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Report - Oaklands Care Home, Almondsbury, 30/03/19



condor00

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Some sources say that parts of this gorgeous site date back to as early as 1580. The original structure was built for John Dowell of Almondsbury but unfortunately very little of this first building remain. Most of the current building was built in the early 1800s and redeveloped a decade before the turn of the 20th century. In 1949 it was bought by the Gloucestershire County Council and repurposed as a care home for the elderly until 2014 when rumours of abuse and neglect of patients (as is unfortunately a common part of many abandoned care homes' history) led to it's close. In 2015 permission was granted to Cedar Care develop a new care home on the property but a fire which gutted part of the home in 2016 meant that these plans were scrapped.

The explore was easier than expected with the most difficult part about it being the surprisingly intact temporary security fencing that surrounds the site. Once inside a little wander through the overgrown remains of what was once a garden for residents and we emerged in front of the gorgeous home. Inside it was admittedly in a bit of a state but there are some really cool features left; including the old record player, files, and a pristine looking washing machine which seems to have been immune to the decay which has affected every nook of the building. All in all had an awesome time here will definitely be going back soon:)

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