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Report - Severalls Hospital, Colchester. September 2015.

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by Ferox, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. Ferox

    Ferox 28DL Regular User
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    Wanted to see this place for a awhile now and was over the moon to finally get into this awesome site. A massive thanks to Mockney Reject for letting me tag along on this visit. His story's and knowledge of this place where great and very interesting. Spent a good few hours wandering the site and got to see some excellent features including the admin building and it's lovely staircase. Got to spend another couple of hours in the morning on a solo mooch which I will put up as a separate report. Visited with Mockney Reject and three no members. Thanks lads for a awesome night :thumb

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    Severalls Hospital in Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom was a psychiatric hospital built in 1910 to the design of architect Frank Whitmore. It opened in May 1913.
    The 300-acre (120 ha) site housed some 2000 patients and was based on the "Echelon plan" - a specific arrangement of wards, offices and services within easy reach of each other by a network of interconnecting corridors. This meant that staff were able to operate around the site without the need to go outside in bad weather. Unlike modern British hospitals, patients in Severalls were separated according to their gender. Villas were constructed around the main hospital building as accommodation blocks between 1910 and 1935. Most of the buildings are in the Queen Anne style, with few architectural embellishments, typical of the Edwardian period. The hospital closed as a psychiatric hospital in the early 1990s following the closure of other psychiatric institutions. However, a small section remained open until 20 March 1997

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    Thanks For Looking :thumb
     

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  2. WelshMoocher

    WelshMoocher Hello Dave!
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    Sweet, lived near here during my brief living in Colchester, would love to go back to see it now.

    Great pics!
     
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    Thanks bud :thumbWell worth a mooch mate, bloody awesome place :D
     
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    Anytime :)

    It was nice to meet you and be able to show you around my future house lol lol lol
     
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    Thanks again mate, had a great night :thumb Keep putting the Lottery on bud and the place could be yours. I'll be up for helping you do some work on the old girl if I could put my camera down :D
     
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    Nice one mate, some cool shots there & really liking that last shot, glad you got to see the place bud
     
  7. Ferox

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    Thanks mate :thumb Was an amazing place, you would love it bud.
     
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