Web
Analytics
Report - - Orchard House - Lincolnshire - Nov 2013 | Asylums and Hospitals | 28DaysLater.co.uk
  • Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections, plus Private & Local Groups and a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. However, creating an account allows you to search, post replies, start new threads, use bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems. Also, it removes some ads.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - Orchard House - Lincolnshire - Nov 2013

Bugsuperstar

Irresponsible & Reckless
Regular User
#1
Orchard house opened in 1939 as an admissions unit. In contrast to the custodial approach of the main Rauceby Hospital site, it was operated as a more "open" affair. The patients were voluntary and often referred from outpatients clinics, they wore their own clothes and were allowed to leave for the weekends. The wards were only locked in the evenings and the male and female patients were encouraged to mix freely.

The hospital was primarily concerned with the treatment of depression, neurosis, sexual problems, alcoholism and drug dependence.

The closure of many institutions across the UK meant that Orchard house became surplus to requirements. In 1987 the facility was handed over to the local health authority for clerical and community use.


I thought I'd finished with Rauceby hospital - here is my thread on the main hospital site. After seeing a few reports on a different part that I'd previously missed it was in the back of my mind so recently while in the area I called in to have a look. Pretty uninspiring to be honest but if you like corridors then its a winner, initiate full UE tilt and go crazy.

The Orchard House facility can be seen in the picture below at the north end of the site, labelled "C".

3l_zpsf9535325.jpg


9_zps77198fee.jpg


1_zpsee1931e4.jpg


2_zps154996bc.jpg


8_zps7200aee5.jpg


6_zps9f017f52.jpg


5_zpsc2794a78.jpg


3_zps366dca82.jpg


Thanks for looking.​