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A look inside the former Langdon Asylum units before they were torn down

Visited July 2008 Dawlish, UK (Mid demolition phase)

 

One of the former patient buildings partially torn down
One of the former patient buildings partially torn down

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.

Another ward of the former hosital. The demolition crew have not touched this one yet
Another ward of the former hosital. The demolition crew have not touched this one yet

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.

One of the corridors inside Langdon
One of the corridors inside Langdon
One of the wards inside langdon
One of the wards inside langdon
Another corridor which has has the panels torn down
Another corridor which has has the panels torn down
An old washing machine lays abandoned
An old washing machine lays abandoned
Nature has started to reclaim these former rooms
Nature has started to reclaim these former rooms
An old sofa is still placed in one of the day rooms
An old sofa is still placed in one of the day rooms
Sets of old keys rusting away
Sets of old keys rusting away
An old trolley sits in the morgue
An old trolley sits in the morgue

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