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Report - - Sunnyside Hospital/Montrose Lunatic Asylum, Hillside - April '16 | Asylums and Hospitals | 28DaysLater.co.uk

Report - Sunnyside Hospital/Montrose Lunatic Asylum, Hillside - April '16



SpiderMonkey

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#1
Visited this one with @AndyK one afternoon on a Scotland trip after losing out on a couple of leads. It was a long shot, but we decided that it would be more than worth it if we managed to get inside. This is easily one of the best mental hospitals I have visited, mostly because it has so many original features remaining, and it seemed that the building had not been modernised massively over the years, compared many other hospitals of this type.

Some very chopped up history:

Sunnyside was originally founded in 1781 as the Montrose Lunatic Asylum, Infirmary & Dispensary. In 1858, the main building currently known as Sunnyside was completed in Hillside, and the previous building was vacated.


As the asylum's patient numbers increased, the site was further and further expanded with the additions of Carnegie House, Howden Villa and Northesk Villa for private patients.

Eventually in 1946 the hospital became under the control of the Easter Regional Hospital Board, and its name was changed from the Royal Asylum of Montrose, to the Royal Mental Hospital of Montrose. In 1962, the hospital was given the name "Sunnyside Royal Hospital".

After 230 years of operation, the hospital was officially closed in 2011 and was the oldest psychiatric hospital in Scotland.

Photos:

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Corridors and Ward bits:

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This was easily my favourite area, near enough untouched.

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More wardy bits:

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Recreation Hall:

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Other Areas:


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Thanks guys :thumb
 

clebby

( . Y . )
Regular User
#6
Sexual pictures. I'm still not convinced that the whole 'it's alarmed you won't get in!!!!1' rumour wasn't some elaborate ruse orchestrated by the Scottish lot to keep us dirty southerners out of their territory. It wouldn't be out of character!

Did you get into the basements? They seemed to be nailed shut, but we were short of time and didn't really have a proper look.

EDIT I've just been informed that the alarms were very much working. Perhaps they're just running on battery now that the place has been sold, it certainly looked a lot more neglected compared to this time last year.
 
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SpiderMonkey

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#7
Sexual pictures. I'm still not convinced that the whole 'it's alarmed you won't get in!!!!1' rumour wasn't some elaborate ruse orchestrated by the Scottish lot to keep us dirty southerners out of their territory. It wouldn't be out of character!

Did you get into the basements? They seemed to be nailed shut, but we were short of time and didn't really have a proper look.
We didn't manage them either, seemed to be nailed. I've seen pics of some nice looking cells down there too, thanks man
 

SpiderMonkey

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#11
Sexual pictures. I'm still not convinced that the whole 'it's alarmed you won't get in!!!!1' rumour wasn't some elaborate ruse orchestrated by the Scottish lot to keep us dirty southerners out of their territory. It wouldn't be out of character!

Did you get into the basements? They seemed to be nailed shut, but we were short of time and didn't really have a proper look.

EDIT I've just been informed that the alarms were very much working. Perhaps they're just running on battery now that the place has been sold, it certainly looked a lot more neglected compared to this time last year.
Yeah, we had found that they were working, but the system has some big faults I think.