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    Default Talgarth Asylum.Mid Wales and Brecon Hospital,several visits in the last few monthes


    One of my favourite haunts....A tad harder to get in than a few years ago but still a really enjoyable wander and i always see something ive never seen before...As nature reclaims her and builders demolish her she still stands tall amongst the Black mountains..but for how long ..who knows.

    The is a guard dog on site and not a very nice man prowling around constantly watching the place for the developes.

    Abandoned in the Black Mountains of Wales, Talgarth Asylum oozes character and atmosphere. But the ornate stonework and boarded-up windows are a bleak reminder of a time when care of the mentally ill was more about longterm isolation and crude experimental techniques than progressive therapy.Located near a small town of the same name, Talgarth Asylum was built in 1903 to house 352 patients. Originally called the Brecon and Radnor Joint Asylum, it became the Mid Wales Hospital in 1921 and was built in an echelon, or “compact arrow”, style, allowing for quick movement between any two points of the 200,000 square foot hospital.Patient numbers were bolstered by military personnel during World War One, many suffering from shell shock, while World War Two brought both psychiatric patients and prisoners of war. Severe overcrowding led to the construction of two additional wards by 1955 and a new treatment block was in place a decade later. But despite the old insane asylum’s passage into the era of modern medicine by the latter decades of the 20th century, new health legislation led to Talgarth Asylum’s closure by the mid 1990s.The 43 acre site, which includes extensive hospital buildings, five large family houses, a tennis court, cricket pitch and chapel, was reportedly disposed of several years ago in a controversial sale for around £355,000. Since then, the buildings have fallen into abandonment with signs of demolition across the site. But the remaining buildings, with their period charm coupled with a grim institutional reality, are a foreboding reminder of the history of Talgarth Asylum and other mental institutions of its era.
































































































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    Great photos, you've really captured the spirit of the place. I always enjoy a look around here, went up a few months back but was fortunate enough to avoid the dog thankfully!
    ''We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time''
    T. S. Eliot

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    You got some real good shots there..loved the manky bed shot.Do my eyes deceive me or are the Admin clock faces missing now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by klempner69 View Post
    You got some real good shots there..loved the manky bed shot.Do my eyes deceive me or are the Admin clock faces missing now?
    they went ages ago...

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    Have to give it to you...your pics are amazing, well exucuted, seroiusly, you need to get some of these into print, well done!!:)
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    Great to see a bit of Tal & lovin the moodyness lol

    Weathered and bashed but Great stuff kitten ;)
    The tyre slasher of talgarth is under a Police caution for criminal damage

    SK :)

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    this is incredible!what an amazing building captured nicely too! thank u!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skeleton key View Post
    The tyre slasher of talgarth is under a Police caution for criminal damage
    That's good news! I thought the Dibble would have taken the, "Hard luck, you shouldn't have been there" attitude frankly!
    Veni, Vidi suum custos canis admorsus meus culus...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeJF View Post
    That's good news! I thought the Dibble would have taken the, "Hard luck, you shouldn't have been there" attitude frankly!
    i was parked in a layby on a road that was being used as a tempory diversion whilst the back Talgarth road was closed..so well with in my rights to park any where along that stretch of road as its classed as a public highway whilst diverted..after all i may of broken down who knows..And agreed it is good news vile little man! what goes round comes round hay..Any way bout time you two got your butts down there !!:)

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    hey thanks, we'd love to. Did I tell you that the explore you did recently to that 'ikkle hospital somehwere in Worcestershire was about 300 yards from where TJ used to live? Her mum and dad are still there. So we think we are going to have a look at that shortly. Fancy blistering on with us? I know you've already done it so you probs won't fancy going back?
    Veni, Vidi suum custos canis admorsus meus culus...

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