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    Default St Andrews Asylum - 'UPDATED JUNE' - April 2012 - Norwich


    Last week I was working in Cheltenham, this week I was sent to Norwich so I googled derelict places and found myself at St Andrews...

    I read that this place isnt easy to get into, and indeed a post earlier this year said it was boarded up well and there was no access in, and I'd also heard that security was there too.

    However, I found this to be one of my easiest explores yet.

    I drove slowly round the site twice first taking photos from the car, I then parked right at the only open door right next to another car - a possible other explorer? Or more likely just someone parking as there was a lot of very close businesses and people walking around. I was in plain sight.

    I even had a chat with a woman on a fag break who was about 10 yards from me while I was taking photos of the morgue, she didnt seem bothered but we did have a chat about the old building.

    And then to top it all off a motorbike instructor and trainee turned up and set up for some CBT training in the back area of the asylum. It was busy there and no-one seemed bothered that I was there, so I went in...

    Inside was VERY dark, VERY quiet and cold! My new expensive torch didnt even seem to light it up all that well either. The old building was making some odd noises and since I was alone I got a bit spooked :D And not to mention that (and anyone who has explored with me can testify) I get lost really easily especially if windows are boarded up, and most of them were. I almost got lost in the Crooked House! so being on my own in an unknown Asylum in the dark wasnt confindence inspiring

    All that said, the place was very empty inside, not really a huge amount to look at which was a bit of a shame.


    I tend to post too many photos, but I do make an effort to keep the resolution and file size to a miniumum. Sorry :) I know I'll get told off for this soon



    Outside shots...














    Inside...
















































    Something very Salvador Dalí abut this one...









    The basement... I saw the ''No Admittance'' sign and nearly left... ;)
    It really was pitch black down there, only the torch and camera flash for comfort.
















    Computer Room...






    There were loads of these ladders tempting me, and a sign on the wall for encouragement... :p
    But I'm not that crazy, not when I'm alone.








    And then this building, it's supposed to be the morgue...







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    wow this looks great nice pics mate have the demo started on any of this place yet ??
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    cool stuff
    nice shots i think the roof lights make it look a little like a morgue

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    What a lovely find, I'm glad you got the chance to go in whilst you were there!

    The amount of places I'm adding to my list because of you! :P

    It made me laugh when you told me you got scared. I probably wouldn't have had the balls to do that on my own, especially the basement. Lovely pictures! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky. View Post
    wow this looks great nice pics mate have the demo started on any of this place yet ??
    No nothing. Someone on my FB who lives in Norwich says they are converting them into flats, but not sure how accurate that is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by samiileigh View Post
    What a lovely find, I'm glad you got the chance to go in whilst you were there!

    The amount of places I'm adding to my list because of you! :P

    It made me laugh when you told me you got scared. I probably wouldn't have had the balls to do that on my own, especially the basement. Lovely pictures! :)

    Yep, I'm a big wuss on my own
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    Nice work,i was hoping to get around to seeing this place when i was in the area last year but ran out of time.Its good to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by omj624p View Post
    No nothing. Someone on my FB who lives in Norwich says they are converting them into flats, but not sure how accurate that is.
    ok thanks mate
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    wooooohooooo!! he he!! good one ...:)
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    Did you get into the mortuary?

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