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Report - St Crispins Asylum, Northampton - October 2010

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by Minus, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. Minus

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    After hearing through word of mouth that developers recently pulled out of this area, a good friend of mine (Shimmy) and I decided to go take a look at this place and some other nearby sites. We were hoping to find a bit more left behind here, possibly some straight jackets or restraining beds but it was still well worth a look. The clock tower has to be the highlight for the both of us but the sheer wind up there added to my fear of heights slightly - though shimmy was brave enough to venture right to the top, up to the actual clock face!

    I've seen reports on this place before so I won't reiterate the history, but if you want to take a look then here's a good source: http://www.countyasylums.com/mentalasylums/northamptonshire.htm


    The fence around this place is pretty high, and evidently parts of the building have been demolished
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    I think these tunnels were used to take cables from one end of the building to another. Completely dark and a bit scary.
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    Two projectors left in a tiny room! Was a bit of a surprise to find these.
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    Panorama stitch that went a bit wrong :D
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    This was the first level of the clock tower, lots of people have written their names and the year they were there on the pigeon box.
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    If this was legit then that would put it at 101 years old...call me skeptical
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    Thanks for taking a look :)
     

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