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Report - Graylingwell Hospital, Chichester - 2011


TheTimeChamber

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Inspired by this weekends antics, I thought I would post an old one instead ;) Visited with @Disco Kitten on one chilly morning back in 2011.

Graylingwell was the hospital that sat on the edge of consciousness as it was always sealed and rarely seen. Only a few very dedicated people have made it in over the years and even then they only got to see a snapshot (normally the hall). Climbing onto the roof was the only way as each and every thing in the place was screwed shut, and the every trusty tunnels were limited by the amount of exit points. Even with conversion that slowly moved through the site it still stumped people, including me. PIRs and a few cameras sprung up around the perimeter - I can vouch for the PIRs being live as I stumbled into one on a fail trip, only to watch security take a look round a short while after.

The site itself is in an odd condition for somewhere that has sat half disused for nearly a decade. One side was converted to offices and was seemingly being looked after by the contractors prior to demolition. The other side was shut and left to sit, and is in fairly good condition as a result of the attentive security guards. The kitchens were in the worst state as the roof was damaged and the hall had seen better days (I still cannot understand why it was demolished. I would comment on the laundry, but some bugger ripped through it and left a pile of rubble when we finally arrived.

It took three trips to finally make it inside so excuse the amount of photos. It was a good day out, with some fun times being spent down in the tunnels trying to figure our way around!

History here: http://www.thetimechamber.co.uk/beta/sites/asylums/west-sussex-county-asylum-graylingwell-hospital



Photos:

Wards





Cool window bench seat, bet this has been removed now



Double stacked corridor


Stores (I think)



A sign I wish I owned



More corridor



Kitchens / Services







The Hall - one of the best ones I have seen.









 
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obscurity

Flaxenation of the G!!!
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Good to see these photos and bring back memories of the visits I had there. It always seemed a challenge to move around much of the place for a long time
 

clebby

( . Y . )
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Nice one mate, wish I’d made the effort with this one if only for the hall.
 

Speed

Got Epic?
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Same with Bodmin. In fact the whole place was very similar. Good security, not much to see other than the hall which then got demo'd. I got some enamel signs out the tunnels tho so cant complain lol..
 

TheTimeChamber

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Same with Bodmin. In fact the whole place was very similar. Good security, not much to see other than the hall which then got demo'd. I got some enamel signs out the tunnels tho so cant complain lol..
Gotta love an enamel sign! I am amazed that the ECT sign remained for so long...

It's amazing how simple the security was at Graylingwell; just two attentive guards and a bucket of screws. They were also smart enough to screw everything from the wrong side lol.

Didn't Bodmin have the talc trick on the floor?
 

tumbles

Trip Hopping
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Gotta love an enamel sign! I am amazed that the ECT sign remained for so long...

It's amazing how simple the security was at Graylingwell; just two attentive guards and a bucket of screws. They were also smart enough to screw everything from the wrong side lol.

Didn't Bodmin have the talc trick on the floor?
Bodmin had PIRs on every corner of the corridors originally but as time went on batteries ran out and they used to just rely on routine patrols. Like speed says Bodmin only really had the hall (what a hall it was) and perhaps here had a bit more.
 

Jane Doe

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love your photos of graylingwell ...bought back some memories as i worked there for a time ...
 

Session9

A life backwards
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Graylingwell was a difficult one, even with a gutted shell they were on the ball and turn up quickly once the PIR's had gone off.
Nicely complete, with farm buildings and the remains of the actual well... a few years back now.
 

Hidinginplanesite

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i only ever did one part of this and that was the gourden buildings - a few weeeks later it was delmosed don't think anything left standing now :( i was in the area for 3 year and watch it come down bit by bit and turn into houses.
 

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