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Report - Stallington Hall Hospital, a decade of decay 2006 - 2015

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by dweeb, Aug 30, 2015.

  1. dweeb

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    Built in the late 18th century and originally called Stallington grange the 3 storey building is grade II listed and has been left abandoned since the hospitals closure in 1997. Once a private home to Staffordshire MP Bart Smith Child, his wife Sarah, his daughter Elizabeth and eleven staff in 1881, he left the house to his grandson Sir Hill Child upon his death who later sold it to the city of Stoke-On-Trent in 1924.

    The NHS do not have a good track record with historic properties, generally abusing them and leaving them to rot and burn when they are done with them. Stallington's story is perfectly paralleled by that of Great Barr Hall near Walsall, in both cases the buildings are now little more than ruins despite the fact they were still functional buildings when the hospitals closed.

    I find it a bitter irony that the conversion to hospital helped preserve the buildings during the huge decline of the country pile, only to end up ruinous when we should know better!


    OT and I had a good mooch in 2006, and despite a fire in the upper floor, the hall was still in state of dereliction rather than ruin. Fast forward almost ten years and the weather has virtually destroyed the place. Most of the upper floors have collapsed and the Jacobean panels and columns have all but rotted away.

    I find these places very interesting indeed.... It's just amazing that such antiquity, such stunning craftsmanship could ever be left to get into this state. As I continue to restore my own Victorian property I begin to understand the skill and craftsmanship that went in to making these buildings, and the epic task it would be to ever bring them back. I think Stallington's hope of restoration are very slim indeed.

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    Scrap of incredibly old wallpaper which was behind the paneling
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    200 year old paneling
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    And how it looked in 2006

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    Secret stairs!
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    We did a bit of "removal" of the plasterboard to reveal another column covered over at some point in the hospital's history
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    Vandals removing the perfectly serviceable plasterboard! :p
     
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    It's ok, it's all turned to that mushy paste stuff that it turns into upon contact with water now anyway ;)
     
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    Thanks for the photos. It's interesting (and very sad) to see the decay over the past 10 years. I went here myself a few months ago but wasn't brave enough to climb into the grounds with all the houses that backed onto it.
     
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    Thanks for posting. You can really see the grandeur of the place from 06 if you can see past the dereliction. Such a shame it's fallen in to disrepair like this.
     
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    Real tragedy right there
     
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    Shame to see the fuckedness nowadays but great to see the comparison shots from ages ago, enjoyed viewing this :)
     
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    Yeah it's gone downhill massively. It's a disgrace that the developers didn't get it sorted before building the rest of the estate, would have made a premium house or apartments. Removing that already knackered plasterboard absolutely had to be done, to find the stairs to nowhere.
     
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    hi sorry to bother u but can some one gie me any diresctions to this place ive looked on google and all that came up was the stallington farm, i would love to go there thanks,
    great site by the way
     
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    It's incredibly sad how beautiful buildings are allowed to rot away only to be replaced by soulless boxes. :(
     
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    I went to find this place yesterday using a postcode off Google and it took us to a new build housing estate. Will try the postcode you've posted. Thanks.
     
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    Hi

    New here!

    Having seen a 'Snapper Squad' article in the local rag (The Sentinel) on Stallington Hospital and then coming across this site in search of more info on the place, I took the plunge with a pal a few days ago and went to have a look and to give my camera a workout. What a place and a crying shame!
     
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    Ahhh it's still worth a look then even with the sentinel pointing it out to the public?
     
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