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Report - Talgarth Asylum, Powys, S Wales, March 2016

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by herodtheswiss, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. herodtheswiss

    herodtheswiss 28DL Full Member
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    Hello, this is the first outing I did. I was with a couple of mates and we went there without much of a clue of what we were doing really other than thinking we wanted to get in. One mate showed a little more willing than us other two and got us in the place (really easily to be fair).

    Talgarth Asylum is obviously really well documented here and on other sites, but here's a little blurb:

    The asylum was opened in 1904 under the name Brecon and Radnor Joint Counties Lunatic Asylum. It served the local counties initially and then widened its admittance area to accommodate other counties. It also later admitted patients from Cardiff as a hospital there was used to house soldiers during WW2. It closed in 1999, and the Chief Medical Officer picked it up for not much over £200k. Local businesses operated from there till 2009.

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    We spent a good few hours in the place, but before we even got there we accidentally stumbled upon the old Bronllys hospital site behind the new Bronllys hospital, and had a good hour there first. There are a couple of shots from that site below too. Not bad for a first outing. We picked up a nail in our tyre when leaving site, and that may be attributable to the local vigilante who walks his dogs round the place having a pop at anyone getting into Talgarth Asylum. We were proper cautious walking around the interiors as the buildings are proper knackered. There's not much left there compared to earlier reports I've read about the site, but that wasn't an issue - the dereliction of the place is something to behold. We made sure we weren't spotted from the road. On a future visit I'd like to get up the tower to take some photos, but that'd be an earlier visit to be happy we were unnoticed.

    It's a path well-trod and well-photographed, but cheers for looking:

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  2. Mr Sam

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    Did you get in the Main Hall, i bet its in a bad way now :(
     
  3. BrainL

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    Nice report! I love the room with the ivy growing through the window !
     
  4. tumbles

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    Nice pictures. Good to see a bit of Bronleys too. That was actually where some of the last patients ended up from here. She's a in a truly fucketty fucked state now. That boiler room is an abspestos nightmare, proper nasty blue stuff all over the shop.

    It's not Niel who lives out the back in the farmhouse who's popping your tyres. He's friendly (as is his wife who's usually the one walking the dog) its the folks in the old isolation hospital I think. About time the old bill did something about it as the road through the hospital is a public right of way and they have no right to do it regardless.
     
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  5. herodtheswiss

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    Aye, we did. An imposing place. Came up under the stage to get in there and left via the corridor.
     
  6. Trav

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    Always love seeing this place :thumb
     
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    What is this for?
     
  8. WhoDaresWins

    WhoDaresWins Let's do this
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    Had some great times on a few visits here. Beyond wrecked now though!
     
  9. tumbles

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    Backup generator in room next to the boilers/electrical switchboard stuff iirc
     
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  10. Dempsey

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    Is it still there?!

    Not bad, is it still there?
     
  11. herodtheswiss

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    It was there in the past month boss.
     
  12. herodtheswiss

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    Not good either way :(
     
  13. herodtheswiss

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    Swing into my office :thumb
     
  14. Seffy

    Seffy Bally up lads!
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    Look at all those vandals writing their names on that door at the end :D
     
  15. spindrift

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    Fantastic report and photos - I'm tempted to take a mooch to it, you got in ok?
     
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