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Report - Denbigh Asylum - January 2015



Bigian88

The Massive Mancunian
28DL Full Member
#1
Following on from this thread, I arranged to revisit the asylum with some friends so I could put my new wide angled lens to some use.

Stylistically, I tried to get different shots from different angles and showcase the building in a different way. Enjoy!


The North Wales Hospital (locally known as Denbigh Mental or Denbigh Asylum) is a Grade II listed building. It was designed by architect Thomas Full James, and building started in 1844 and was completed in 1848. Once a hospital for people with psychiatric illnesses, at its maximum capacity it could house 200 patients. It was closed in sections from 1991 to 2002.
On 22 November 2008, during work to renovate the building site and convert it to apartments and residential properties, the building caught fire; it was later confirmed that the main hall of the hospital was destroyed. Arson was suspected.
Currently on the buildings at risk register, planning permission has currently lapsed. In 2011 the building was at risk of collapsing and no action was taken by the owners after an urgent works notice was issued, Denbighshire Council had no choice but to carry out repairs on the building which has reached £930,000. In 2013, Denbighshire Council voted to press ahead with a compulsory purchase order on the building; the council, however, wish to reach an agreement with the owners before taking legal action. An estimated cost of repairing the building is £1 million.

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#35

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#4
Stunning pictures! Thorough too! Looking up the collapsed staircase to the purple door is a personal favourite.
 

zombizza

Pink
Regular User
#5
I had written this off as to far wrecked to be worth visiting but you made it look rather nice
 

Bigian88

The Massive Mancunian
28DL Full Member
#10
Thanks gents :)

The friend I normally go on these trips with spotted this on YouTube (I subbed to him prior to the initial visit for history on the site, fascinating stuff!) where my original story caught his eye, though the story was manipulated for entertainment. There was only 2 of us and on this revisit with other friends I intentionally parked in the same place since I now know Elwyn lives there ^_^


[video=youtube;ECxgE37rNSI]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECxgE37rNSI&feature=youtu.be[/video]
(from 9 mins or so onwards)


If you see this, hi Graham ;) (DenbighVids)
 

urblex

28DL Maverick
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#11
Nice report, looks fuct but you definitely made the most of it & have made it look worth visiting :thumb R.I.P slab lol
 

Lavino

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28DL Full Member
#13
Just watched that guys YouTube video this place looks easy access and realy interesting
 

Choo Choo m8ty

Mr Reality Hacker
Regular User
#14
Awesome report nice to see this again. Loved it when i went and still love seeing it now. I remember coming up the road up the hill from village and there it was for first time bloody huge and looking stunning. And has for easy wait till you meet ELWYN he will make you eat them words or his dog will lmao.
 

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