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    Default Fair Mile Hospital (Berkshire County Asylum)


    Visited a month or so ago and did the externals and outside buildings/farm,maintenance and laundry.Sorry if this has been reported before but I couldnt find any post of it.
    This is the main entrance...I would love this place


    Frontage

    Pumps

    Laundry

    Male Wing?cant remember

    Main hall

    Clocktower..lovely design and still working

    View from sports field

    for the rest of the album...hope it helps any visitor navigate round
    http://news.webshots.com/album/557069998hVArqr?start=0


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    What a great place! Nice one Chelle:), nice pictures.

    Did you see any of the inside on your tour And was the main hall completely intact

    :):):)
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    Glad u liked the pics King Al...we dont go out of our way to GET IN places...too old too scardey cat!If a door is open then thats different and yes the Main hall is intact if somewhat modern looking...lets just say the security here is quite hi-tec vocally!Oh and the social club next to the asylum is still open..we joined for the day just to get a pint or three...dont tell my boss but we threw a sickie to go here too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelle;12286;
    Oh and the social club next to the asylum is still open..we joined for the day just to get a pint or three...dont tell my boss but we threw a sickie to go here too!

    Really nice building, Chelle. Love the frontage.
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    What a totally stunning building...wow whoever gets this site has a gem for converson..very elegant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by staffordshireranger;12294;
    What a totally stunning building...wow whoever gets this site has a gem for converson..very elegant.
    I agree, that is a nice place, I think the red brick with that modern turret effect works well, it sets it out from the crowd. I hope it is converted rather than demolished, I rather like it:)
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    It is goin to be convertetd,i think Linden homes have the contract

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelle;12299;
    It is goin to be convertetd,i think Linden homes have the contract
    Not to bad i suppose:), although i bet they spoil the grounds:(
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    Quote Originally Posted by chelle;12299;
    It is goin to be converted,i think Linden homes have the contract
    It is also listed grade II which should give it further protection. I am not sure how much of the building is covered, but should protect the original Howell buildings and Hine additions such as the hall. This is so far the only example of Howell's asylum work to be listed (dependant on what happens with Cane Hill).

    The ground down to the thames should be fairly safe as there is a reasonable amount of land to be developed there - the strip incorporating the new laundry etc., George Schuster unit, social club site and the council are not likely to allow development on the undeveloped areas.
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    I HAVE SOME GOOD NEWS ON THIS ASYLUM............
    the developers have been names as pj livesey

    http://www.pjlivesey-group.co.uk

    and this company have converted many former asylums and this one is due soon..i have the plans in pdf....ill try and upload them but if you do want to be nosey please email me at fenceforce@aol.com and ill email you the plan and it looks great. oops its just over 4 meg so if you want to see the master plan drop me a email :) steve

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