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Report - St Georges Hospital, Stafford - May 2014

raisinwing

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#1
Designed by architect Joseph Potter the Staffordshire County Asylum was opened in 1818 and housed in excess of 1,000 patients. The elegant red brick façade expands over 350 metres in length overlooking the town of Stafford from an elevated vantage point on a hill.

During the 1950's the Asylum was renamed St George's Hospital. Suicide cages were erected in the stairwells after a female patient threw herself off from the fourth floor and landed nearby reception.

As the hospital was closed in 1995, 145 long term patients who had lived at the asylum most of their lives were re-located into the surrounding 'community'. The long abandoned hospital has been left to decay for over 20 years and has severely suffered at the hands of vandals.

The derelict buildings including unique features such as the chapel and water tower have been grade II listed and in the future will house over 100 dwellings.​
It was about time I'd properly checked this place out, I visited briefly approximately 3 years ago but didn't manage to evade the security and dogs too well. Fast forward to now and things are largely the same as back then, a few bits have been demolished seemingly preventing access to the chapel, however I think there still may be a way in. There's still some bits I want to see so no doubt will be back, it's only 20 minutes down the road. Despite being completely knackered it's still a nice little explore, plenty of climbing about and avoiding falling through the floor, always makes it fun. There's also still some decent stuff to see, found a nice little room rammed full of documents from the early to mid 90's, made some interesting browsing. All in all glad I finally bothered to check it out.

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Thanks for looking :thumb
 

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fairyclarey

Never stop exploring :)
28DL Full Member
#5
love this building such a shame we got in here a couple months back it was pitch black darkness floor was moving under our feet great report :)
 

The Guard Dog

Will only bite a little bit... well a lot
28DL Full Member
#6
Yay! Good to see another report on this place. You certainly got a bit further than myself. Lovely pics on basically showing how destroyed this place is, you certainly had a lot of guts to stand on that top floor :D
 

Squirrell 911

Admin
Staff member
Admin
#10
Buggered it is!

Cheers for the comments guys.

Now armed with some decent plans of the building, so will head back to have a rummage in the basement and other bits.
Easy way to find basement. Go to ground floor and jump up and down lots til you go through (landing may smart a bit though) ;)
 

The Guard Dog

Will only bite a little bit... well a lot
28DL Full Member
#11
Easy way to find basement. Go to ground floor and jump up and down lots til you go through (landing may smart a bit though) ;)
You're 100% correct, I ruined a pair of trousers when my left foot went through a floor on the ground floor on the far left of the building.
 

The Guard Dog

Will only bite a little bit... well a lot
28DL Full Member
#12
Buggered it is!

Cheers for the comments guys.

Now armed with some decent plans of the building, so will head back to have a rummage in the basement and other bits.
You're welcome for the plans btw mate :D
 

Humpa

CHOCOVIT
28DL Full Member
#14
Very jassy bro :thumb i still need to haul my ass back in here, its even less than your 20 minutes and i still never get round to it :p: