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Report - Deva (Cheshire County Asylum),Chester. Report - April 09



sqwasher

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Deva Asylum lies in the grounds of the Countess Of Chester Hospital in Chester, the Asylum was built in 1827 and opened in 1829. Its original name was The Cheshire County Lunatic Asylum. The Asylum changed its name over the years and was renamed ‘Deva’ in 1953 until 1984 when it was changed to ‘The Countess Of Chester’ the name which the hospital still goes by.
The main hospital itself is still active but the Asylum is completely derelict. Originally the Asylum was meant to house up to 500 patients but over the years it expanded until it could house over 1500 patients.
The Asylum eventually closed in 1991 and since then has been completely derelict. Development and demolition work is currently underway and the site of the former staff homes and social club were converted to the new mental health unit in 2005 .

Deva Deva finally got to see this little gem-very little damage compared to other asylums we've visited!

Photo time....some externals first
Sneaking up from behind!
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The water tower & chimney from the maintenance yard
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Looking out of the water tower across the roofs
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One of the inner courtyards
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Moving inside & water tower view
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Empty wards, most with their curtains still hung in place
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Streaming sunlight
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If you don't like corridor porn then look away NOW! :eek:
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Ward signs
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Classic split corridor!
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Outside the Beauticians
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A long dark corridor
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A much lighter one!
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Other areas of the asylum starting with a messy supply room
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Kitchen
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No visit would be complete without seeing the Hazard room! :cool:
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Some random shots to finish today...

Oxygen mask
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Switches
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mmm tasteful wallpaper...
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This trolley has moved quite a bit since we saw it!
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Files? Reminds me of Chapel A!
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They're playing our tune-time to depart.
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:thumb Cheers if you made it this far....full flickr set here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sqwasher/sets/72157621690376917/
 

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