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Report - Melton Mowbray hospital, Leicestershire, November 2015

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by HughieD, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. HughieD

    HughieD 28DL Regular User
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    This one was a bit of a fail/win. Went across to Melton Mowbrary to see the Vagrancy Cells. Fail in that I didn't see them as the building I thought was them turned out to be something else and as I was pushed for time I returned without seeing them. However, what I did manage to see was still quite interesting (another part of the hospital that is abandoned). Info on the hospital itself is quite scarce. There is some history on the Vagrancy Cells block but I’ll leave that until I revisit. The hospital itself is still open so it’s a bit weird exploring abandoned buildings next to a ‘live’ site. The NHS are looking to sell off a number of former hospital buildings that now lay empty and boarded up. I explored two buildings to the south-west of the site: the former boiler room and what looks to have been an entertainment block which acted as a meeting place/place to put shows etc on. Here are the pictures.

    First up the former entertainments block/club house style building:

    23059311411_a23ca143c8_b.jpg img2771 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    23048207645_293b1a33f5_b.jpg img2769 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Ah, an invitingly open door!

    23058539221_f401e1840a_b.jpg img2788 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    This looks like a bit of a stage for performances:

    22426256663_20eec11eb2_b.jpg img2767 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    View from the stage:

    23058787821_d98e401dfb_b.jpg img2759 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Nature trying to force its way in…

    22427090063_6f0c801907_b.jpg img2764 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    A very dark kitchen area:

    23033962072_6e831435a2_b.jpg img2763 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Obligatory men’s toilet block shot:

    23058670861_114c8bae9e_b.jpg img2766 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Ooo…look at that wall paper!

    23058755471_59cca5e0cd_b.jpg img2761 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    On to the former boiler room:

    23047637215_bb0489263b_b.jpg img2787 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Looks like they just left everything behind:

    22629344148_27cf3a3327_b.jpg img2784 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    A Boiler-room diploma certificate:

    22629634938_e05984811c_b.jpg img2776 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Lots of old soap dispenser boxes:

    22424987564_d7926a65fb_b.jpg img2783 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Ceiling in need of a re-paint:

    22655594569_2ca2126428_b.jpg img2782 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    The boiler room itself:

    22425097944_a1ca724231_b.jpg img2781 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    A little bit of natural light here:

    22655691839_65411c1e81_b.jpg img2778 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Thanks to this cute little skylight:

    23048048955_6e9e6daa06_b.jpg img2775 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And a quick shot of the boiler chimney:

    23022117706_7472451f06_b.jpg img2770 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    22427198213_b0155f66fe_b.jpg img2792 by HughieDW, on Flickr

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  2. Big G

    Big G 28DL Member
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  3. HughieD

    HughieD 28DL Regular User
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  4. Urbexbandoned

    Urbexbandoned 28DL Regular User
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    I take it you didn't get in to the main hospital block when you went? The abandoned one I mean.. A 4 ward hospital south of the main maternity block still open.
    Nice to see the stage. This was locked tight when I went.
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