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Stephen sampson

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Jan 4, 2018
West Yorkshire
18th Feb 2018

Hard to get in to as someone keeps wiring up any openings in the fence so had a walk of about 3/4 of a mile to find an opening to enter

RAF Hospital Nocton Hall was a 740-bed RAF hospital serving the predominantly RAF personnel based at the large number of RAF Stations in the area. Officially designated as No. 1 RAF Hospital Nocton Hall[1] it opened in June 1947.[2] It was used by forces personnel, their families and local civilians until it closed on 31 March 1983.[3]
The hospital was situated near the small village of Nocton in rural Lincolnshire and partly in the grounds of Nocton Hall. The hall was used as the officers' mess. The main part of the hospital consisted of long corridors with wooden hut wards and departments branching off them. The hospital was on a slight slope so the corridors were not level.
In 1984 it was leased to the United States Air Force (USAF) for use as a wartime contingency hospital. During the Gulf War, over 1,300 US medical staff were sent to the hall and many were billeted at RAF Scampton, although ultimately only 35 casualties had to be treated. In its later days 13 American personnel remained to keep the hospital serviceable. RAF Nocton Hall was handed back to Her Majesty's Government by the USAF on 30 September 1995 but has never been brought back into use as a hospital.
The only accessible part (as of October 2013) of the hospital is the site of the former married quarters, which still carry the original RAF street names. They are of former RAF hospitals overseas; Changi Close, Habbanya Rise (RAF Habbaniya misspelt), Rostrop Road (RAF Rostrup misspelt), Steamer Point Road, Fayid Lane (now Woodland Drive), Hinidi Lane (RAF Hinaidi misspelt, now extended and renamed Nocton Park Road), Khormaksar Drive, Wegberg Road and Akrotiri Square.

Sign on new entry road to former Married Quarters.
The rest of the hospital site is fenced off and inaccessible with only glimpses of the derelict hall visible through the trees. There is no 'memorial' to the former RAF hospital despite the large numbers of personnel and patients involved there.

Thanks for looking


Amateur and proud
28DL Full Member
Jan 26, 2018
Liking this a lot, definitely on my list and easily worth the walk I am sure.


28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
May 6, 2014
I went here a few weeks back for a return visit, shame it took me so long to get back as the decay here is brilliant

As we were about to leave we stumbled across the people that fix the fence (annoyingly he walked into my shot as I was taking it lol) and escorted us off the property. Turns out he is a local from down the road and fixes the fence just to stop people getting in and hurting themselves

As we was leaving he was nice enough to tell us when he does his round so to keep out of his way nice bloke

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