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Report - Sandhill Park Hosp, March 2010 (+ Fire news 22/11/11 - now with post fire night pics)

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by FrayedSanity, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. FrayedSanity

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    (EDIT: Big fire at the main building 22/11/11 - see further down thread)

    This morning me and Styru visited Sandhill. Unfortunately those bloody chutney ferrets* have smashed it up to within an inch of it life but it is still an interesting visit


    A quick history written by styru:

    This disused hospital has been known by a variety of names:
    Sandhill Park Hospital
    Sandhill Park House
    Sandhill Park Farm Colony
    Sandhill Park Mental Defective Colony
    41st General Military Hospital


    The site was requisitioned by the military in August 1940 and became the 41st General Military Hospital. Most of the accommodation was in tents and huts. From 1941 the hospital was leased to the Americans as a neurological hospital for over 1000 patients in 32 new wards which were completed in 1942. The hospital remained in military use until 1944

    The main building dates from 1720, with newer additions on site. At present the main building appears secure.The rest of the buildings on site have been chav'ed within an inch of their lives.

    The main building is boarded up and alarmed as well as being heavily vandalized.

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    *Styru will explain this in his report which he will be posting later.
     
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  2. Styru

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    Re: Sandhill Park Hospital, March 2010 (+ Fire news, 22:11:11)

    Bugger!

    Another hopelessly damp building that appears to caught fire :rolleyes:

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    Re: Sandhill Park Hospital, March 2010

    No way ! The main building was it ?
     
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    Re: Sandhill Park Hospital, March 2010

    Yep, sounds like it's pretty bad - they were pumping water a mile and a half from our local health farms lakes when I passed this morning. :rolleyes:
     
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    Re: Sandhill Park Hospital, March 2010 (+Fire news 22/11/11)

    The Fire Services info:

     
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    Re: Sandhill Park Hospital, March 2010 (+Fire news 22/11/11)

    I have found some pics


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    insurance job?
     
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    Re: Sandhill Park Hospital, March 2010 (+Fire news 22/11/11)

    Just back from a little late night visit, still 3 or 4 units on site, with lots of coming/going of vehicles.

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    Sad to see.


    Those that know the place may know the old boy, sorry "Mr I'm Security", that guarded the place - well he still is guarding it (er, bit late mate :rolleyes:)

    As I wandered off back across the field Mr Uber-security kept shining his search-blaster down the field to check I was leaving (wave to the nice man) well I carry a handful of these:

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    They are a couple of quid for ten from dealextreme - and good to use a bit like tealights - as they can be locked 'on'

    Well, whoops, I accidentally left 3 of them, on and hanging in various trees I passed on the way across the field - I am now drinking coffee in front of a real fire - and I imagine he is still shouting "I can see you" at trees

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    Re: Sandhill Park Hospital, March 2010 (+Fire news 22/11/11)

    What a dick! It's difficult to gauge the state of the place at night, but the earlier pics look fierce!
     
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    Re: Sandhill Park Hosp, March 2010 (+ Fire news 22/11/11 - now with post fire night p

    We bumped in to said old man. Kindly let us out the side door when we had finished. Saved climbing back thru that small window ! Thanks and goodbye
     
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    Re: Sandhill Park Hospital, March 2010 (+Fire news 22/11/11)

    Should have asked him if his baked potato was ready :D
     
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    Re: Sandhill Park Hospital, March 2010 (+Fire news 22/11/11)

    Ha- this cheered me up no end thinking about some jobworth running around the woods & leaping out to find....nothing! Good work :)
     
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    Re: Sandhill Park Hosp, March 2010 (+ Fire news 22/11/11 - now with post fire night p

    Not another one set ablaze :-(
     
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    Re: Sandhill Park Hosp, March 2010 (+ Fire news 22/11/11 - now with post fire night p

    ffs! another beauty accidentally catches fire by mislaid paraffin and matches :(
     
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    Re: Sandhill Park Hosp, March 2010 (+ Fire news 22/11/11 - now with post fire night p

    This is quite a sad thing to find out. I enjoyed our visit here all those years ago, it was one of our first explores that required a "day out", it certainly whet my appetite for more...
     
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