Web
Analytics
Report - - Lluesty Hospital, North Wales Jan 2012 | Asylums and Hospitals | 28DaysLater.co.uk

Report - Lluesty Hospital, North Wales Jan 2012



Degenatron

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#1
My first hospital explore!. Lets get the history out the way first.

Holywell Union workhouse was erected in 1838-40 at the south of Holywell and was designed by John Welch. The Poor Law Commissioners authorised an expenditure of £6,200 on its construction which was to accommodate 400 inmates.

The workhouse design followed the popular cruciform or "square" layout with separate accommodation wings for the different classes of inmate (male/female, infirm/able-bodied etc.) radiating from a central hub.
To the rear, a central three-storey range connected to the central supervisory hub who observation windows gave a clear view over all the inmates yards. The main accommodation blocks ran north and south and had cross-wings at each end.

In 1930, the workhouse passed into local council control and became a Public Assistance Institution. In 1948, the former workhouse became part of the National Health Services as Lluesty General Hospital.

In the final years Lluesty was used to provide geriatric care up until its closure in 2008 when the town’s new community hospital opened. In Febuary 2011 it was sold to developers for £275.000. The site is allocated for a development of 70 houses but as the original work houses and chapel are grade II listed, they cannot be demolished.


History pruned from the following page that also contains more information and photos for anyone who is interested.

http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Holywell/



Here is how it looks today, almost a year after being sold to the developers.

Lluesty-4492.jpg


Lluesty-4364.jpg
Lluesty-4483.jpg


Lluesty-4347.jpg


Lluesty-4385.jpg


Lluesty-4346.jpg


Lluesty-4362.jpg


Lluesty-4353.jpg
Lluesty-4370.jpg


Lluesty-4366.jpg


Lluesty-4386.jpg
Lluesty-4457.jpg


Lluesty-4456.jpg


Lluesty-4400.jpg


Lluesty-4409.jpg


Lluesty-4413.jpg


Lluesty-4425.jpg


Lluesty-4444.jpg


Lluesty-4470.jpg


Lluesty-4461.jpg


Lluesty-4467.jpg
Lluesty-4462.jpg


Lluesty-4477.jpg


Explored with Trancentral and Rocks. Thanks for looking.
 

Attachments