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Report - St. Augustines - 09/01/08

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by CaveMan, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. CaveMan

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    Met up with Manic and buddy last night. We've both been looking forward to seeing this place
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    Present name St Augustine's Chartham

    Previous name(s) Kent County Lunatic Asylum, Chartham 1875-1920.
    1920-1948 Kent County Mental Hospital, Chartham

    Foundation Year 1875

    Closure year 1993

    Wilcon Homes did not had permission to knock down the old hospital water tower (centre right in photo) as they consider it a significant landmark that could be turned into some sort of viewing tower. The photograph looks as if it may have been a postcard.

    Closed 1993. Econ construction, specialist in asbestos removal and demolition, charged a quarter of a million pounds to destroy the complete hospital complex of sixty acres, reclaiming of bricks, timber and slates and recycling and crushing 6,000 cubic metres of concrete, employing thirty demolition workers at the peak and completing on time in 1997 - on behalf of Wilcon Homes. All of the main hospital is now gone and has houses built on it,
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  2. Maniac

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    Re: St. Augustines - Report - 09/01/08

    Few photos from me from the trip.

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    One of the Dometory rooms, there were several of these all the same. As you can see the place is trashed, but there are still a few interesting items to be found.

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    Corridor Shot

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    The random Piano, one of the few pieces of actual furniture left.

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    Confidential paperwork.

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    Sinister looking windows in some of the doors.

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    Staff Toilets

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    Happy 40th!!

    Was a good explore, dispite the cold. Thanks goes to Caveman for organising this one, was great to meet you and the others again!

    Maniac.
     
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