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Report - ST Thomas' Hospital - Stockport - Oct 2016



UrbanBloodyBear

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History (Borrowed)
St Thomas's, formerly known as Shaw Heath Hospital, closed down more than a decade ago after treating thousands of psychiatric patients over the years.
The derelict building was once a Victorian workhouse known as The Grubber and in 2012 it featured in an episode of paranormal investigation show Most Haunted.
St Thomas's Hospital, once the Stockport Union Workhouse, was erected in 1841 to accommodate up to 690 inmates.
Males lived at the north side and females at the south. Children's quarters and school rooms were located in cross wings at each end of the main block, with the area to the front containing enclosed boys' and girls' exercise yards.

In 1894, the British Medical Journal set up a 'commission' to investigate conditions in provincial workhouses and their infirmaries. On their visit to Stockport, the commission found that due to a trade depression, inmates in the workhouse were 'packed like sardines in a tin'. The management of the hospital appeared to be 'completely without plan or method' and the female wards were 'comfortless and barnlike'. Many wards were so crowded as to present a serious danger in the case of fire. A new infirmary was built in response in 1905 - and the workhouse later became the Shaw Heath Hospital, before becoming St Thomas's.

The hospital finally closed in 2004 and the site acquired by Stockport College.

Although planned for completion in 2011, the buildings remain derelict. It is estimated around 25,000 people passed through the building's doors when it was brutal Victorian workhouse.

Visit:
Decent place this one but only managed to explore half of the buildings there, the main hospital hall is well sealed and no way onto the grounds. We even tried a small underground tunnel which I lost my phone in (found out this when we had left and had to go back. Nightmare!) We did find the morgue though which is a bonus for not getting the main hall. Visit with @HippieGirl and @CozzaaXCore

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FreshFingers

Choose life, choose tunnels
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#2
Hope your going to put the history back when you've finished with it :thumb

Nice to see it again. Any joy with the main work house?
 

UrbanBloodyBear

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#3
Hope your going to put the history back when you've finished with it :thumb

Nice to see it again. Any joy with the main work house?
If I get a lawsuit, I'll return it ;) lol

Nope unfortunately, we tried many routes, other than having a jet pack or a big ladder it was a no go, was a shame, even tried an underground tunnel, but it had been filled in just before the grounds to main section :(
 

Choo Choo m8ty

Mr Reality Hacker
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#5
Really nice to see again. Some rather nice shots you got considering its condition. The main building has had renovation so empty completely so you missed nothing. Its funny went a few times and finally found a way in. Only for it to be disappointing . Even the clock tower had been worked on. And nowt was left.
 

UrbanBloodyBear

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#6
Really nice to see again. Some rather nice shots you got considering its condition. The main building has had renovation so empty completely so you missed nothing. Its funny went a few times and finally found a way in. Only for it to be disappointing . Even the clock tower had been worked on. And nowt was left.
Ahh right, sounds like its probs not worth the hassle. The few outer buildings where pretty cool and thanks for for compliments of shots, appreciated :)
 

PurpleGoddess

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Visited location 14th July 2017. Site appears under construction with heavy machinery present. Completely metal sheeted and razor wired around the whole perimeter and we were greeted by a security guard who took and unauthorised photo of us even though we were just sitting in the car! It's so locked down and secure I wouldn't waste any time going.