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    I was invited up to Lincolnshire recently by Urban Phantom for a look around a few sites. This was the first one we did along with his good wife and is yet another Victorian era hospital fallen into disrepair and in a sad state. The whole place is surrounded by a new housing estate and I can't see this place lasting much longer as the pictures will show. A brief history then my pics..

    The hospital was designed by GT Hine,[2] construction began in 1897 and was completed in 1902. Operated by the Kesteven County Council the facility was renamed to Kesteven Mental Hospital in 1924 and to Rauceby Mental Hospital in 1933.

    In 1940 the building was taken over by the Royal Air Force, renamed as No.4 RAF Hospital Rauceby it became a crash and burns unit under the control of nearby RAF Cranwell.

    he main hall burnt down in 1947 marking the end of RAF control, the NHS took over the site the following year renaming it to Rauceby Hospital and returning patients that had previously been displaced.

    The South Lincolnshire Community & Mental Health Services NHS Trust closed the main hospital building in 1997







































































    If there is a fence round it then it must be worth looking at !

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    May just have to pop along here mate. There's more to it than I originally thought. Very nice :)

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    Good stuff! Really must get up here soon...
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    Bloody hell, you make that place look good!

    Cracking shots, saw the chapel on FB a few days ago and couldn't wait for the report! Not dissapointed! :)
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    Looking good :)
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    Lovely pics Steve and what a place that must have been!!!

    I bet that stuffed guy made you jump at first

    Like the little chicken sat in the wall and the stairs with the paint dripping down the walls, looks a very nice splore just shame there's not much left, i don't think there will be many old hospitals or asylums left to visit at this rate as they seem to be falling fast, way too fast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by prettyvacant71 View Post
    Lovely pics Steve and what a place that must have been!!!

    I bet that stuffed guy made you jump at first

    Like the little chicken sat in the wall and the stairs with the paint dripping down the walls, looks a very nice splore just shame there's not much left, i don't think there will be many old hospitals or asylums left to visit at this rate as they seem to be falling fast, way too fast!
    The stuffed Guy was more active than some secca i have seen !!!
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    If there is a fence round it then it must be worth looking at !

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve2109 View Post
    he stuffed Guy was more active than some secca i have seen !!!

    :p hee hee... I like that comment!
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    Cracking report,the greenhouses are superb,great photos.

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    Great report...thanks..
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