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Report - Severalls Hospital, Colchester - Jan 2012

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by Maniac, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. Maniac

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    Well I finally managed to drag my arse up here and take a look at the place. I've been meaning to do this for years, so when Raptor Jesus and me were contemplating how to fill what would otherwise have been a fairly boring Sunday, a text from Kent Urbex asking if I knew what the state of play was at Severalls spawned a plan.

    Roll forwards to the next day and there we were poised to do battle with the infamous severalls fence - made all the more difficult because I'd forgotten to pack the straps normally used for such occurances. Never mind, we found a few helpful items lying around to assist us, and before we knew it we were over and inside.

    There have been recent developments here, most of the trees and vegitation have been cleared from around the perimeter and there's now 2 fences round a majority of the site.

    Thanks to Dubbed Navigator for some hints on water tower access and for navigating us to a good spot to get in! :thumb

    Severalls was, as most of you undoubtably know, a mental institution in the town of Colchester which closed in the late 90's. It's quite special in a way, as there's really not many of these asylums left now, the golden age for exploring them has long since passed and most of them have been demolished or re-developed. This will eventually be the fate of this place as well, so any of you procrastinating about a visit here, just do it and see it before it goes as you'll kick yourself if you don't! (Like I did with Cane Hill)

    Visited with Raptor Jesus, Kent Urbex and for part of the day with Dubbed Navigator.

    Didn't get many photos I was happy with, the place is very empty really, but I shall stick up a small selection below.

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    View from the top of the water tower
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    Wasn't expecting to find this at the bottom, I'm sure there must have been photos posted before, but I didn't remember seeing them.
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    Thanks for looking.

    Maniac.
     
    #1 Maniac, Jan 23, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2012

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