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dweeb

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#1
Six and I recently amended our route to Scotland to head for a small county hospital. I'd barely seen a picture of the hospital itself, but was sold on the place enough to drive an extra 40 miles for the simple fact it had a ceramic slab...

What is it about a mortuary which captures our interest? The fact that it's where we end up when we shuffle off our mortal coil? The fact that your average person never sees the inside of one while their heart is still beating? Or is it simply a morbid curiosity of seeing the inside of a building with so much stigma?

For me a ceramic slab is a thing of beauty despite it's sombre function. A slab is probably the largest single piece of glazed earthenware you'll ever see... I cannot think of anything larger. I love that there are often stylized headrests or waste pipes, touches of designs that the stainless replacements sadly lack. The other thing that I've noticed is that chopping up a dead fellow has obviously not really changed all that much in the past hundred years, so the mortuary escapes the modernization that often blights the hospitals they belong to

Below is a selection of mortuaries that I've been lucky enough to see that either retain a slab or something else of note.

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Urbexbandoned

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#6
Really nice selection! That's a lot of porcelain too! Quite like your little detailed shots aswell.
Quite a few I recognise, A few I've missed out on, some I'll never get to see & some I've seen :)
 

monk

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#9
I only had a small selection on film from about 97/99, but none of the little chapel, didn't take any proper pics until 2003, by that time it had been completely gutted by fire, if memory serves me it was the little room attached to the mourge, had wooden cladding all round with lots of velvet and a small stained glass window.
 

dweeb

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#10
Great stuff. You can't beat a Mortuary for some reason. I really wish I had made it to the Tenby one :(

I have somewhere, photos of severalls mortuary before it closed

Edit: Hellingly, I have three of Hellingly. One with bodies on the racks
Pics or it didn't happen...

Still time for the Tenby one isn't there? It's still there as far as I know.It was locked by the time I got there :(