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    Default Dorking General Hospital


    Architect: William Shearburn designed the workhouse, the architects of the other buildings are unknown.

    Hazards: Occupied wards, rotting floors, fire damage, alarms.

    Webpage : Derelict Horsham

    This is an interesting little hospital campus, though rather past-it in places.
    The administration block of the old Dorking Union Workhouse stands in the centre of the site. Though in use, and consequently inaccessable to the general public, it is worthy of note for its architecture.

    The most obvious derelict building on site - the austere nurses home, is the least accessible - half is still in use as the Dene Daycare Centre, the other half is derelict but is alarmed, and impossible to access.
    When I enquired about this building, I was told 'they had problems with the roof'....Erm.... 'problems?' - Major disasters more like! More likely is that it was mothballed because of funding cuts.

    The Nook, as its name suggests, is tucked away in a corner. This was the only building I was able to access, originally a private house, and a very fine house at that having originally belonged to a great 19th Century thinker (see website link), unfortunately it's been stripped of most of its original finery and redecorated with the kind of austerity which is exclusive to NHS property. It's last guise was as the Nook Nurses' Home, and though trashed, it is fairly atmospheric and still has a certain appeal to it.

    All derelict buildings are due to be flattened to build not so flat flats, so there's not much time left for this place, not that I'm saying you should go there. It's
    nothing really inspiring, and access has probably been stopped now.


    James Hall


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    Default Re: Dorking General Hospital


    Pictures as promised.


    Painfully austere nurses block and social centre.



    The Nook, exteriors.



    Kitchen and utilities.


    Ground floor.


    Upper stories

    It's fairly trashed, but I enjoyed myself anyway, it won't be around much longer though.

    For more and larger pics with plenty information, try here.

    James Hall


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