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Report - Talgarth Asylum, Mid Wales - July, 2014

Lolly92

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#1
Talgarth Asylum​

Visited with Lenston

After some failed attempts and a few run ins with the local hillbillies, we finally made it in!​

The Mid Wales Hospital was a psychiatric hospital in Talgarth, Wales It opened in 1906 and was formerly known as the Brecon and Radnor Joint Asylum or Mid Wales Counties Mental Hospital. It is in echelon style (narrow arrow) and at its peak could serve 1,000 patients. However, nearer the end of its life, in 1995, this had dwindled to 168. The site was also home to the Mid and West Wales College of Nursing and Midwifery and the Powys Drugs & Alcohol Council for substance misuse
As part of its services the hospital provided treatments for the elderly mentally ill; rehabilitation and continuing care; occupational therapy; day care facility; psychology; reflexology; physiotherapy; electro-convulsive therapy, chiropody and psychiatry.
With new health legislations coming into force in the 1980s/90s and 'Care in the Community the entire hospital was wound down during the 1990s and closed for good in 1999. Some facilities moved into nearby Bronllys Hospital (formally South Wales Sanitorium).
- History taken from Whodareswins

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And this was out the back -

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Lenston

Bajo Tierra
Regular User
#2
Nice pictures lolly, it's a shame that this place has probably had it's day and not a shadow of it's former self :thumb
 

tumbles

Trip Hopping
Regular User
#3
That boiler room is blue asbestos central! Sad to see the roof finally giving up on the main hall, not surprising now as its been 6 whole years without any sort of protection.

Maybe a bit past its day but it's probably the best of what's left asylum wise now..
 

zombizza

Pink
Regular User
#5
Wow. Mamma nature really is taking her back. Would love to see this place one more time.
 

Telf

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#6
Well done for not giving up lolly :thumb sure has been a grand building at some point.
 

Idavoll

Who?
Regular User
#8
Lovely place and kudos getting in, when I went to have a look a few months back it was locked up pretty tight with security and cameras. :-(
 

tumbles

Trip Hopping
Regular User
#12
Great photos. But where are those nissen huts? I don't remember ever seeing those before.

Edit: Found them on google maps.
I think the first time I visited I parked next to them. Locals used them as garages/storage until the business park went bust.

Funny to think people were still living in the 'original building' (the three story one) till early 2008.
 

dangerous dave

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#13
I think the first time I visited I parked next to them. Locals used them as garages/storage until the business park went bust.

Funny to think people were still living in the 'original building' (the three story one) till early 2008.
remember being in the main building hearing em in there.
 

The_Raw

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#15
Pics look great to me Lolly, you can't please every bugger I suppose and some are harder to please than others.... I really like the features you've picked out from the carnage, nice one :thumb