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Harastølen (The Overlook) Sanatorium, Norway, January 2014

On a hillside somewhere in Norway, overlooking a beautiful fjord, lays this abandoned building. A majestic sanatorium built to heal and cure people with tuberculosis. The air and climate in the area was supposedly good for the patients. Together with […]

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North Wales Hospital, Denbigh, August 2013

With the Lunatic Act passed in 1808 every county in the country was to provide an institute for the mentally ill, but by 1840 North Wales was still without such an institution because the poor rural communities could not afford […]

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North Wales Hospital Staff Quarters, Denbigh, June 2013

Not much to say about the staff quarters which exist on the same land as the iconic North Wales Hospital, aide from they were added to the complex in 1905.

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West Riding Pauler Lunatic Asylum (High Royds Hospital), April 2011

High Royds Hospital is a former psychiatric hospital south of the village of Menston, West Yorkshire, England. The hospital is located in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough as the border with the City of Bradford metropolitan borough passes between […]

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West Park Hospital, Epsom, March 2011

West Park Hospital was erected by London County Council during the years 1913-1924 and officially opened on 20 June 1924. It provided for 2096 patients and was the last hospital in the programme to establish five large psychiatric and mental […]

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Stafford County Lunatic Asylum, February 2011

Staffordshire County Lunatic Asylum was built in 1818 to house 120 pauper lunatics, it was designed by the Stafford County surveyor Joseph Potter in the style of a Georgian mansion. It was extended in 1879 and a further extension was […]

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St John’s Aslyum, Lincoln, December 2010

Lincolnshire County Asylum, Bracebridge Heath, was opened 9.8.1852. The land for it was purchased in 1846. It had 300 patients in 1858 and was enlarged in 1859, 1866, 1881, 1902, 1917 and 1928. It was built in the “Italian style”. […]

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North Wales Hospital, Denbigh, December 2010

With the Lunatic Act passed in 1808 every county in the country was to provide an institute for the mentally ill, but by 1840 North Wales was still without such an institution because the poor rural communities could not afford […]

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Brecon and Radnor joint Aslyum (Mid Wales Hospital), Talgarth, Wales, November 2010

The Mid Wales Hospital was a psychiatric hospital in Talgarth, Wales. It opened in 1906 and was formerly known as the Brecon and Radnor Joint Asylum or Mid Wales Counties Mental Hospital. It is in echelon style (narrow arrow)and at […]

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