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    HISTORY: St Crispins Asylum was originally known as Berrywood Asylum in 1886. It housed 61 male and 54 female patients. By 1915 it housed over 1000 patients. The grounds encorporated cottages for attendants and estate staff and it had its own burial grounds. The most prominent feature is the water tower that can bee seen for miles around and decorated on top with a clock that has 4 faces.
    In 1887 extensions took place creating a children's ward, a female only wing, an isolation hospital, a stone chapel and it's own mortuary. St Crispins made the news when a fire broke out in the Schuster Ward killing 6 patients. It closed it's doors in 1995 and has been left to decay ever since. Vandals and metal theives and several more fires have taken its toll on the old buildings.
    Most of the hospital was renovated into new homes. The current property developer, as I understand, ran out of money and stopped the remaining renovation work.

    EXPLORE: My best friend (and the other half of the Funky Muffin crew) have been to this location so many times over the past 2 years we've lost count. There's something sobering after a crappy week at work to go sit in an abandoned mental asylum and listen to the noises the buildings make. Personally, we love it there and it pains us to see the damage being done by such rotten people.

    These are some of my favourite shots taken over 2017 and maybe some from 2018. Thanks for looking












































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    Nice, Ill b the first to ask...did u get up the tower?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikinGlynn View Post
    Nice, Ill b the first to ask...did u get up the tower?
    Sadly, no. The place is falling to bits and you have to be a mountain goat to gain access the way they do. I’d rather not risk my life :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FunkyMuffin View Post
    Sadly, no. The place is falling to bits and you have to be a mountain goat to gain access the way they do. I’d rather not risk my life :)
    Yeah I thought the same last time I was there lol

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    Thanks funkymuffin i really like this place, totally get what you mean about just "listening to the noises from the building".

    Has the current redev stopped then, the one that started late last year??? You visited here this year didn't you, do you mean redev has stopped again this year??? The place will burn down next I fear, I know its had a few fires over the years but the property developers will want to finish it off for sure next time

    You caught some lovely shots in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prettyvacant71 View Post
    Thanks funkymuffin i really like this place, totally get what you mean about just "listening to the noises from the building".

    Has the current redev stopped then, the one that started late last year??? You visited here this year didn't you, do you mean redev has stopped again this year??? The place will burn down next I fear, I know its had a few fires over the years but the property developers will want to finish it off for sure next time

    You caught some lovely shots in there.
    Thank you, and the photos are a year old, I was just there last month. No redevolpers, maybe the people you are speaking of were the ones that installed a high fence around the places of entry. Not a soul there. It is more trashed and that was sad to see. I fear it will be finished off soon as well. Only one good building left to burn 😢

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