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    Rauceby asylum opened in 1902 as an asylum for the mentally ill. It was known then as Kesteven county asylum. It was renamed Kesteven Mental Hospital in 1924, until the name was changed again to Rauceby Mental Hospital in 1933. In 1940 the building was taken over by the Royal Air Force, renamed as No.4 RAF Hospital Rauceby it became a crash and burns unit under the control of nearby RAF Cranwell.

    The asylum closed in 1997 and was abandoned until 2004 when David Wilson Homes began redevelopment work.

    On the explore...

    To me the area seems as though it is in quite a bad condition. The redevelopment work does't appear to be showing much progress. Except for the fact that there is less to see! The water tower was knocked down a while ago and the underground tunnels that connect wards are inaccessible.

    For more information and history, I have to give credit to this guys website:

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    However the chapel is under reconstruction with plans to turn it into a restaurant.

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    Thanks for looking :D
    Last edited by julesthebadmf; 15th Jan 16 at 13:34.

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    You did a grand job a'that Jules, I enjoyed it, Thanks
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    Nice one Jules..looks a bit different from when I went a few years ago.all the buildings were open.it was a case of avoid the builders though.it was my first proper asylum too.
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeymutt View Post
    Nice one Jules..looks a bit different from when I went a few years ago.all the buildings were open.it was a case of avoid the builders though.it was my first proper asylum too.
    Yeah most of the buildings are completely bricked up and the ones you can look in have been completely stripped. Just empty shells really.


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    Nice one! Shame there's not more of it left!
    Thanks for sharing :)
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    Enjoyed my visit round here a few years back. It was stripped then, but more was open.
    Rauceby is still one of my favourite explores

    good work chap :)
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    Some fantastic pics fella - really enjoyed it - that church looked fab - would loved to have seen the inside

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