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    Default Pool Parc Asylum - August 2015


    On my way over to Ireland in the summer, we passed through Wales and I had a hit list of places I could easily find in the time. First was Pool Parc which I really enjoyed. I found the setting very peaceful.

    Brief history of place as very well known:- it was originally owned by Sir Walter Bagot. In 1862 the original house on the estate was re-built in a mock Tudor, half timbered style with the interior having elaborate wood panelling and a magnificent oak staircase said to have originally come from a former bishop's residence called Clocaenog. In 1928 the Bagot family lost the estate on a bet at the races!
    It was acquired by the North Wales Counties Mental Hospital and opened in 1937 to accommodate patients to relieve the overcrowding at Denbigh Asylum. It closed in 1990 and has laid derelict ever since.

    The explore:- This was a family explore with my husband and 2 kids plus dog. Well, we were on our way to our holiday! We all got in and explored ground floor together. The interior is dark in many places as windows are boarded up on the ground floor. The staircase however had full sunlight beaming in on it so taking photos was very difficult with my limited skills. Upstairs has very dodgy floors - kids sent back down! The cellar was scary as pitch black with my husband leading the way with the torch.

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    First view



    Loved how nature is taking over with tree growing seemingly out of the wall.



    Kitchen door.



    Attic room above kitchen area. Paper plates decorating the wall!





    Interesting design feature.



    Stonework at the front has held up very well.



    Practically first thing we came across inside - the infamous green chair.



    These were the best stair shots I could get!





    I liked this panelling - hadn't seen on other posts.



    The scary cellar - minus kids. Looks like a face staring in the window!!






    Thanks for looking.

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    Nice post Den, thanks for sharing.

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    Very nice your photos are great..

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    Nice post, somewhere I've always fancied myself

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    Great stuff DiggerDen, I wouldn't mind having a look around this one myself :) there seems to be quite a lot of nice explores around the Wales area. I can't wait to see your other posts from Wales :)

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    Nice photos but that cellar does look a bit creepy.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    Nice set there and that staircase us to die for.got this place in my list to see
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    Nice one, cheers for sharing :)
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