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    St Mary's Hospital, designed by RW Johnson, was built at the east side of a former workhouse in 1869 to 1870. On each side of the building was a separate entrance for male and female patients.

    The workhouse, originally designed by Charles Dyer and built in 1836, was a place that the local poor people could work at for food and clothing.

    To the best of my knowledge the hospital has been closed for around 5 years. Internally decay is starting to set in, although it still looks in use from the front. This is due to the well maintained gardens and staff from the hospital behind as well as local residents and visitors to the town still using the car park.

    Whilst Mikeymutt and I were looking for a way in we were approached by a woman who resembled an old Matron. She came walking over to Mikeymutt asking what he was up to. He told her we were just taking pictures of the outside of the building and then she left. I'm glad she did because she looked pretty scary!!!























































    Thanks for looking,

    Rubex

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    Very enjoyable, glad you weren't stopped from getting in. I'm always amazed at the small details such as paper towels still in the dispensers.

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    Looks like the damps got in there Rubex, I enjoyed it, Thanks
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    Nice one rubex..I enjoyed this one..that matron was a bit scary.I liked it when you said to me "glad she did not catch you going the way you originally wanted to go in.she would have beat you up"..cheers lol..a great collection of shots there
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    Liking this one guys!
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    Must see this one day
    top work Rubex
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    Ooh Matron!
    Fantastic looking place, glad you got in, thanks for sharing :)
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    Lucky escape but worth it you've got some great shots.

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    Nice photos. The damo is really setting in isn't it
    The voice that guides the blind, following not with your ears but your mind

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    Thanks for the nice comments :)

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