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Report - RAF Nocton Hall Hospital, Lincolnshire - Feb 2018


Mikeymutt

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When I first started exploring I only stayed in Norfolk for months. Then one day I thought I would venture further, so got myself a little list of places to go. Stenigot dishes, Rauceby asylum, Coleby Grange ATC tower and of course Nocton Hall. Headed off with a bit of paper with postcodes written on them. It was my first ever explore out of Norfolk. I have been back four more times since the first one and holds a soft spot for me. People go on about the great asylum corridors but this place has corridors to equal them. And the main central one you would prob have difficulty finding one to beat it in length. This visit was with my usual two friends after a bit of a disastrous day starting with builders blocking us in till the police come, who were great and let us on our way. We had a relaxed visit and at the end a bloke and his daughter caught us. Turned out he was the unofficial caretaker who looks after it. He was really nice and just let us out the front gates as we had just finished. I am not sure if it's the same people who live on site now and give permission visits to the site.
The hospital was opened in the grounds of Nocton Hall in 1947 and was designated No 1 Hospital Nocton Hall. It was built to serve the various bases in Lincolnshire, the county had quite a few like Waddington, Coningsby, Manby, Scampton and so on. The hospital was used to serve the the personnel and families, some civilians were treated there too. In 1984 it was used by the USAF during the first gulf war. The Americans brought over 1,300 medical staff and these were housed at Scampton. The US kept a handful off personnel there after the gulf war to keep the hospital maintained. The US decided to hand the hospital back in in 1995 to the British Government.

Main surgery corridor.

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Lots of stripes in different colours in the various corridors. The stripes are colour coded for each area. This would make it easier for staff to get to the correct area easily due to the size of the site.

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Bikin Glynn

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Nicely done it really is one of the classics. I love the nissen type room with the cartoon pics in.
 

Mikeymutt

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Yea
Nicely done it really is one of the classics. I love the nissen type room with the cartoon pics in.
Yeah the nissen hut is nice. Think was a lot of superhero drawings. We were then heading to that and then we got caught. But thankfully seen them before.
 

Calamity Jane

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Corridors to be envy of. I enjoy the wander along them, not knowing what's coming next. Love the decay & peel here. Beauty. :cool:
 

Mikeymutt

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Corridors to be envy of. I enjoy the wander along them, not knowing what's coming next. Love the decay & peel here. Beauty. :cool:
Thank you Jane. It actually takes a long time to get from one end to the other. With lots of bits coming off the main corridor.
 

The Amateur Wanderer

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One of those places I never ended up looking into, I should really, purely for the history!

I hear you have to pay the gate guardian for a tour these days though haha :turd
 

Mikeymutt

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One of those places I never ended up looking into, I should really, purely for the history!

I hear you have to pay the gate guardian for a tour these days though haha :turd
Yeah it is deffo worth a look. I find the place fascinating. And the corridors and decay are superb. Fair bit of great history here as well.
Yeah I think they live on site. I think the visits do quite well.
 

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