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Report - Standon Hall Hospital/Beeches Care Home, Staffordshire - June 2020


raisinwing

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I tend to avoid residential/care homey stuff, they're not really up my street usually but after seeing the report the other week from this local one it seemed like it would be worth a look. The aforementioned report was lacking any sort of history which was a shame because after doing a bit of digging the place has quite an interesting past.

Standon Hall, which was built circa 1910, to the design of Liverpool architect J. Francis Doyle, is a manor house located in Standon. The Hall was formally owned and built for Sir Thomas Anderton Salt, a director of the North Staffordshire Railway company, but its use as a family home was short-lived, it being sold to Staffordshire County Council in 1925 for hospital use. In the 1930s pavilions for tuberculosis patients were built in the grounds whilst the principal activity at the site was orthopedic treatment. Upon the opening of Stafford General Hospital in 1983, the NHS sold the property into the private sector and the manor house itself converted into a residential care home for up to 22 elderly ladies and gentlemen, with the outbuildings, by now known as "The Beeches", specialising in dementia care for an additional 21 elderly residents.
Summarising the above bit of Wikipedia robbery, the main Standon Hall building was constructed for a wealthy chap to live in. This was short lived for whatever reason, and the county council purchased the site to use as the local hospital (see opening photo for a slightly (35+ years) outdated sign post nearby), the pavilions were constructed for TB patients. After the big hospital was built in Stafford (on the site of Coton Hill Asylum) the whole complex was turned into a care home facility, which by around 2015 had all closed down. Very recently the hall has begun to be turned into a wedding venue, it probably would have made an interesting explore. The pavilions are completely derelict, one building appearing to have been derelict for a considerable amount of time, maybe 20/30 years looking at it's contents. There have been some planning applications attempting to convert them into some kind of residential use but these have all been thrown out.

Very derpy for the most part, it did contain lots of stuff to look at, almost all of it very old. An enjoyable morning out once again around the local area, plenty more stuff to come in due course, the list continues to grow.

It's either a coincidence or the recent visits by others have attracted some attention, but there is a trellis/fency type thing being built around the buildings - this might just be to improve the view that people have on their weddings though.

As ever Staffordshire Past Track is the invaluable resource for any local exploring, it almost never fails. A nice photo from 1952, which is easily recognisable today.

























Thanks for looking :thumb
 

Owengoingone

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Some nice pics there!!
Went by here today myself and there is security team here round the clock now. Almost seemed like they were expecting us
 

Fluffy

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That's stunning that, love it. Great work.
 

StandonOwners

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Hi All,

We are the current owners of Standon Hall.

May we respectfully request that people don't visit the site for further photo opportunities, for the following 3 reasons:
1. The site is no longer derelict and you are trespassing on private property. Especially if you are forcing entry into buildings. We will report it to the police.
2. The site is also an active construction site and you are potentially entering dangerous areas.

We appreciate that based on what this site is about no one will care about these 2 points, it is in your nature to go exploring...

Last but not least and VERY IMPORTANT
3. The previous owners have filled the place with asbestos which has badly deteriorated and there is debris found in many rooms as it has started to come apart and fall down. By going on site you are exposing yourself to asbestos risk.

The security on site is present to prevent theft and break-ins. We will treat any unauthorised entry on the property the same way.

We wish you happy exploring of other locations in a safe manner.

Owner of Standon Hall
 

admin

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Thanks for taking the trouble to post, however it doesn't strike me as a site many of our members would be flocking to, however it goes without saying people have/will show an interest as often they do with places like this.

The above points, whilst noted, probably won't stop the more determined, and bear in mind the majority of people who are likely to visit are vloggers that reside on YouTube.

Maybe this post will benefit you, but with the greatest of respect don't be disappointed if it doesn't

Good Luck :thumb
 

midnight explorer

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Hi All,

We are the current owners of Standon Hall.

May we respectfully request that people don't visit the site for further photo opportunities, for the following 3 reasons:
1. The site is no longer derelict and you are trespassing on private property. Especially if you are forcing entry into buildings. We will report it to the police.
2. The site is also an active construction site and you are potentially entering dangerous areas.

We appreciate that based on what this site is about no one will care about these 2 points, it is in your nature to go exploring...

Last but not least and VERY IMPORTANT
3. The previous owners have filled the place with asbestos which has badly deteriorated and there is debris found in many rooms as it has started to come apart and fall down. By going on site you are exposing yourself to asbestos risk.

The security on site is present to prevent theft and break-ins. We will treat any unauthorised entry on the property the same way.

We wish you happy exploring of other locations in a safe manner.

Owner of Standon Hall
If as you say you are the current owners of the site could you please provide me with your contact details and of your legal representatives the reason being I visited this site last week and spent a good couple of hours wandering around the site speaking to various constructions workers and a fella at the front gate lodge no one challenged me or asked what I was doing but most importantly of all nowhere did I see any signs stating that the property was contaminated by asbestos, which you are clearly aware of but have chosen not to publicly warn people of the dangers that those buildings owned and controlled by yourselves pose. I have taken a screen shot of your post in case it is needed at some future date. And last but by no means the least I think it is only fair that I should contact the local council as well as the environment agency and notify them of the possibility that very harmful asbestos is present on this site that the owners are aware but have done nothing to protect the environment and potentially the public who may inadvertently wander on to this site.
 

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