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Report - - Whitchurch Hospital, Cardiff - January 2019 | Asylums and Hospitals | 28DaysLater.co.uk

Report - Whitchurch Hospital, Cardiff - January 2019


Landie_Man

"Landie" or Harry
Regular User
Let's be honest, Whitchurch needs no introduction! I visited it in the height of its Tour Bus days back in September/October time with Liam_CH and we got busted literally the second we entered the site; annoyingly the very day the new security turned up for shift!!! Something which has happened to me a lot lately in the current wake of crummy Youtube and Facebook like whore "explorers" epidemic which is DESTROYING out little old hobby.

Roll forward to January 2019 and I spent 8 hours inside with a non-member. The site was smashed to within an inch of its life by the mini-natives in the area; and had been stripped of all items; which was a bit of a double-edged sword in my book, as you were now able to see its beautiful features once again.

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In 1998; the Construction of Whitchurch Hospital began, officially opening in 1908. Like the majority of Victorian asylums, it was designed to be fully self-sufficient with it's own farm, water and power supplies!

During the WW2; part of the hospital was put under military control, and it became the largest emergency hospital in South Wales.

The Ministry of Health took over in 1948 as the NHS was born and Whitchurch was fully utilised until Care in the Community systems beginning in the 1980s saw patient numbers begin to decrease with laws coming into place to provide patients with amenities such as their own bathroom/toilet etc in each room, which has seen the closing of lots of care facilities in the UK.

The final phasing down of the hospital began in the mid 2000s with services beginning to move to new buildings elsewhere, and the hospital officially closed in April 2016.

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The site is wonderful; and enormous. It offers all sorts of wonderful aspects of exploring; the corridors stretch 2 miles; my phone clocked 5 miles of walking that day, and apart from a breakfast stop that morning, and a dinner stop, and walking between the car and here, we didn't go anywhere else!

We spent 7 hours inside here and bumped into a fellow explorer a couple of times; other than that it is very easy to get lost in here, and it could have a dozen other groups inside and you would never know!


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Landie_Man

"Landie" or Harry
Regular User
Yeah it was really nice Dec/Jan. Its now worse than pre clean out. Total shitpit now.
I’d very much like to see some of these perpetrators injured. Not badly but enough to know the cold, hard reality of what they do
 

Chalkie31

Urbex Addict
28DL Full Member
So sad to see this post. Seeing all the windows intact and the sports hall
Clean. I was there this weekend and couldn’t get a picture without damage or shit tossed everywhere..... very sad
 

Jay-london28

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Its very sad why people feel the need to destroy these places personally I blame the whole YouTube trend. Although I’d still be up for checking it out sometime if anyone’s thinking of going do let me know if you are up for it
 

tumbles

Trip Hopping
Regular User
Its very sad why people feel the need to destroy these places personally I blame the whole YouTube trend. Although I’d still be up for checking it out sometime if anyone’s thinking of going do let me know if you are up for it
In this instance specifically it’s the local chavs from the estate going in and destroying it. The trust at fault for making it so easy for them to do so. The chucking of full tins of paint off the water tower is beyond a joke.. someone could get seriously hurt if under that
 

Calamity Jane

i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
Regular User
Nice, I love the stairs as per usual for me lol. I just love ornate detail, and the metal twists are fab. And wow what a ceiling in that hall, all curved and ornate. Loved this report and photos. :cool::cool::thumb
 

CreakyFloor

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Its very sad why people feel the need to destroy these places personally I blame the whole YouTube trend. Although I’d still be up for checking it out sometime if anyone’s thinking of going do let me know if you are up for it
Couple of weeks time....
 

Bertie Bollockbrains

There is no pain
Regular User
As you can see the Urbex Tourbus really has come to Whitchurch! About 20 of them in a hired bus and they spent about an hour inside before heading off.

 

Stranton

subterranean explorer
Regular User
what are the authorities or owners actually doing with this site & the buildings?
 

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