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    Default St Johns lunatic asylum, Bracebridge Heath, Lincs, Feb13


    First of 5 sites that day on a monster 200 mile roadtrip.

    Glad we finally cracked this one. Thanks to the guys who supplied info on this place.

    The building has been quite stripped, but there are still some of the original features to see. The ceiling detail alone makes the site for me. Spent about an hour & half in here, but had to abort when we heard voices from inside the building. It could have been other explorers, but we decided not to hang around and find out. So if that was you, go on, put your hand up!

    The site is huge, so will have to make another trip to see the other half of the building, including the famous staircase. We were amusingly clocked on the way out by a local, who smirked at us as we scrambled out the bushes.

    Built under the name Lincolnshire County Lunatic Asylum in 1852, set in 120 acres of grounds. In 1940, female patients were transferred around the UK to make way for an emergency department for the war effort. The newly established NHS took control in 1948 and by the 1960ís it was known as St Johnís Hospital. The Hospital was closed in 1989, since then it has been sold and gradually been demolished to make way for housing leaving just the main building.























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    thanks for looking!
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    Nice report that with some good photo's to back it up
    May the shadow of Murphy never darken your door."
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    Great set of Photo's

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    Had footsteps and loud bangs going on when we went , but never saw another soul the whole time.
    Good pics, you have to love this place!
    ďAnd above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.Ē ― Roald Dahl

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    Cheers for the trip down memory lane - another place I've got fond memories of from last year :)
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    Nice stuff mate, one of my first, thanks
    If there is a fence round it then it must be worth looking at !

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    The old girls looking a bit sad now :(

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    great report :)

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    Wow great shots and 6 sites one day inc a asylum thats some day :) we was in last month but cannot think what day, did you meet the cats? they scared us half to death,thanks for sharing mate :)
    Looking beyond the pictures. :p


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky Pants View Post
    Wow great shots and 6 sites one day inc a asylum thats some day :) we was in last month but cannot think what day, did you meet the cats? they scared us half to death,thanks for sharing mate :)
    Thanks Lucky Pants
    Yes it was quite a trip that day, will get the other reports up soon. It was a weekend in February when we visited.
    Glad we didn't see any cats; there was enough creaks & noises to keep us on edge as it was.
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