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Report - St Crispins, North Hants, Mar 2014

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by Landie_Man, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. Landie_Man

    Landie_Man "Landie" or Harry :-)
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    I’ve put this on the back burner for years as most of it is converted, or totally stripped bare.

    Me and a non-forum member visited here after a couple of other Northampton site plans fell through.

    St Crispins was designed by Robert Griffiths and completed in 1876. Griffiths also designed the Staffordshire County Asylum. The Hospital made good use ofd its surroundings and included extensive southern views; as well as incorporating a large farm, gas works, staff residences and burial ground.

    St Crispins follows a Gothic style which was extremely popular at the time. The building features lots of local bricks and stone dressings and a large clock/water tower more which shares similarities to a church steeple.

    In 1887 the asylum underwent an extension to accommodate more patients, and by the 1940s had reached it’s maximum population.

    The asylum was featured in the news when a fire broke out killing 6 patients. The hospital finally closed its doors in 1995 and is being developed into modern apartments using the original hospital buildings though much has been left to rack and ruin.

    The weather was horrendous so I only ventured half way up the clock tower. I do hope to go again soon mind.

    The site is very, very bare with little of note left behind, so I did what I could.

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    More At:
    St Crispins - a set on Flickr
     
    #1 Landie_Man, Mar 5, 2014
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