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Report - Denbigh Lunatic Asylum - Wales - August 2016

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by silentwalker, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. silentwalker

    silentwalker 28DL Regular User
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    History
    The North Wales Hospital (locally known as Denbigh Mental or Denbigh Asylum) is a Grade 2 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

    Designed to 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. Aron 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.

    Currently on the market for £2.2M.

    The Explore
    Visited with @Porker of the night . After completing a delivery job near to here we decided to take a little detour and pop in. What a striking building on the landscape, such a shame she has fallen into a massive state. Very peaceful quiet mornings explore. I won't bore you any longer as this place has been more than covered in the past :thumb

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    Cheers for having a ganders :thumb
     
    #1 silentwalker, Aug 25, 2016
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  2. HughieD

    HughieD 28DL Regular User
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    Great set...enjoyed that!
     
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    Really nice set that, nice to see so many externals of the place :)
     
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    Yeah - I was thinking that. People often get obsessed with internals to prove they've 'done it' but this place really is much more impressive from the outside....
     
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  5. silentwalker

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    Cheers guys yeah I was much more fixated on the externals :thumb
     
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