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Report - Denbigh Hospital, North Wales 2008


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Hmmmm. Denbigh.

What do you say? It's a funny old place. Back in 2006 it was trashed. When I want in 2008 it was trashed further, now 12 years later it is somehow still standing, yet trashed. It has seen open season for explorers, haunted live, fires, crazy security guards and their dogs, fights between the council and developers with royals getting involved, and somehow it still sits derelict. Whilst it may not be the forums favourite, as it hasn't ever really contained much of interest, it is an inherently beautiful Victorian Gothic structure and do sincerely hope that the Denbigh Council do manage to restore it so some sort of glory. The front facade is a thing of beauty.

I visited back in 2008 with @kingrat and others (Lutex and Wraith I think) after we had spent a messy Friday evening in KingRat's local boozer down near MK drinking Strongbow slushies. The 5am start, long drive and massive hangover clouded my day considerably. I'll be entirely honest, I only vaguely remember the explore. We spent a long time trying to find a way up the tower, where I first discovered the arse clenching feeling of a rotten floor giving way. We bumped into many explorers on the day, too many to name here, messed about in the hall and discovered the joys of finding toilet roll in a derp. All I really remember of the buildings is that there largely stripped of anything after a failed development attempt and generally beaten down. Photographically, it wasn't very photogenic as I was too hungover to take a decent photo!

Still the hall was still there and the admin had floors so it wasn't all bad!

A view from the tower (taken by @kingrat after I handed him my camera, and then promptly found the weakest floorboards)

The main hall, a few weeks before it burnt to the ground

An old archive shot of the hall with the most incredible ceiling:

A few corridor / services / ward shots:

The small chapel



grumpy sod
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Was thinking about Denbigh today as it's nine years ago to the day I went here with a large group of miscreants off here including bigjobs, Xan and others and we had a somewhat infamous encounter with Beardy!

It's such a shame they put that false ceiling up in the hall but given it's location and how cold it must have got in winters, I'm not surprised.

We got up the tower too that day, and I happened to take a shot from basically the same angle as you did - as you will know there was somewhat limited angles of photos you could get up there! Notice how much worse the sagging had got in that roof at the front of the photo too.



grumpy sod
Regular User
Did this hospital close down one day and then the next morning it looked like this? I'm struggling to imagine any other course of events.
I'd love to be able to go back in time and see it just after it closed and before the failed renovation attempt left it how it is.

Calamity Jane

i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
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The Denbigh we see here is a beautiful Victorian Gothic building with features galore. Stunning ceilings, curved arches in hallways. Dips and pitches. Outstanding design. Stunning place. So sad that today Denbigh is Denbigh, the free for all. The starter pack for some! We no longer see the beauty it does still have if you look hard enough.

Stunning set, great report :thumb


Bally up!
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You're right even then it was trashed. Still, don't get to see many photos surfacing of it in that condition - that hall ceiling though! Even just seeing photos of the hall - aren't all that many who got to see it.

Always wanted to conjure up a plan to remove that false ceiling in the hall, and then it was all gone :(
I like it - that plan is very tumbles :)

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