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Report - St Thomas' Hospital, Stockport - April 2014

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by Samenameasusual, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. Samenameasusual

    Samenameasusual 28DL Full Member
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    Description borrowed from this report, I don't think there's anything of value I can add. Hope that's ok!

    Shaw Heath once treated thousands of older people and psychiatric patients on the NHS and was first a workhouse, opening its doors on Christmas Day 1841. It fell into disrepair and I believe there were plans to turn its partly listed buildings with clock tower section in to flats. Work has begun however there may have been lack of money as all work seems to have now stopped?

    The Victorian workhouse known as The Grubber was once home to scores of Stockports poor and unemployed throughout the Victorian era. In 1948 the site became Shaw Heath Hospital, later renamed St Thomas’s which finally closed its doors on the 29th October 2003.

    In 1905 a new office and board-room block was erected at the west of the workhouse site at the corner of Flint Street. The workhouse comprised a two-storey entrance block facing the main road at the south-west. Assorted other buildings were subsequently added at each side.

    We were a little pushed for time so I didn't see everything I wanted to this time around. We also got lost in the main central building, there's nothing in there and every room/stairway looks the same! :p

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    I don't think I did too bad for a first go, a little more rushed than I'd have liked but with practice... :thumb

    Hopefully I've done the report right, let me know if I need to change anything.
     
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  2. urbexpreston

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    Like the look of this gaff :)
     
  3. Southside UE

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    Looks decent this, some good shots there..
     
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    Don't be fooled, Samenameasusual has got some cracking pics of a really crappy derp
     
  5. Samenameasusual

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    Thanks, I think you're right. The site itself isn't too exciting. Worth a look around if you're local and I'd say a good starting point but it's so trashed/devoid of interesting things that any experienced explorers would get bored quite quickly!

    I'll be going back at some point to check out the buildings we didn't get into this time :)
     
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    A Panorama from the top of the workhouse building, it isn't the most interesting as it was merely a test of my ability to produce a panorama so no thought went into composition etc.

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