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Report - Sunnyside Royal Hospital, Montrose - August 2017

GK_WAX

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#1
History:


Sunnyside Royal Hospital, originally called the Montrose Asylum, was a psychiatric hospital located north of Montrose in Scotland.

Sunnyside was the second site for the local psychiatric hospital in Angus. The original Montrose Asylum, which was the first asylum in Scotland, was funded by public subscription established by local woman Susan Carnegie and opened in 1781. Expanding patient numbers led to the purchase of a new site in Hillside and the current hospital buildings opened in 1857.

The site was further developed with the construction of a new facility for private patients called Carnegie House in 1899. Despite this addition, overcrowding was a problem, as the asylum’s patient numbers had grown to 670 by 1900. Two new buildings – Howden Villa (1901) and Northesk Villa (1904) – were added. Additional staff were recruited and the Westmount Cottages were built in 1905 to house them. In 1911 the lease of Sunnyside Farm expired and over 52 acres were purchased for £4500. A further development was the addition of Angus House, which was built in 1939 to accommodate elderly patients suffering from dementia.

From the 1970s, advances in psychiatric care and greater community resources, including supported accommodation and the set up of three community mental health teams in the 1990s, led to reduced patient numbers and the closure of some of the buildings on the Sunnyside site.

The whole site was officially closed in late 2011 and most patients were sent to a new £20 million build at Stracathro Hospital (also in Angus) - the Susan Carnegie Centre. Others were placed in the community. Sunnyside was open for 230 years before its closure, and was the oldest psychiatric hospital in Scotland.



The visit:


Covering the whole place Vastly in around 8 hours and probably missing some parts out was definitely worth the 12 hour-round trip. Hearing people mentioning silent alarms, secca & police in other reports had me a little skeptical about how short our explore would last, But with a week of planning and very early darting the explore was a success!! Another one ticked off my list!

Visited with @Dangle_Angle

also a thanks to @AndyK for some info. top man.


1) The front of the hospital

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2) Glass corridor

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3) One of the main corridors in the main building

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4) The main hall

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5) Curtains left hanging in a ward

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6) corridors of the many isolation cell wards

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10) A different ward from the infirmary

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11) violent patients would have their teeth removed to minimize "biting"

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12) Body fridge

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13) Body fridge with a body lift

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14) The chapel of rest

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15) Main chapel with pews removed

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16) Zodiac roof from the doctors billiards room

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17) More isolation cells in the basement

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18) Marble floors are popular in the outer buildings

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Thanks for looking
GK WAX


 

The Stig

Urbex = Nosey Bastard
Regular User
#3
Thank you for sharing, glad to see that it's still in very great condition
 

Lavino

28ÐŁ ƦEGUŁλƦ U$EƦ
Regular User
#4
Exellent report and shots mate it's looks a minter maybe another Scotland trip is on the cards :thumb