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tumbles

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Ok now that tables are working again. This list is not 100% just yet. Will update over period of next few days.

Please note this is (generally) a list of the original County Asylums from the 1845 act. It does not include mental health units at general/emergency hospitals, its does not include asylums/hospitals for the mentally deformed (as they were known at the time) and it certainly doesn't include shitty orphanages in Liverpool that get called an asylum for any other reason than to make it sound spooky and much erie.


Demolished (38/128)
Hospital NameCountyClosedNotes
Bedford Asylum, BedfordBedfordshire1860
Fountain Mental Hospital, TootingLondon1963
Banstead, BansteadMiddlesex1986
Darenth Park HospitalKent1988
Naburn, Fulford, YorkYorkshire1988
Broadgate, BeverlyYorkshire1989
Cane Hill, CoulsdonSurrey1991Admin, Water Tower, Chapel & Cottage Hospital retained
St John’s, StoneBuckinghamshire1991Chapel derelict but maintained
Rainhill, PrescotLancashire1992
Rubery Hill, BirminghamWarickshire1993
Carlton Hayes, NarboroughLeicestershire1994
Clifton, YorkYorkshire1994
Coney Hill, GloucesterGloucestershire1994
Hellingly,HellinglySussex1994
Calderstones, ClitheroeLancashire1995
Caterham Mental HospitalLondon1995
St Crispins, DustonNorthamptonshire1995
St Matthew’s, BurntwoodStaffordshire1995Chapel remains
St Mary's, StanningtonCounty Durham1995Admin converted to Pub/B&B, Chapel converted for community use.
Whittingham, PrestonLancashire1995
Tooting Bec Mental Hospital, TootingLondon1995
Barnsley Hall, BirminghamWorcestershire1996
Parc Hospital, BridgendGlamorgan1996
Winterton, Sedgefield, DurhamCounty Durham1996
De La Pole,Willerby, Hull, HumbersideYorkshire1997Chapel remains - used as a funeral venue (multi-faith)
Severalls, ColchesterEssex1997Admin & Water Tower Retained
Winwick, WarringtonLancashire1997Chapel remains
Bexley, DartfordLondon1998Chapel remains
Cherry Knowle, Ryhope, SunderlandCounty Durham1998
Shenley, ShenleyHertfordshire1998Chapel & Water Tower remains
St George’s, MorpethNorthumberland1999Admin block retained, rest demolished
Warlingham, WarlinghamSurrey1999Water tower remains
St Lawrence’s, BodminCornwall2002Original radial buildings converted. Foster annex demolished in 2014
Countess Of Chester, ChesterChesire2005
Barrow Hospital, Barrow GurneySomerset2008
St Ebba’s Hospital, EpsomLondon2009Mostly demolished, water tower & 2-3 other wards open/derelict
St Lukes, Middlesbrough, ClevelandYorkshire2009
Kingsway, DerbyDerbyshire2010
Runwell, ChelmsfordEssex2010Admin, chapel & water tower retained
St Lukes, LondonLondon2012

Converted (63/128)
Hospital NameCountyClosedNotes
Royal Holloway, Virginia WaterSurrey1982
The Lawn, LincolnLincolnshire1985
The Coppice, NottinghamNottinghamshire1986
Digby, ExeterDevon1987
Saxondale, NottinghamNottinghamshire1987
Horton Road, GloucesterGloucestershire1988
Powick, Powick, Hereford & WorcesterWorcestershire1989
Mendip, WellsSomerset1991
Fulbourn, CambridgeCambridgeshire1992
Herrison, DorchesterDorset1992
Long Grove Hospital, EpsomLondon1992
St Augustine’s, CanterburyKent1992
Whitecroft, Newport, Isle Of WightHampshire1992
Friern, BarnetMiddlesex1993
Glenside, BristolGloucestershire1993
Moorhaven, PlymouthDevon1993
St Audry’s Hospital, WoodbridgeSuffolk1993
Brookwood, WokingSurrey1994
Exminster, ExeterDevon1994
Mapperley, NottinghamNottinghamshire1994
Netherne, HooleySurrey1994
Oakwood, MaidstoneKent1994
Pastures, DerbyDerbyshire1994
St Mary’s, Burghill,Herefordshire1994
Claybury, RedbridgeLondon1995
Hill End, St Alban’sHertfordshire1995
Leavesden, Abbots LangleyHertfordshire1995
Roundway, DevizesWiltshire1995
Scalebor Park, Burley In WharfedaleYorkshire1995
St Georges, Stafford, StaffordshireStaffordshire1995Water tower still derelict but waiting conversion
St Francis, Haywards HeathSussex1995
Stanley Royd, WakefieldYorkshire1995
Tone Vale, TautonSomerset1995
Central Hospital, HattonWarwickshire1996
Hollymoor, BirminghamWarwickshire1996
Knowle, FarehamHampshire1996
Littlemore, OxfordOxfordshire1996
Manor Hospital, EpsomLondon1996
Park Prewett, Sherbourne St JohnHampshire1996
Pen-Y-Fal Hospital AbergavennyMonmouthshire1996Chapel remains derelict
Royal Albert, LancasterLancashire1996
Fairfield, StotfoldBedfordshire1997
Horton Asylum, EpsomLondon1997
Parkside, MacclesfieldCheshire1997
Prestwich, ManchesterLancashire1997
Royal Earlswood, RedhillSurrey1997
Normansfield, KingstonLondon1997
Napsbury, St Alban’sMiddlesex1998
Garlands, Carleton, CarlisleCumbria1999
Lancaster Moor, LancasterLancashire1999
Middlewood, Wadsley Park, SheffieldYorkshire1999
All Saints, Winson Green, BirminghamWarwickshire2000
St Edwards, Cheddleton, StaffordshireStaffordshire2001
Graylingwell, ChichesterSussex2002
Warley, BrentwoodEssex2002
Fairmile, CholseyOxfordshire2003
High Royds, MenstonYorkshire2003
The Towers, HumberstoneLeicestershire2005Some of the annex still under redevelopment
Stone House Hospital, DartfordKent2007
West Park, EpsomLondon2009
Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (Shelton), ShrewsburyShropshire2013

Still Open (16/128)

Hospital NameCountyOpenedNotes
Bethlem Royal HospitalLondon1247The oldest asylum in UK
Cheadle Royal, CheadleCheshire1763
The Retreat, YorkYorkshire1792
Wonford House, ExeterDevon1801
Warneford, Headington, OxfordshireOxfordshire1826
Hellsdeon Hospital, NorfolkNorfolk1828
St Bernard’s, EalingMiddlesex1831
St Andrew’s, NorthamptonNorthamptonshire1838
Broadmoor Hospital, CrowthorneSurrey1863Plans to replace original asylum buildings
Glanrhyd Hospital, BridgendGlamorgan1864Original Buildings Converted into modern unit
St Nicholas’s, Coxlodge, NewcastleNorthumberland1869
St James’s, PortsmouthHampshire1879Partially Closed
St Martin’s, CanterburyKent1902Partially Closed - West site closed Feb/March 2020 - New buildings on east to remain open
St Cadoc’s Hospital, NewportMonmouthshire1906Partially Closed
Maudsley, SouthwarkLondon1923
Cefn Coed HospitalGlamorgan1932Partially Closed

Derelict or Part Demolished (12/128)
Hospital NameCountyClosedNotes
St John’s, Bracebridge HeathLincolnshire1989Last stages of redevelopment underway
Storthes Hall, KirkburtonYorkshire1991Only Admin Building & Mortuary Remains
North Wales Hospital, DenbighDenbighshire1995Council owned after CPO - Awaiting redevelopment. Don't bother. It's a shithole
Rauceby, SleafordLincolnshire1997Original Hine Block + Chapel Derelict
St Andrew’s, NorwichNorfolk1998Some of annex to north remains and is grade 2* listed
Mid Wales Hospital, TalgarthBreconshire2000Derelict/For Sale
St David’s Hospital, CarmarthenCarmarthenshire2002Council Own remaining buildings - some in use.
Goodmayes, ChadwellEssex2012Repurposed during COVID-19 outbreak
St Clement’s Hospital, IpswichSuffolk2016Conversion underway
Whitchurch Hospital, WhitchurchGlamorgan2016Derelict/Awaiting Sale
Springfield, WandsworthSurrey2020Under Demo/Redevelopment

County Asylums

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samla89

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Great update. Seems whitchurch is the last of its kind, all the other fully derelict asylums are pretty much destroyed. As for the so called shitty orphanage, it was certainly not an asylum but it was used as a mental health hospital after use as an orphange.
 

tumbles

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Great update. Seems whitchurch is the last of its kind, all the other fully derelict asylums are pretty much destroyed. As for the so called shitty orphanage, it was certainly not an asylum but it was used as a mental health hospital after use as an orphange.
Don't think there will be another one on the scale of Whitchurch, no. That was the last true great one. There are others potentially to fully close like Cefn/St Cadocs and maybe Springfield.
 

raisinwing

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The fascia at Whittingham ended up being demolished in the end. All that remains now is St John's church, the lodges, the farms and the sewage works.

St Edward's the morgue is still derelict, but I've read somewhere that it's stripped out.

St George's, Stafford the water tower is still derelict.

Towers I would expect the remaining bits of conversion to be nearing completion within the next 12 months.
 

tumbles

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The fascia at Whittingham ended up being demolished in the end. All that remains now is St John's church, the lodges, the farms and the sewage works.

St Edward's the morgue is still derelict, but I've read somewhere that it's stripped out.

St George's, Stafford the water tower is still derelict.

Towers I would expect the remaining bits of conversion to be nearing completion within the next 12 months.
laughable what happened at Whittingham then - they (EH) even said it was a better example of radial pavilion than Cane Hill and could be saved better. Now both are completely gone. What a fucking stitch up.

St Edwards slab was there for years then went. Think chapel is converted now?

Will update the rest ta matey
 

raisinwing

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laughable what happened at Whittingham then - they (EH) even said it was a better example of radial pavilion than Cane Hill and could be saved better. Now both are completely gone. What a fucking stitch up.

St Edwards slab was there for years then went. Think chapel is converted now?

Will update the rest ta matey
Yeah the chapel is part converted, I think the owners have plans to convert the rest as and when they can.

The water tower at Countess of Chester is still standing, has been used as a tourist attraction at least temporarily.
 

raisinwing

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Brief update on St George's, Stafford - water tower still derpy at the minute, but it has been purchased at auction by a couple from London who are looking to convert it in the near future.

Some planning docs if anyone is interested:
Planning application - https://www12.staffordbc.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PLSNBHPSGJD00
Bit of a survey - http://www3.staffordbc.gov.uk/civica/Resource/Civica/Handler.ashx/Doc/pagestream?cd=inline&pdf=true&docno=4146946
 

tumbles

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Brief update on St George's, Stafford - water tower still derpy at the minute, but it has been purchased at auction by a couple from London who are looking to convert it in the near future.

Some planning docs if anyone is interested:
Planning application - https://www12.staffordbc.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=PLSNBHPSGJD00
Bit of a survey - http://www3.staffordbc.gov.uk/civica/Resource/Civica/Handler.ashx/Doc/pagestream?cd=inline&pdf=true&docno=4146946
Kevin McCloud is en route.
 

True_British_Metal

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I know I've said this before, but just as a heads up the chapel at St John's in Stone is still there, it's in a derelict condition still but locked up and maintained to a degree.

 

MasonHh

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Amazing thread, for someone new to urban exploring this helped a lot with locating - sometimes making the trip to see a bunch of new houses is a kicker!
 

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