A look inside the former Mid Wales Hospital in Talgarth, where barbaric treatments were inflicted on patients Visited Nov 2015 Talgarth, Wales (Abandoned) Corridor inside main building. The cieling is slowly decaying Built in 1900 and opened in 1903, the hospital, also known as Talgarth Hospital and the Brecon and Radnor Counties Joint Lunatic Asylum, operated for 99 years before its closure in 1997 and sale in 1999. The hospital was designed by the partnership of architects John Giles, […]
A look inside the former Denbigh Insane Asylum, One of Britains Nortorious Asylums. Visited April 2018 Denbigh, Wales (Currently abandoned due for demolition 2021) One of the former wards lay silent Constructed between 1844 and 1848, the hospital served as a refuge for Welsh-speaking mental patients. Originally designed to accommodate about 200 patients, it was expanded to alleviate overcrowding in 1899 and eventually was home to as many as 1,500 patients. The floors have started to decay and collapse […]
Langdon Hospital in Dawlish, Devon was a residential institution built in 1934 to intern individuals ‘suffering from a mental deficiency’. It was owned and managed by Exeter Health Authority. Patients at Langdon were expected to rise early every morning and help with daily tasks. These tasks consisted of cleaning duties, kitchen duties, upholstery skills, laundry duties or gardening duties in the 70 acres of gardens and grounds around the hospital.
The in-patient facility aspect of Langdon Hospital ended in 1992 when residents were discharged into the community. They were no longer the responsibility of the Health Authority but that of Social Services.
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