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Tag : Urban Exploration

Tiverton Post Hill Hospital – Tiverton

A look inside the former Post Hill Hospital, Currently undergoing demolition Visited May 2021 Tiverton, UK (scheduled demolition)  

Butleigh Hospital – Glastonbury

A look inside the former Butleigh Hospital, Recently destroyed by fire Visited April 2014 Glastonbury, UK (demolished)  

Fistral Bay Hotel – Newquay

A look inside the former Fistral Bay Hotel in Newquay, once a popular hotel now stands empty Visited April 2021 Newquay, UK (Abandoned)  

Tides Reach Hotel – Salcombe

A look inside the Tides Reach Hotel which was prominent on Salcombe Beach Visited Sep 2017 Salcombe, Devon (Demolished)   Former reception area at Tides Reach Hotel Not much history can be found except that the Tides Reach hotel was constructed in 1934, the building has been extended and altered since original construction. The hotel ceased trading in Autumn 2013. Former Gym area at Tides Reach to the right is the sauna and pool Sauna inside the Gym which still […]

Bancourt Hotel – Torquay

A look inside the nortorious Bancourt Hotel which was set on fire while it was full with young famers Visited April 2020 Toquay, Devon (Abandoned)   Gaming machines have been toppled over Not much history can be found except that it first opened its door in the 1980’s with various extentions added. On the 24th April 2017 a Fire began early on Sunday morning, in the basement of the Bancourt Hotel in Torquay and many guests, all attending the yearly […]

West Park Hospital, Epsom

A look inside West Park Hospital or ‘West Park Asylum’ as it is more commonly called. Visited April 2005 Epsom, London (Partially Converted)   Old washing machines sit rusting away Construction was started in 1912 and the hospital was opened in 1923. The Architect was William C. Clifford-Smith, the architect to the City of London at the time, and he designed it with colony principles but on a echelon plan. This formation lead to easy access to each area by […]

Mid Wales Hospital – Talgarth

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, […]

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 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 […]

Barrow Gurney Hospital, Bristol

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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