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Report - Barrow Gurney Mental Hospital 11/2011

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by blotto_otto, Nov 5, 2011.

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    blotto_otto 28DL Full Member
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    The hospital was first built between 1934-1937 with the first patients being admitted in 1938. Barrow was built in a more modern style than the nearby Bristol Lunatic Asylum - The Glenside, which was a huge imposing Victorian building built in the 1850's. Barrow was made up of lots of smaller buildings in a colony style.

    During World War II the hospital was requisitioned by the British government as use as a Naval Hospital. In 1946 the Navy left and the hospital finally reverted back to its intentional use in late 1948.

    Barrow is probably most famous for being the notorious 'Dirtiest hospital in Britain' in 2005. This was following a survey of all of the UK's hospitals and Barrow hospital had particular poor standards of hygiene. Of the three remaining residential wards, two were immediately closed down and the patients moved elsewhere.

    Following this report the hospital rapidly closed its doors in 2006 and Barrow Hospital was left to decay.

    My apologies for the quality of the pictures, i am only just getting into photography and so dont have any of the good kit just yet. Would also like to say hi to the couple from here i met on the way in, sorry i forgot your names though, too wrapped up in mooching around :)

    Ummmm, ok, so i wont go any further haha


    Pitch black so i'm happy this one came out the way i hoped it would


    Thats an old battery!


    Shame i didnt have a set of waders on, there are a few of these drains knocking about.






    Well, would have been rude not to ;)






    Well, took over 150 pictures today and these are the one's i hope, that are suitable. As i said, i am more of the viewer than the photographer but i hope this first report is ok. Comments good or bad more than welcome and mods, feel free to delete any of them if i have posted too many.
    #1 blotto_otto, Nov 5, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2011

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