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Report - Denbigh Asylum, North Wales - June 2015

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by urblex, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. urblex

    urblex 28DL Maverick
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    Visited with @Ferox after doing a few other sites in the area, thanks again mate for another ace explore, this was our last stop and by this point we only had a can of monster between us and had both been awake for over 24 hours. Despite it being trashed i still really enjoyed this one, there doesn't seem to be a lot of asylums left so was glad to see this one. Ferox had been before so was able to show me around. Wasn't really feeling the part with the tin roof & the morgue was a bit bare but heyho. Had a near miss with the infamous Elwyyn but we were too fast for him & had a chuckle as he drove past us.

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    History,
    "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.
    Designed by architect Thomas Full James to originally accommodate between 60 and 200 patients, the hospital originally had its own farm and gasworks. Planned for closure by Enoch Powell during the 1960s, it was closed in sections from 1991 to 1995.
    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, The 2006 planning permission has 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 reached £939,000. In 2013, Denbighshire Council voted to press ahead with a compulsory purchase order on the building. A three week Public Inquiry on the challenge to the CPO by the owner completed on the 20th March 2015. A new application for planning permission has been submitted by the Princes Regeneration Trust and would be implemented by the North Wales Building Preservation Trust once the CPO is confirmed and the site has been transferred."

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    assuming theese were done by the patients, was suprised to find something still intact
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  2. Lavino

    Lavino 28ÐŁ ƦEGUŁλƦ U$EƦ
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    Nice one @urblex some good shots the mate. I see the wheelchair is still hangin in there. I see it made its way to the main entrance lol.:thumb
     
  3. Bigian88

    Bigian88 The Massive Mancunian
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    Someone must have carried that a fair distance to get it up there!
     
  4. Coolboyslim

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    Yea that whellchair dosnt half get about lol. Thx for report
     
  5. urblex

    urblex 28DL Maverick
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    Cheers @Lavino & yeah don't know what possessed someone to put the chair up there like...
     
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    Nice one, cool report mate. End of a long day as you said bud. Getting shit on my hand while entering the nursing home did not help either :eek: Glad you had that hand wash mate :thumb
     
  7. scotty markfour

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    i,ve had 2 run ins with elwynn , part of the denbigh fun !
     
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