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Report - Lluesty Hospital, Holywell. North Wales. June 2015

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by Ferox, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. Ferox

    Ferox 28DL Regular User
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    Had a day round North Wales afew weeks ago with Urblex, great day as usual mate. This place was the second explore of the day. The place is quite trashed to be honest, reminding me of a mix of Cookridge and Billinge Hospitals. An enjoyable little mooch all in all, worth a look if your in the area. We came across hundreds of needles quite early on during the visit which had us on edge abit. Something to bear in mind for anybody who visits later in the day or early evening.

    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.
    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.

    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.

    In the final years Lluesty was used to provide geriatric care up until its closure in 2008 when the towns new community hospital opened. In Febuary 2011 it was sold to developers for £275.000. The site is allocated for a development of 70 houses but as the original work houses and chapel are grade II listed, they cannot be demolished.

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  2. urblex

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    Nice ones mate, liking all the chair shots! Not sure if this was my favorite site of the day it's between this and the last place...
     
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    Some nice shots there, I do like the look of this place :thumb
     
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    Thanks mate :thumb Could have done with one of them chairs in the last location toward the end :D
     
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    Thanks ZerO81 :thumb Worth a look mate.
     
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    Haha too right!
     
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    That place looks amazing! Just wondering, how did you get in?
     
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    nobody will tell you that on an open forum mate,but if you go and explore it wont take much looking around to find your way mate
     
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    Great set mate, the place looks epic. :)
     
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    Nice, looks worth a quick mooch
     
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    Ferox 28DL Regular User
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    Thanks GRONK :thumb Worth a look if your over that way mate.
     
  12. Ferox

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    Cheers mate. Defo worth a quickie like :thumb
     
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