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Trip Hopping
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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 (41/129)

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
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 (62/129)

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
Springfield, WandsworthSurrey2020

Still Open (16/129)

Hospital NameCountyOpenedNotes
Bethlem Royal HospitalLondon1247The oldest asylum in UK
Cheadle Royal, CheadleCheshire1763
The Retreat, YorkYorkshire1792Inpatient services closed in 2018 after 222 years
Wonford House, ExeterDevon1801
Warneford, Headington, OxfordshireOxfordshire1826
Hellsdeon Hospital, NorfolkNorfolk1828Inpatient services closed, some buildings used for other services
St Bernard’s, EalingMiddlesex1831
St Andrew’s, NorthamptonNorthamptonshire1838
Broadmoor Hospital, CrowthorneSurrey1863Original 1863 asylum buildings now closed
Glanrhyd Hospital, BridgendGlamorgan1864Original Buildings Converted into modern unit
St Nicholas’s, Coxlodge, NewcastleNorthumberland1869
St James’s, PortsmouthHampshire1879Partially Closed - No Inpatient Services
St Martin’s, CanterburyKent1902Partially Closed - West site closed Feb/March 2020 - New buildings on east to remain open
St Cadoc’s Hospital, NewportMonmouthshire1906Partially Closed - local NHS Trust Headquarters
Maudsley, SouthwarkLondon1923
Cefn Coed HospitalGlamorgan1932Partially Closed - two wards remain open at top of site

Derelict or Part Demolished (10/129)

Hospital NameCountyClosedNotes
St John’s, Bracebridge HeathLincolnshire1989Final stage of redevelopment
Storthes Hall, KirkburtonYorkshire1991Only Admin Building & Mortuary Remains
North Wales Hospital, DenbighDenbighshire1995Council owned after CPO - Under redevelopment.
Rauceby, SleafordLincolnshire1997Original Hine Block + Chapel Derelict
St Andrew’s, NorwichNorfolk1998Some of annex to north remains and is grade 2* listed
Mid Wales Hospital, TalgarthBreconshire2000Derelict
St David’s Hospital, CarmarthenCarmarthenshire2002Council Own remaining buildings - some in use.
Goodmayes, ChadwellEssex2012Non In-patient services remain
St Clement’s Hospital, IpswichSuffolk2016Conversion underway
Whitchurch Hospital, WhitchurchGlamorgan2016Derelict

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28DL Full Member
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Wow almost none worth exploring now. Sad times, Asylums' are some of the best explores. Southern Ireland still has a fair few. I'd say St Brigids in Ballinasloe is the best of the remaining. Well worth a visit if that way.


grumpy sod
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Were Scottish asylums not part of the 1845 act?

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