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    Default Littlemore Asylum Swimming Pool, Oxford - June 2015


    Built in 1846, Oxford's largest asylum, Littlemore Hospital was converted into a stunning complex of apartments and small businesses soon after its closure and sale in 1996.

    Thankfully; almost all the buildings were retained because as an asylum go, it was unusual both in layout and architectural style. Similarly to Fairmile the buildings were constructed to a linear corridor-plan, but the main building was a highly unusual elongated 'H' shape with the admin section forming the crossbar.

    Nothing is derelict here, except for this much later swimming pool, nestled amongst shrubbery and trees. Its a fibreglass on steel construction and makes for an ok-ish mooch for 20 mins. It aint winning any awards but its fine for wander.

    Visited with my girlfriend and Mookster in June 2015.

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    More of this derpy derp at:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/landie...57657805830558

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    Even the obligatory shopping trolley, Nicely Done LM, Thanks
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    I do like this one, such an unusual place. Cheers.

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    Despite it's simplicity, that's quite a nice structure!
    Nice mooch, thanks for sharing :)
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    Also notable for being where Oxford band Foals filmed the video for their song "Inhaler"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ_PMvjmC6M

    It's a nice location, worth a wander, also there's great blackberries there this time of year.

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