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Report - The Water Tower, Whittingham Asylum - Lancashire - May 2014

Will Knot

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The Explore........

A few last visits to see the site with some members and non-members over a period of days during the month.....a big thanks to all fellow explorers :thumb

A Bit of History.....

Whilst Whittingham mental hospital was completed in June 1875 as the fourth Lancashire County Asylum. Designed by county architect Henry Littler, the asylum was located 7 miles from the nearby town of Preston. At full capacity the asylum was home to nearing 3,533 patients and 600 staff making it the largest populated in Great Britain and second largest in Europe. :eek:

During its time it even had its own church, farm, railway, telephone exchange, post office, reservoir, gas works, brewery, orchestra, brass band, ballroom, butchers and the Water Tower. This now like most of the site has and will be due for demolition soon. :(

A water tower is an elevated structure supporting a water tank constructed at a height sufficient enough to pressurise a water supply system for the distribution of potable water, and to provide emergency storage for fire protection and may not necessarily be connected to a public water supply. :rolleyes:

On with the pics........... :)















I will have more reports for the site but this was primarily for the Tower. ;)

I hope you enjoyed the report..........I Will Knot :thumb



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Great shots m8, you should change you name to whittingham knot, you must have gone every night for two weeks on the trot :D

Will Knot

28DL Regular User
Regular User
Great shots m8, you should change you name to whittingham knot, you must have gone every night for two weeks on the trot :D
Cheers there matey, thought you were havin' some relaxin' time!!!

Yeah, got a few pics and wanted to break down the reports...........hopefully, and trying to keep up and post the other dozen not yet posted :(

Gives me summat to do............


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Something really appealing about that view. It somehow reminds me of an English version of angkor wat.
Wish it wasn't so far away and I got a chance to see this place.