    Tastefully edited set IMO, just my kind of style! She is still a good'un this one, even if she is getting on a bit. Kinda jealous you got to meet Beardie, I've never had the pleasure :p:
     
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    Let's see this selfie of you and the bearded one then....;)
     
  13. Lolly92

    Lolly92 28DL Regular User
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    Thanks Seffy, I'll post it up later Jamie, I'm out and about at the moment.
     
  14. Session9

    Session9 A life backwards
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    Its a good mooch, despite its state.
    Love the snaps, good work! :)
     
  15. ExpoLight

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    A Great site. Still worthy to capture these places until they are lost forever. Nice to see it with no fence in the foreground. Nice pictures too.
     
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