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Report - Lluesty Hospital, Holywell - June 2015

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by urblex, Jul 3, 2015.

  1. urblex

    urblex 28DL Maverick
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    Visited with Ferox (cheers man a class day out as usual) after an early morning explore elsewhere expecting not to get in, but when we got there had a look around were pleasantly surprised to get in undetected. Was a bit on edge at seeing about a hundred used needles in the first building we went in but didn't come across anyone else while we were there.

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    History mostly taken from britishlistedbuildings.co.uk,
    "Built 1838-40 as a workhouse, for the Union of 14 parishes, by John Welch, architect of St Asaph and Surveyor to the Guardians; builder Thomas Hughes of Liverpool and contracter Samuel Parry. May have been alterations in 1869.Enlarged to right in 1902. Some modern extensions in conversion to hospital use. Standard workhouse grid plan with separate courtyards for men and women; transverse and spinal ranges with linking central octagon.
    The workhouse complex and adjoining chapel were Grade II listed over 20 years ago."

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  2. The Guard Dog

    The Guard Dog Will only bite a little bit... well a lot
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    I like the random cubicle at the end... do you have any history on the place?
     
  3. urblex

    urblex 28DL Maverick
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    Sorry mate only the paragraph after the externals, probably just being lazy but couldn't find much tbh without stealing it from other people's reports
     
  4. Paradox

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    Tut @urblex you should know better than putting up a lazy report with no proper history :p - here you go......

    Holywell Union workhouse was erected in 1838-40 at the south of Holywell and was designed by John Welch. The Poor Law Commissioners authorised an expenditure of £6,200 on its construction which was to accommodate 400 inmates. The workhouse design followed the popular cruciform or "square" layout with separate accommodation wings for the different classes of inmate (male/female, infirm/able-bodied etc.) radiating from a central hub.

    An imposing entrance and administration block, three storeys high at its centre with two-storey wings, stood at the east of the site. To the rear, a central three-storey range connected to the central supervisory hub who observation windows gave a clear view over all the inmates yards. The main accommodation blocks ran north and south and had cross-wings at each end.

    The buildings were extended in 1902, and a large infirmary was added at the south of the workhouse in 1913. Electricity was installed in 1912 to replace the old paraffin oil lamps.

    In April 1917, the workhouse infirmary was comandeered for use by military patients with almost 500 being treated until the last of them departed in January, 1919.

    In 1930, the workhouse passed into local council control and became a Public Assistance Institution. In 1948, the former workhouse became part of the National Health Services as Lluesty General Hospital. The hospital closed in around 2008 and is being converted for residential use as part of a redevelopment of the whole site.

    courtesy of www.workhouses.org.uk/holywell

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    Some interesting photos though mate :thumb
     
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  5. urblex

    urblex 28DL Maverick
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    Yeah sorry i know have been busy as fook lately though got a backlog of stuff to post, cheers though @Paradox that's twice you've saved my bacon with history :Not Worthy
     
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    Hahahahaha it's all good mate :thumb
     
  7. Will Knot

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    Hey, good report and nice pics :thumb
     
  8. Ferox

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    Nice one mate, well captured :thumb Yep, was another belting day bud. Looking forward to the next one :D Will put mine up soon ;)
     
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  9. urblex

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    Cheers mate, yeah getting them up slowly but surely... & yeah get some of yours up fella :D
     
  10. scotty markfour

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    love the bloody shower pic ...lol
     
  11. xexxa

    xexxa Lay an egg in me.
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    Good shots man. I liked the pigeon feet in the paint haha
     
  12. urblex

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    Haha cheers yeah i liked the pigeon feet in the paint as well
     
  13. scotty markfour

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    just done this place recently ! excellent !
     
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    Visited here late in the day....had a good few hours scouting around....went dark whilst we were inside....some freaky sounds....but pretty sure we were alone LOL
     
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