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Report - St. Augustine's Lunatic Asylum, Kent. July 2015

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by Explorerr101, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. Explorerr101

    Explorerr101 28DL Full Member
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    Here is some history I've lifted from Wikipedia,

    St Augustine’s Hospital
    (1875–1993) was a psychiatric hospital in Chartham, Kent. It was founded as the second, or East, Kent County Asylum in 1872. In 1948 the hospital became part of the National Health Service and was renamed St Augustine's Hospital. The hospital gained notoriety in the 1970s when it was the subject of a committee of inquiry into malpractice and mismanagement. St Augustine's Hospital closed in 1993 as part of the community care programme and the site is now occupied by housing, although a few of the original hospital buildings remain.

    Upon my arrival, I saw many do not enter signs and huge fences and at first I wondered how I would enter, but I then saw that the fences had been knocked down, and the boarded up doors ripped off. The easiest entry I've had!

    Inside, the walls are falling to pieces, the ceiling is half collapsed with all the insulation and its covered head to toe in graffiti. I only entered the main building, inside it seemed huge, long corridors either in complete darkness, graffiti, holes in the floor and smashed glass. You could see rows of bedrooms, cell like tiny dorms. Several rooms were in pitch black as the windows were still boarded up. This is not a place I would have liked to have been in!

    Toward the end of my visit, I head many voices and so of course I panicked and rushed out to only realize it was a bunch of harmless kids, but Id seen almost all of it anyway so I was okay to leave. Overall, a good location to visit and I'd recommend sticking your head in if you get the chance!

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  2. Ferox

    Ferox 28DL Regular User
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    Some nice pics there mate. Thanks for the share :thumb
     
  3. The Guard Dog

    The Guard Dog Will only bite a little bit... well a lot
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    Wow... this place is trashed. Nice report :thumb
     
  4. scotty markfour

    scotty markfour 28DL Regular User
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    some really nice photography there explorer 101
     
  5. Joe goddard

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    Been there it's a good place would have been better if less trashed and there was more history left to look at
     
  6. Maniac

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    Quite why they've never demolished this block I will never know, it's looking a right old mess these days!
     
  7. urblex

    urblex 28DL Maverick
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    Nice one, cheers for sharing :thumb
     
  8. Session9

    Session9 A life backwards
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    Surprised to see this still standing.
    Good pics BTW :)
     
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