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    I've known about this place for a while but know no history for myself! Every other time I've been there it's been at night, for cheap kicks. At night, Hill End is a very scary place indeed. OR maybe I'm just yella. It's a satisfyingly large and complex series of buildings, all of which are very interesting indeed. In case anyone's interested, a quick google map search of Hill End, St Albans should do it.


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    YEah, there's a lot isnt there... it's a fun place to photograph


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    That place looks TRASHED! Nice pictures, what is with the glazed wall with certain words on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by james.s View Post
    what is with the glazed wall with certain words on it

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    Great report and shots there Charlie..I removed the dates off your pics as we dont allow the exact dates of visits to be reported.You never know quite who is watching if you know what I mean

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    Tis a cracking wall - saw pics of it on another forum very recently, and it didn't have that ignorant sh*t sprayed on it That's seriously recent I reckon....
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    great pics. 'your mum goes to finland' has made me chuckle lots.

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    that wall, i see the word 'moist' in there. is it something to do with nirvana? they had a song called moist vagina.

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    That is well trashed indeed! Shame about the shite graf everywhere, don't mind the odd bit of decent graf here and there.

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    that wall, i see the word 'moist' in there. is it something to do with nirvana? they had a song called moist vagina.
    Mmmm.... a nice moist vagina! I can just remember what one of those is after 10 years of marriage

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    Nice one CR -can see why it freaks ya out!

    I was sure that I'd heard Hill End had been demo'd and re-developed years ago, so good to see it's still here

    How much of the Main Hospital Buildings are left?
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    hi guys, wow thanks for all the positive response! yes, the red racist graffiti made sad. but thoughtless fools must exist i suppose. and yeah, the vagina wall, that was quite fascinating. i didnt actually notice the world moist until a friend pointed it out to me! apart from that it was just the word vagina, except for one tile that had the word 'poo' written on it. if it had been in the tate modern rather than a room in what used to be a lunatic asylum...
    and in the same room there was a wall which had been covered similarly but with completely random words... very strange indeed. i would have done photos of that too but it had nearly all been rubbed off.
    The last building we went into i'm sure was probably quite a lovely place to live in it's time... shame about the charred beams and holes in the floors.
    to the person who removed the dates: thankyou, I'm sorry, I'm new and, I'll be more careful in future

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightbuoy View Post
    Nice one CR -can see why it freaks ya out!

    I was sure that I'd heard Hill End had been demo'd and re-developed years ago, so good to see it's still here

    How much of the Main Hospital Buildings are left?
    Well, IT's all there, well most of it, but a lot of it is boarded up/caved in/has suspicious looking insulation dangling from the gouges in the ceiling. HOWEVER, if you are able to hold your breath/balls tight enough to get going, it's a really fascinating, in fact beautiful, place to explore. during the day it's pleasant! but at night... wow... scary stuff

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    Charlie,no need to apologise..its just that here,we try to keep details to a minimum of things like visit dates,access details and levels of security..it makes it harder for accusers to pin visits/vandalism etc on our forum members.Keep up the good work and look forward to your next report.

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    It's nice to see proper graffiti for a change. I can't stand that willy-waving "arty" stuff, buy a bloody easel if you want to be an artist I'd be tempted to go down there and clean the racist stuff off. I'm all for free speech (it's given this person the right to show the world he's a twat) but don't deface the vagina wall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by charliereynolds View Post
    Well, IT's all there, well most of it, but a lot of it is boarded up/caved in/has suspicious looking insulation dangling from the gouges in the ceiling. HOWEVER, if you are able to hold your breath/balls tight enough to get going, it's a really fascinating, in fact beautiful, place to explore. during the day it's pleasant! but at night... wow... scary stuff
    Quote Originally Posted by Lightbuoy View Post
    Nice one CR -can see why it freaks ya out!

    I was sure that I'd heard Hill End had been demo'd and re-developed years ago, so good to see it's still here

    How much of the Main Hospital Buildings are left?
    This isn't the asylum itself, it's the asylum farm. The entire asylum block was redeveloped between 1996-98 and only two southernmost ward blocks and the medical officers house in between survive and have been converted to housing. Elsewhere the chapel, some staff cottages and the cemetery still exist but thats about it for the hospital site.

    The hill end farm buildings which charlie has pictured were leased to Oaklands college for building and agricultural training but closed about ten years ago and it stood opposite the main entrance to Cell Barnes hospital which was a mental handicap colony akin to Harperbury but has been demolished. The largest two storey brick block was the old ward block for patients that worked on the farm. It was already badly trashed by the time i went there in sept '04 but loks even worse now.
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    I did wonder what part this was, considering I was aware of the demo/conversion.

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