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    Default Severalls Asylum, Colchester, March 2010


    Evening guys,




    History

    Severalls was built in 1910 and first opened in May 1913. The architect was Frank Whitmore whose design was based upon the symmetrical “Echelon plan” centred around an admin and service core, covering 300-acres, and housing 2000 patients.
    The style was the ‘Queen Anne’, a mix of neo-gothic and neo-classical popular with Edwardian architects. There are many little exciting details around Severalls which demonstrate this fusion of styles. The Asylum was expanded between 1910 and 1935 with numerous pavilions, villas and accommodation blocks.
    The hospital finally closed in 1997.


    Today

    The land has yet to be sold, however it looks likely that the site will be demolished following years of neglect and numerous arson attacks. Only the admin building and the water-tower are listed.



















































    Regards,

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    Nice one.

    your avatar has a remarkable resemblance to chap called layz who posts "elsewhere";)

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    Great to see that Severalls is explorable again, I like your photos - especially the half colour/half black and white shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Els View Post
    Nice one.

    your avatar has a remarkable resemblance to chap called layz who posts "elsewhere";)
    I can't explain that, :p. Obviously that guy is just one handom and popular chap!

    Quote Originally Posted by mr_bones View Post
    Great to see that Severalls is explorable again, I like your photos - especially the half colour/half black and white shot.
    Cheers mate

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    A good set there -the first I especially like :)
    Lb :jimlad:

    Think we're gonna need a bigger boat

    www.severallshospital.co.uk
    www.runwellhospital.co.uk

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    Third pic is my fave..is it the colour scheme?I dunno,but its good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by klempner69 View Post
    Third pic is my fave..is it the colour scheme?I dunno,but its good!
    That's rather tame in comparison to some parts of the Hospital -you should see some of the carpets! ;)
    Lb :jimlad:

    Think we're gonna need a bigger boat

    www.severallshospital.co.uk
    www.runwellhospital.co.uk

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    Awesome set of pics mate. I have to agree that the selective saturation shot is also my fave! Although I love the growth on the carpet. Look forward to more of your reports.
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    excellant shots mate loving it hope the info came in handy

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    Some great pics there. Really must get back, its been too long!


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