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Report - The Mount hospital, Bishopstoke, Hampshire - in the snow.



chrisr86

Clumsy oaf
28DL Full Member
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This was a solo explore on an awesome snowy day. First off, a bit of history lifted off the net:

The Mount Hospital in Bishopstoke, Hampshire closed a few years back in a clamour of local annoyance following years of campaigning to keep it open. It was a popular smaller hospital which mostly focused on rehabilitation for elderly patients but had various other outpatients' departments.

The history of the site is interesting too. It started as smallish private estate with the first house built by a wealthy farmer in 1844. It was later bought by a Captain Hargreaves in the 1870s. When he died it was bought by a Mr Cotton who rebuilt it in 1893. His imposing Victorian mansion replete with impressive tower forms the heart of the site. It originally had impressive gardens too suitable for a house of its standing with an arboretum, formal gardens and a Victorian water garden. In 1927 it was sold to Hampshire County Council who converted it into a hospital reusing the original Victorian house, as well as building a range of other buildings including another impressive art deco-ish ward building.
This one will be a bit pic-heavy because the snowy conditions give lots of opportunities for photos which you normally wouldn't get :D

As it was a nice snowy day, let's start with some outdoors shots.

The original Victorian building. Due to weather conditions I wasn't going to risk injuring myself getting in here, especially alone, so will be returning at some point soon. Shame, because it looked the most interesting of all the buildings from what I could glimpse inside.
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It suddenly clouded over at one point and got very gloomy!
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And inside we go into the other buildings...

It's a shame, this place is so trashed :(
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... But there are some artifacts like signs, hospital bed light fittings and stuff still dotted around.
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There are so many holes in the roof and skylights all over.

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A well and truly dead computer behind reception.
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I know everyone does this shot at some point, but I haven't before so I wanted to :D
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What a great idea, a drunken ouija board in an abandoned building... :crazy
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Nice!
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And finally, here's a picture of some horses having a piss outside.
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