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Report - The Old Batley and District General Hospital - Batley, England - March 2020


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The Old Batley and District General Hospital
Batley, England
March 2020

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We're not too far removed from Crissis deacon's brilliant report of this place, but here's my interpretation from my visit in early March 2020.

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HISTORY
Construction began on a hospital located on Carlinghow Hill in 1881. The Earl of Wilton officially opened Batley and District General Hospital on Easter Tuesday 1883. The hospital would go on to serve the town for more than 100 years, with a number of extensions and improvements throughout this time. In 1908, a casualty department was built, along with two extra wards and an examination room, and in 1928, a £40,000 extension saw the hospital acquire a brand new entrance, kitchen, an X-ray department, a number of nurses' rooms, two more wards, a casualty room, two operating theatres and a sterilising room.
The old hospital was known as Batley and District Hospital until 1948, where it was renamed Batley and District General Hospital after the NHS was formed.
The hospital served as a health care institution and provided medical treatment for patients through specialised medical and nursing staff and medical equipment, until its closure in 1988.
After its closure, part of the hospital became the Carlinghow Nursing Home, before its doors shut for good in 2011.
For years, the building became increasingly dilapidated, until 2014 when Zakaria Muslim Girls’ High School bought the site. Planning was underway for a £1,500,000 overhaul to house over 250 pupils but the project stalled, and a major fire in 2017 damaged the building severely which meant the renovation never took place.
As of 2020, new plans are in place which indicate the former hospital would be partially demolished to create 20 apartments and 20 terraced and detached houses on the site.

EXPLORE
This one was pretty epic - the place is massive! I really enjoyed exploring this once grand building, and it's so easy to get lost through a maze of decaying corridors.
Unfortunately, most of the rooms have been stripped and gutted of any signs of their former glory, with little left in them other than scrawlings of graffiti and ripped out ceiling insulation. However, in some areas of the building there remains an indication that it was once a hospital.
Throughout large sections of the hospital, the aftermath of the devestating 2017 fire is ever present and looks unrepairable. The building will most likely come down at some point.

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Thanks for looking.
 

Five.Claws

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I'm all for a bit of creative, artistic graffiti, but why do people feel the need to scrawl such inane crap on the walls?
 

Calamity Jane

i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
Regular User
What a death trap, some serious wreaked shit there. You have photographed it well, nice shot of the stairs with the 2 stained glass windows, a reminder that it was once in a lovely state :thumb
 

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