1. Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections plus a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. Creating an account removes some ads, allows you to post replies, start new topics and threads, and gives you access to more features including bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - Standish Hospital (take two) Stonehouse - Aug 2014

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by huey, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. huey

    huey 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2014
    Messages:
    315
    Likes Received:
    111
    This is just a quick report to compliment PopPunkJamies report,was my first accompanied trip and very enjoyable too.No history on this one as its been done several times before.
    Was great meeting PopPunkJamie and Cleggy,top blokes,knowledgable and good company.Cleggys amazing knowledge of the place came in useful for keeping secca off his crossword without us getting caught.... Quick history for those who don't know-
    Originally owned by Lord Sherborne, Standish House was occupied from 1850-1880 by the Railway magnate Richard Potter, during which time the house was enlarged in 1865. During World War I, Standish House was put to use as a Red Cross Hospital where servicemen were sent to convalesce. In the 1920s it became a TB sanatorium.This 30 acre site has often been in the press since,despite excellent reviews the budget wasn't there,a ten year effort by the locals and ex-patients couldn't delay the end.Even a Healthcare Campus idea which was given the clear to start in Serpt 2011 came to nothing.It now lies beyond repair.

    Started in the hospital wards...
    [​IMG]
    I love pics of peeling paint,so here is one
    [​IMG]
    More paint porn-mmmm,nice..
    [​IMG]
    Favourite part was the Hydro wing
    [​IMG]
    Staff changing rooms..
    [​IMG]
    Then leaving the best to last we ran,hid like giggling schoolgirls,avoided secca and made it to the mannor house..still a few beautiful original features left like this,one in each main room
    [​IMG]
    More original features..
    [​IMG]
    Detail of laundry lift mechanism
    [​IMG]
    THAT toilet
    [​IMG]
    Also like pics of signs,so heres one of those
    [​IMG]
    Anyone else thinking 'what a waste'??
    [​IMG]

    So there you have it.I still struggle to comprehend how the people who list and protect places like these are standing by watching them slowly fall into ruin.With damp and parts of the roof coming in its hard to believe this 185 year old building and make it to the double century.
    Thanks again to the lads,hope we can meet up again soon,thanks for putting up with a noobie.
     
    #1 huey, Sep 5, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2014

    Remove this ad by donating or subscribing.

  2. Session9

    Session9 A life backwards
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2010
    Messages:
    585
    Likes Received:
    100
    Re: Standish Hospital (take two) Stonehouse,Aug 2014

    Nice pics, like no.2 especially :)
     
  3. ZerO81

    ZerO81 Team Weasel
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Messages:
    1,166
    Likes Received:
    383
    Home Page:
    Re: Standish Hospital (take two) Stonehouse,Aug 2014

    Can you please add some history to the start of the report please, not everyone knows the back story of sites, especially if they are newly signed up. :thumb
     
  4. PopPunkJamie

    PopPunkJamie Irregular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2013
    Messages:
    435
    Likes Received:
    136
    Home Page:
    Re: Standish Hospital (take two) Stonehouse,Aug 2014

    Good work dude, glad you enjoyed yourself!
     
  5. clebby

    clebby ( . Y . )
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2008
    Messages:
    591
    Likes Received:
    474
    Re: Standish Hospital (take two) Stonehouse,Aug 2014

    Great report dude, must meet up again soon ya?

    Near enough ;)
     
  6. Kickasskev

    Kickasskev 28DL Full Member
    28DL Full Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2014
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    Re: Standish Hospital (take two) Stonehouse,Aug 2014

    OMG

    Who turned the X-Ray machine off!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. huey

    huey 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2014
    Messages:
    315
    Likes Received:
    111
    Re: Standish Hospital (take two) Stonehouse,Aug 2014

    Sorry,will add history tomorrow evening after work,thanks
     
  8. slayaaaa

    slayaaaa 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2014
    Messages:
    1,136
    Likes Received:
    607
    Re: Standish Hospital (take two) Stonehouse,Aug 2014

    [​IMG]

    Wow, I'm loving that fireplace, worth a few quid on eBay that.
     
  9. Oort

    Oort The spice expands consciousness.
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2014
    Messages:
    916
    Likes Received:
    429
    Re: Standish Hospital (take two) Stonehouse,Aug 2014

    Awesome, I so want to visit this place.
     
  10. TallRich

    TallRich 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2014
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    29
    Re: Standish Hospital (take two) Stonehouse,Aug 2014

    Some lovely shots here, thanks for sharing - I too love the "Paint Porn" I 'spose we all do, or we wouldn't be here!

    Interestingly I'm yet to see anyone cover the outdoor staff swimming pool that is on site - I have a few happy (but cold) childhood memories of summer there, I'll make an effort to risk the Secca, try and find it and get some pics up soon!

    Rich
     
  11. huey

    huey 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2014
    Messages:
    315
    Likes Received:
    111
    Re: Standish Hospital (take two) Stonehouse,Aug 2014

    Do that mate,would be very interesting,never knew they had one. So much more there to see,it's huge!
     
  12. Will Knot

    Will Knot 28DL Regular User
    Regular User

    Joined:
    May 29, 2013
    Messages:
    1,493
    Likes Received:
    419
    Re: Standish Hospital (take two) Stonehouse,Aug 2014

    A great report there Huey, like the pictures, looks a nice explore, thanks for sharin' :thumb
     
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Users Who Have Read This Thread (Total: 0)

Share This Page

Remove this ad by creating an account and logging in