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Denbigh Asylum – North Wales

Denbigh Asylum - North Wales

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
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 to the ground level
The floors have started to decay and collapse to the ground level

But as the hospital grew, patient welfare was increasingly set to the side. Tasks around the hospital were done largely by labor from the patients, and treatment consisted largely of sedation and time in Turkish baths.

Former corridor on the main floor leading to the hall
Former corridor on the main floor leading to the hall

Plans to close the hospital were put in motion in the late 1980s, and the main unit was shut down in 1995.

Where the hall once stood. Burned down the same year after Most Haunted Live
Where the hall once stood. Burned down the same year after Most Haunted Live
Stairway being reclaimed by nature
Stairway being reclaimed by nature
Former Kitchens at Denbigh Asylum
Former Kitchens at Denbigh Asylum
Former Morgue missing the body slab
Former Morgue missing the body slab
Ward with Nurses station on the end
Ward with Nurses station on the end

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