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Report - North Wales Hospital, Denbigh, Wales, December 2016

HughieD

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#1
1. The History:
The North Wales Hospital locally known as Denbigh Mental or Denbigh Asylum is a Grade II listed building. Designed by architect Thomas Fulljames, building started in 1844 and completed in 1848. Once a hospital for up to 200 people with psychiatric illnesses, by the early 1900's it housed around 1,500 patients and staff. The hospital originally had its own farm and gasworks. Planned for closure by Enoch Powell during the 1960's, it was closed in sections from 1991 to 1995. On 22 November 2008, during work to renovate the building site and convert it to apartments and residential properties, the building caught fire; it was later confirmed that the main hall of the hospital was destroyed. Arson was suspected at the time.

Currently on the buildings at risk register, the 2006 planning permission has lapsed. In 2011 the building was at risk of collapsing and no action was taken by the owners after an urgent works notice was issued, Denbighshire Council had no choice but to carry out repairs on the building which reached £939,000. In 2013, Denbighshire Council voted to press ahead with a compulsory purchase order on the building. A three week Public Inquiry on the challenge to the CPO by the owner completed on 20th March, 2015. A new application for planning permission has been submitted by the Princes Regeneration Trust and would be implemented by the North Wales Building Preservation Trust once the CPO is confirmed and the site has been transferred.

1. The Explore:
Yeah...I know, it's been done to death. It's looking a bit worse for wear and is now a bit of a death trap. It's a massive site and access is pretty easy. Was up against the light as dusk wasn't far off so what with the shady nature of the floors and roof I concentrated on external shots given this, the lack of time, light and a tripod. Didn't get up to the outlying site like the chapel and the nurse's quarters and contented myself with the main part of the asylum.

3. The Pictures:

Steps to nowhere:

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Hello Denbigh:

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The lookouts:

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Pillars of society

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Peeling paint:

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Scales:

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Industrial:

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Knackered:

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Inside out:

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Back view:

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Conservatory in need of repair:

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Glazier required:

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Front elevation from the left:

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What a façade:

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Tower of power:

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Nice crest:

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Gotta love rusting railings:

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Reinforcements:

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Majestic in decay:

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Bye bye Denbigh:

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