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    I no what your all thinking.. Not another Denbigh report this place has been done so many times I've even been there a few times myself but here goes anyway.. It is in quite a bad way been smashed to pieces and full off graff even tho elwyn does try his best to keep people out. Or in some cases he attracts people there. I have seen him on two occasions I've visited but he didn't see me haha..

    Collapsed roofs, mangled cages and sunken floors - these are the eerie pictures taken inside an abandoned psychiatric hospital where patients were once locked up and given lobotomies.
    The abandoned site in north Wales, known as Denbigh Asylum, has been partially devastated by fire while there are still cages intact that were used to prevent patients escaping from their designated areas.
    More than 20 patients were selected for prefrontal lobotomy treatments between 1942 and 1944 at the hospital, with one patient dying from the controversial procedure.
    Lobotomies, which consisted of the removal of parts of the brain, began to be routinely carried out in the 1930s as a supposed treatment for those considered insane - but the barbaric practice was stopped two decades later with the introduction of antipsychotic medicines.
    The once eloquent and imposing building was built in 1848 and designed by architect Thomas Full James. It was designated for closure by MP Enoch Powell in 1960 and was finally shut for good in 1995.
    Photographer Mathew Growcoot described the scene: 'It was by far the creepiest place I have ever been into. There were so many strange noises emanating from the buildings that I really didn't want to wander too far from my companion.
    'At one point we both heard what sounded like a groan and just stopped and stared at each other. I don't believe in ghosts but I didn't want to hang around.'
    The site has been subject to a compulsory purchase order by Denbighshire council. But that is being appealed by the site's current owners. The front facade is Grade II listed and a proposal to build homes around the entrance has been put forward. However, the restoration cost is set to be close to a million pounds.
    Mr Growcoot added: 'It was in a really poor state. It looked as thought a bomb had tore through the site, everything was damaged. There was nothing to stop you entering the site and as a result the vandalism and fire damage was plain to see.
    'I wonder how far a million pounds would go to restoring the hospital. Seems as though it would make more sense to flatten the site and start over.'








    Me spying on elwyn as he gets his dogs out..

































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    As thes pics are mainly externals here's a little vid from a visit I did not much to see inside Denbigh it's all about the architecture I think...


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    This building always looks like it's screaming!! You've got a bloody good collection of shots and a great video,thanks for sharing.

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    Nice one, love the cheeky shots of Beardy!
    Like you say it's def about the architecture with Denbeigh.
    Great photos thank you for sharing :)
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    Denbigh is a beautiful building, defo all about the architecture
    Cheers for sharing
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    good vid and photo's, spend a few million on the place and it would make a great hotel for the area

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    Nice pics mate....that's probably the best place to see 'one man and his dog' from!!!

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    I cannot believe this place is still standing, it's amazing what time will do to a building.

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    ive been looking at thisone for a while now. definetly on my to do list ,realgoodpics

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    It is a beautiful building and you nailed it, Thanks
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