“On a wet miserable day we decide to visit Sandhill Park Asylum .. this for me was a bit of a disappointment as it looked like the local chav’s have gotten in and destroyed everything.
Anyway we still decide to take a look, most of the buildings look the same until we come to the old Blazes Museum
hoping to find an old fire engine that‘s
here but it looks like its been took away all that remains is an older type wooden one”
Sandhill Park in Bishops Lydeard, Somerset, England built as a country house around 1720 by John Periam, the Member of Parliament for Minehead, as Hill House and lived in by the Lethbridge family from 1767 to 1913.
It is later a prisoner of war camp, home for handicapped children, and later as a military and civilian hospital.
The psychiatric hospital reopens under the National Health Service in 1948 and further buildings constructed.
It is on the Buildings at Risk Register by English Heritage.
In november 2011 the building is s et on fire the main house suffers extensive damage
More recently the majority of the site has undergone conversion to a number of new homes.