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    I didn’t think I would get the chance to see this place again, and this was one of my favourite explores… I was very keen to go back. And man was it worth it – I saw 4 times more than my last visit three years ago. It was a real privilege to see the cells, the hall, the grand staircase; and some more those iconic honeycomb ceilings. The building is extremely dicey in places – a lot worse than I remembered. Some floors are wonky, some floors are rotten… and some floors are missing altogether. That said, the natural decay in here is awesome.

    The site is being converted for housing. A lot of the foliage has been cleared, building work has begun, and the water tower controversially demolished.


    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 1960’s it was known as St John’s 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.



































    more of those corridors


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    Nicely captured before it gets destroyed.
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    Good work there Sir. Terrible news about the water tower.

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    Great stuff wombat..and great to meet you finally..I am so glad you saw more than you had previously..pesistance pays off and a sore arm now lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeymutt View Post
    Great stuff wombat..and great to meet you finally..I am so glad you saw more than you had previously..pesistance pays off and a sore arm now lol
    Great to meet you at last :)
    persistence certainly paid off. Really enjoyed this trip :)
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    What a place! Loving that ceiling.. Is it artex?
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    Great pictures of the place Wombat :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubex View Post
    Great pictures of the place Wombat :)
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    Despite the scaffolding on the stairs, its still a beautiful place so good job Mr Wombat :D
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    Brilliant! I live in Lincoln, but never had the chance to explore. I take it security has become more lax now that contractors are around? I especially love the shot of the wrought ironwork over the walkway! Top stuff! Thanks for sharing.

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