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Report - The Water Tower, Whittingham Asylum - Lancashire - May 2014

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by Will Knot, May 30, 2014.

  1. Will Knot

    Will Knot 28DL Regular User
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    The Explore........

    A few last visits to see the site with some members and non-members over a period of days during the month.....a big thanks to all fellow explorers :thumb

    A Bit of History.....

    Whilst Whittingham mental hospital was completed in June 1875 as the fourth Lancashire County Asylum. Designed by county architect Henry Littler, the asylum was located 7 miles from the nearby town of Preston. At full capacity the asylum was home to nearing 3,533 patients and 600 staff making it the largest populated in Great Britain and second largest in Europe. :eek:

    During its time it even had its own church, farm, railway, telephone exchange, post office, reservoir, gas works, brewery, orchestra, brass band, ballroom, butchers and the Water Tower. This now like most of the site has and will be due for demolition soon. :(

    A water tower is an elevated structure supporting a water tank constructed at a height sufficient enough to pressurise a water supply system for the distribution of potable water, and to provide emergency storage for fire protection and may not necessarily be connected to a public water supply. :rolleyes:

    On with the pics........... :)

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    I will have more reports for the site but this was primarily for the Tower. ;)

    I hope you enjoyed the report..........I Will Knot :thumb
     

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  2. Telf

    Telf 28DL Regular User
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    Great shots m8, you should change you name to whittingham knot, you must have gone every night for two weeks on the trot :D
     
  3. Will Knot

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    Cheers there matey, thought you were havin' some relaxin' time!!!

    Yeah, got a few pics and wanted to break down the reports...........hopefully, and trying to keep up and post the other dozen not yet posted :(

    Gives me summat to do............
     
  4. Lenston

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    Tower shots are top dollar mate :thumb
     
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    Very nice, Will. Lighting looks pretty good.
     
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    Something really appealing about that view. It somehow reminds me of an English version of angkor wat.
    Wish it wasn't so far away and I got a chance to see this place.
     
  7. Paradox

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    proper nice pics there :thumb Really like the stairs in there!
     
  8. Ojay

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    Good to see some decent pics of this before it's reduced to rubble :thumb
     
  9. Clarence Trumble-Lovegod

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    Smashing pictures mate! It looks like a really nice structure. Cracking lighting, you've done the site justice.
     
  10. ASOM

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    Brilliant! Would have loved to have got up there while the asylum was intact(ish) too!
     
  11. urblex

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    nice pics, managed to completely miss the water tower when i went :(
     
  12. georgie

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    Most excellent stuff sir
     
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