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    In 1772 at a meeting at York Castle, the Archbishop of York called together gentlemen of the three ridings of Yorkshire, along with Dr Alexander Hunter and architect John Carr. His intention was to create a lunatic asylum to prevent the mentally ill from being placed in unsuitable institutions like prisons. The asylum was completed by 1777 and was named County Lunatic Asylum, York.

    It was later found some patients were held in awful conditions. The abuses at the York Asylum later became the centre of a great controversy. A national investigation in 1813-14 led to questions in Parliament. Some of the asylum records were burned in a suspiciously timed fire and two different sets of financial accounts were discovered. The resulting scandal led to substantial reforms in the way the hospital was run.



    It was later known as Bootham Park Hospital, and was closed with 5 days notice by 1st October 2015 after being declared unfit for purpose. Operations here should have completely stopped, but a unit for those detained under the Mental Health Act was reopened in December 2015 and outpatient clinics were reopened in February 2016. The hospital was completely shut down by October 2017.
























































    Thanks for looking,

    Rubex

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    Superb. Hopefully it will maintain this condition for a long time. :)

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    Lovely report! some cracking photos there well done rubex

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    Amazing as always Rubex :)

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    i envy you this place. much better lit than Cefn Coed.
    "When the time comes to leave, just walk away slowly and don't make any fuss" - Banksy

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    That's a belter of a report. Amazing place and fab pix.

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    That is so beautifully done that I'm not even gonna attempt a wisecrack, great work Miss Rubex, Loved it, Thanks 😀
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    Very nice, I used to live about 300M away from this place. Brings back some memories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smiler View Post
    That is so beautifully done that I'm not even gonna attempt a wisecrack, great work Miss Rubex, Loved it, Thanks ��
    Aw thanks Smiler! It's certainly a stunning building, and the 3 pints of cider I had before going in helped with any nerves haha!

    Quote Originally Posted by krela View Post
    Very nice, I used to live about 300M away from this place. Brings back some memories.
    Funnily enough I thought about you when I was there. I remember you said you went to university in York. I had a walk about the city in the evening. Such a lovely place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubex View Post
    Funnily enough I thought about you when I was there. I remember you said you went to university in York. I had a walk about the city in the evening. Such a lovely place.
    Yeah I went to St John's College (Or York St John University as it's called now), which is just across the road from here. York is beautiful, I've not been back since I left in 1997 though! I really must go sometime.

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