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Report - Pool Park Hospital - Ruthin, Wales - August 2016

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by silentwalker, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. silentwalker

    silentwalker 28DL Regular User
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    History
    The estate of Pool Park (spelled Parc in Welsh) began as a deer park for the nearby Ruthin Castle. Following its time as a hunting ground, the property was passed between a series of wealthy landowners. The elegant mock-Tudor style manor house that still stands today was constructed in 1862 for the second Lord Bagot.

    In 1937, the house was sold to the North Wales Counties Mental Hospital, which was in need of a second location to house overflow patients from the nearby Denbigh Insane Asylum. Pool Park held 87 patients at capacity, but in times of need had as many as 120. For a brief stint of time during World War II, the grounds also held a prisoner of war camp. By the 1970s these asylums were progressively closed down .

    in 1989 pool parc closed its doors for good and in 1992 the place was bought privately by a builder to turn into apartments. After a legal battle with the local council and them rejecting planning permission he has since left this once beautiful place to sadly fall into ruin.

    The Explore
    As @Porker of the night and myself were in the area we thought we would pop in to this place having heard about 'the staircase', this was enough for us to say "yes please sir I love a bit of stair porn".

    Once in we were face with almighty ruin and very little left to admire but we still took in the good bits that were left. All in all a well worthwhile trip but we was advised by a local that the council have given the owner his final notice to either sort the building out or bye bye, I have no idea how true this is and barely even manage to catch what she was saying as I was too busy staring at some mighty fine eye candy :D not all locals are angry :thumb

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    Cheers for having a ganders :thumb
     

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  2. BrainL

    BrainL 28DL Full Member
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    Some nice shots there!! You've lit the place up really well! Not seen that bed frame before...
     
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  3. silentwalker

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    Cheers mate and you are the second person to say that to me today, I nearly missed it as well, it's down in the basement along with some old garments and hospital clothing :thumb
     
  4. Porker of the night

    Porker of the night Like a cat on a fence....
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    Loved this place apart from the breathing down my neck
     
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    think you may need an exorcism mate you are clearly possessed ;)
     
  6. silentwalker

    silentwalker 28DL Regular User
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    Sorry about that I was trying to nose at your pictures on the lcd screen o_O
     
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    That is a fab set...
     
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    Cheers matey :thumb
     
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    Nice set, you've covered most of it well. The basement is rather odd.
     
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    Staircase and basement make the place, all the rest is top junkyard now
     
  11. Porker of the night

    Porker of the night Like a cat on a fence....
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    Give me that holy water...
     
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  12. Porker of the night

    Porker of the night Like a cat on a fence....
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    That woman we bumped into... She defo defo wanted a good seeing to... I feel gay for not even trying my luck :(
     
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    The buildings to the right always seemed to have a bit of character when first explored. Not seen any pics from those bits in a long, long time.
     
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    Not that great really, missed the band wagon a while back with that
     
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    How do you get into this building? This was part of Denbigh asylum as well as wasn't it?
     
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