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Report - Denbigh Hospital (JUNE 2015) Aka Denbigh Lunatic Asylum

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by Gruesometwosome, Jun 15, 2015.

  1. Gruesometwosome

    Gruesometwosome 28DL Full Member
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    As my first attempt totally got slated I received some constructive critisim so hopefully this report will be of the acceptable standard.

    First things first Me and G decided we would take the misses out an pay Denbigh a visit firstly we went to Pool Park hospital and then decided to go the Denbigh Lunatic Asylum. Getting worse and worse nothing seem to change other than the level of decay. Pool Parks stair case has now been stripped awful.

    Anyways History....

    The North Wales Lunatic Asylum was the first psychiatric institution built in Wales; construction began in 1844 and completed in 1848 in the town of Denbigh. The U-shaped Tudorbethain style hospital was built due to the spreading word of mistreatment of Welsh people in English asylums; The North Wales Hospital would be a haven for welsh speaking residents to seek treatment without prejudice or a language barrier.
    Renovations and extensions were made at the hospital from 1867 until 1956, when the hospital reached its maximum capacity at 1,500 patients living inside her walls and 1,000 staff at hand. Physical treatments such as Cardiazol, malarial treatment, insulin shock treatment, and sulphur based drugs were used and developed in the 1920s and 1930s, and 1941-1942 saw the advent of electro convulsive therapy (ECT) and prefrontal leucotomy (lobotomy) treatments.
    In 1960, Enoch Powell visited the North Wales Hospital, and later announced the "Hospital Plan" for England and Wales, which proposed that psychiatric care facilities be attached to general hospitals and favored community care over institutional settings. This was the beginning of the end for the North Wales Hospital and others like it; in 1987 a ten year strategy to close the hospital was formed. The North Wales Hospital was closed in sections from 1991 to 2002; most notable was the closure of the main hospital building in 1995.
    On July 12, 2004, The Prince of Wales visited the hospital and administered a speech detailing his Phoenix Trust, a historic building trust that prevented the structure from being demolished. The hospital is currently slated to be converted into private homes. Asbestos abatement has started October 2008.

    Was a nice clear day, there are numerous ways to get in here undetected do your homework. Nice explore seems to go on and on enjoy....

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    I wonder how many people have taken this shot.

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    New roof!!

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    Creeping around because we can hear movement outside :p
     
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  2. YamYamSeeker

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    Decent photos! I see the wheelchair has been moved from the cell :(
     
  3. Bigian88

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    Last time I went (a few weeks ago) it had been moved outside and pretty much destroyed.
     
  4. Gruesometwosome

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    Yeah it was outside I think I have a picture on my phone
     
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    Shame people cant leave things where they are!
     
  6. Bigian88

    Bigian88 The Massive Mancunian
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    There's a lot of people that go there for a variety of reasons, not all of those people will share the same philosophy of leaving things alone.
     
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  7. Gruesometwosome

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    On the same day we went to pool park and the stair case has been stripped. All the hand carved angels and fixings been ripped off... I agree with Bigian88 not everyone shares the same philosophy :(
     
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    You actually think it was originally left in the cell?!
     
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    nice enough pics ,but how huge are the images? you need to resize them mate even though the forum software does this these are massive
     
  10. tumbles

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    They were removed years ago. By the owner.
     
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