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Report - Sandhill Park Hospital B&W March 2010 (pic heavy)

vwdirtboy

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Sandhill Park Hospital, A Mono-chromatic Study Of Decay.

Sandhill Park in Bishops Lydeard, Somerset, England was built as a country house around 1720. It was later used as a prisoner of war camp, home for handicapped children and later as a military and civilian hospital.

It was built in 1720 by John Periam, the Member of Parliament for Minehead, as Hill House and lived in by the Lethbridge family from 1767 to 1913.

During World War I it was used as a prisoner of war camp for German and Austrian Officers. In 1919 it was converted by Somerset County Council into a home for handicapped children.

It was requisitioned by the military in August 1940 and became the 41st General Military Hospital, providing accommodation in tents and huts. From 1941 the hospital was leased to the Americans as a neurological hospital for over 1,000 patients in 32 new wards which were completed in 1942. The hospital remained in military use until 1944. The psychiatric hospital reopened under the National Health Service in 1948 and further buildings were constructed.

The hospital was sold in 1991 and housing built on part of the area.

Access is easy, Drove right up! Getting in was another matter! Just started our major explore, a few rooms in.. then we heard it! the alarm! Some big time Hoofing and we were far enough away in an outer building panting our faces off! After 45 min respite we headed off only to bump into a fella with a Shotgun slung over his shoulder! Called by the owner as the John Q law couldn't be arsed to attend! A quick blag about filming Buzzards and a friendly pointer to some Chav kids in the distance and we were off! Ninja move complete! :banghead


Well what can i say.. this place is pretty much Fucked now.. every pane in every building etc. Visited with petzl.. I've been on a mission to check out all the local stuff in Somerset that hasn't seen a Camera for a few years to see how bad they have gotten. Here is my evidence. Enjoy :thumb








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