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Report - Colindale Hospital - London - Jan/Feb 09

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Colindale hospital aka. 'The Central London District Sick Asylum'

Quite how this place has escaped exploration for so long i do not know! Its a cracker!! nothing in London you say? How about a nice derelict asylum, largely unheard of by the masses let alone explored. Closed since 1996 and crammed to the roof with stuff, decayed, yet pretty intact. Florecent tubes still flicker and buzz to break the slience, rooms full of hospital parafinalia, x-ray machines, beds, patient records. Yes that will do me nicely thank you very much!

This is far from a comprehensive report, it covers few main areas, the hall, social club, laundry and xray dept maybe a 1/4 of the place if your lucky. Time has not been on my side with the several visits ive made and priority has been exploration, not photography so you will have to bare with me. I will be back for more as soon as i can! :thumb

A little history

Central London District Sick Asylum was erected in 1898-1900 "in the country" at Colindale. The site cost £12,500
and the foundation stone was laid on 6th June, 1898. Its layout was based on the pavilion system with separate blocks
connected by a central linking corridor. A central administrative block contained offices, nurses' rooms, the boardroom
and chapel, with kitchens and laundry to the rear. At each side were placed two two-storey ward blocks: one for TB patients,
one for children, one for infectious children, and one for casualty cases. In 1913, the hospital was sold to the newly formed
City of Westminster Union. In 1920, it was taken over by the Metropolitan Asylums Board as a sanitorium for advanced TB
cases. In 1930, control passed to the London County Council then, in 1948, it joined the new National Health Service &
renamed Colindale Hospital.​
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this was interesting, behind the stage there were roller shutter doors.. covering this! The hall must have been modernised at somepoint i guess. Nice stained glass too.

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Laundry

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Been back today with a few others. Struck gold in the subways! Old medical equipment, books, vintage suitcases full of stuff, patient records, a fully kitted out radio studio!!! Also hit admin, the modern block, mortuary and boilerhouse.

Loving this place!

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Dark room chemicals anyone?

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Its a 'Vaculiser' whatever that is

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Pin the tail on the donkey, 1D makes it what pre 70s?

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Decks!

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Interview Studio

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I want a 'Vitalograph'

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Humm is that patients records i see there spilling down that hole?

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More charred records, xrays by the million!

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Front Door

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Mural in the modern block

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bath goes up, bath goes down, bath goes up :D

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'28 songs of the sea'

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Morturary (there were fridges but no slab :/)

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Engineering​
 

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