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    Talking The Remains Of St Augustines Asylum - April 2014


    Mockingbirds Visit To St Augustines For Peeling Paint & Tacky Graff

    This was not a planned visit, just stopped off to see how its doing from my visit a few years back, not much has changed minus the new graffiti and squatters wooo! then again this is a half arsed effort as it all looks the same and its appeal is not long lasting at all, more vandalised than reports of 2013/2012 scattered across the internet, few light switches that havent been removed thats about it and like I said its appeal is short lived, perfect for some newbie explorers though if they are looking for somewhere :)

    Like some remains of asylums in England, a few villa style bits are left while the main parts have been converted, I think people are just waiting for these to fall down, but they are still battle tested and standing up alright some roof parts have caved in, but its standing and to some it looks alright, I guess the squatters here like the place as they have very easily set up home in the bigger block.

    Not many pictures, but going through a backlog of explores over the past few months, this was next shamefully... Anyway some history below.

    Originally built to house 870 patients, the hospital gradually expanded and by 1948 had 300 acres, including a farm, and 73 staff residences, as well as new blocks and facilities for patients. Eventually there would be 2,000 patients. The first patients, all of them pauper lunatics from the Kent County Asylum at Barming Heath, The hospital became a self-contained village, with its own farm, workshops, baker, butcher, fire-brigade, church, graveyard, gasworks, cricket team, band, etc. Male patients worked on the farm, while female patients worked in the laundry or as seamstresses.



    During the first world war, the asylum took in patients from other parts of the country, when their hospitals were being used for military casualties. After the end of the war they had a number of service patients (there were 37 in 1922), ex-servicemen who had special privileges.

    70 instances of abuse, neglect and degrading treatment of patients, thus forcing the health authority to set up an inquiry, The inquiry, chaired by J. Hampden Inskip, upheld the majority of the complaints and was critical of senior doctors, nurses, and administrators, but stopped short of advising disciplinary action against any staff. The hospital was particularly criticised for its casual use of electroconvulsive therapy.


    On with the pics:

    IMGP67060 by urbexmockingbird, on Flickr

    IMGP6762 by urbexmockingbird, on Flickr

    IMGP6757 by urbexmockingbird, on Flickr

    IMGP6744 by urbexmockingbird, on Flickr

    IMGP6743 by urbexmockingbird, on Flickr

    IMGP6740 by urbexmockingbird, on Flickr

    IMGP6738 by urbexmockingbird, on Flickr

    IMGP6752 by urbexmockingbird, on Flickr

    IMGP6745 by urbexmockingbird, on Flickr

    IMGP6729 by urbexmockingbird, on Flickr

    IMGP6722 by urbexmockingbird, on Flickr

    IMGP6719 by urbexmockingbird, on Flickr

    IMGP6706 by urbexmockingbird, on Flickr

    IMGP6715 by urbexmockingbird, on Flickr

    IMGP6711 by urbexmockingbird, on Flickr

    IMGP6717 by urbexmockingbird, on Flickr

    IMGP6709 by urbexmockingbird, on Flickr

    Cheers for looking in, not much and sorry for the half arse attempt on this place, I just didnt really feel the need to photograph much
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    Superb stuff mate.looks a bit trashed,but you captured that well.
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    I liked that, but then again I can never resist peely paint and tacky graff :)

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    Still a quality report mate. Some good peelage there!
    Fantastically shot as usual! :)
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    As an Australian, I can safely say that is the most demonic koala I've ever seen

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    No, there's certainly not much character left in this place. But well shot, regardless. Keep up the good work!

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    Yeah not much to photograph but oh well its an update on an oldie :) peeling paint just looked rather like slime, had some nice colours to it :)
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    some nice graffiti there and you've taken so great photos, cheers :)

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    Some awesome Graffiti in there!! Good work by the artists and for your photos!

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    Really atmospheric photos amazing internals.

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