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    Default St Andrews Mental Hospital. Thorpe St Andrew Norwich.


    The Norfolk County Asylum as it was in its first Guise was opened in 1811 on the North Side of the River Yare Valley jusy East Of Norwich. A second Annexe was built a few years later on the other side of the Main Gt Yarmouth to Norwich Road. It closed in around 2008 pretty recently for such a size Hospital. I have been wanting to check this Beauty out for a long while and with the Very Good company of Man of 2 worlds and the Fanatical Explorer Boy we ventured into Madness!... First of all a few Exteriors The Morgue I believe These are the Extremely Scary steps down to the Basement which was almost like a Crypt.. The Main Computor Control Room, A lovely Bright Blue Generator! The Highlight of the Visit was this find above the Maintenance Dept, a room full of Ledgers, Patient records and othe Memorabillia, Comics, Books some dating back to 1930! These are the Isolation Cells Now for the Basement, this really did scare me! Sorry for the massive amounts of shots but this was an epic explore!

    And a dreadful thing from the cliff did spring. And its wild bark thrilled around. His eyes had the glow of the fires below. Twas the form of the Spectre Hound. 'Ha' yer fa'r got a dickey, bor?' 'Yis, an' he want a fule ter roide 'im, will yew cum?'

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    What a brilliant explore, loved the pictures, you can never take too many!

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    Holy s**t Shucky, those shots are way cool - ample ownage on your part there

    A damn cool place huh - looking forward to the return visit complete with floor plan ;)

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    This one looks pretty un-touched. Is there much to see in the way of buildings -well spread-out?
    Reckon that those Ledgers would make a good read. Hope that they get saved, regardless of what happens to the Hospital itself.
    Great selection of photos. Thanks for posting Shucks! :)
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    Think we're gonna need a bigger boat

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    spot on! good effort u lot! return visit??? count me in if u will have me! i was only looking at this place the other day and came to the conclusion in my mind that it had been converted into housing but i stand corrected, great report and pics shuck, loving the 3rd pic, i never get enough external pics for sum reason lol. i must say i have a soft spot for these old asylums tho. so much history, good and bad but a pleasure to walk around and take it all in. i'll swap ya severalls with st andrews ;)
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    and i thought the first annexe was officially opened in 1814 but the foundation stone was laid earlier, i.e they cant open a building that isnt built. im probly wrong but i dont mind looking like a tit :D i use this website a fair bit and its got some good stuff on there http://www.countyasylums.com/mentala...tandrews01.htm with thanks to the owners of the site for their time and effort too :) helped me out untold amounts of time but im unsure as to how accurate the info is! oh and i hope u were wearing a mask too :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daydreamer View Post
    What a brilliant explore, loved the pictures, you can never take too many!
    There were quite a few there Day Dreamer! I loved this place.
    And a dreadful thing from the cliff did spring. And its wild bark thrilled around. His eyes had the glow of the fires below. Twas the form of the Spectre Hound. 'Ha' yer fa'r got a dickey, bor?' 'Yis, an' he want a fule ter roide 'im, will yew cum?'

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    Quote Originally Posted by manof2worlds View Post
    Holy s**t Shucky, those shots are way cool - ample ownage on your part there

    A damn cool place huh - looking forward to the return visit complete with floor plan ;)

    mo2w
    It was a very good explore. I had to put all these shots up mate to do the Place Justice.
    And a dreadful thing from the cliff did spring. And its wild bark thrilled around. His eyes had the glow of the fires below. Twas the form of the Spectre Hound. 'Ha' yer fa'r got a dickey, bor?' 'Yis, an' he want a fule ter roide 'im, will yew cum?'

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    Quote Originally Posted by erol4130 View Post
    and i thought the first annexe was officially opened in 1814 but the foundation stone was laid earlier, i.e they cant open a building that isnt built. im probly wrong but i dont mind looking like a tit :D i use this website a fair bit and its got some good stuff on there http://www.countyasylums.com/mentala...tandrews01.htm with thanks to the owners of the site for their time and effort too :) helped me out untold amounts of time but im unsure as to how accurate the info is! oh and i hope u were wearing a mask too :p
    We were defo Wearing Masks Erol. You would have been overawed by the size of the Place, it was enormous.
    And a dreadful thing from the cliff did spring. And its wild bark thrilled around. His eyes had the glow of the fires below. Twas the form of the Spectre Hound. 'Ha' yer fa'r got a dickey, bor?' 'Yis, an' he want a fule ter roide 'im, will yew cum?'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Shuck View Post
    We were defo Wearing Masks Erol. You would have been overawed by the size of the Place, it was enormous.
    lol ur yet to see the size of severalls

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