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Thread: St John's Mental Asylum, Lincolnshire, Jan 2019

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sectionate View Post
    I thought exactly the same thing, might make a trip!

    Also - Insane Asylum, or Mental Hospital. Never Mental Asylum
    What's the difference between the two? I'm happy to change title of the report.

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    The Victorians certainly knew how to build stuff.
    Also found a link to this place and other asylums here:
    St John's Hospital, Bracebridge Heath - County Asylums

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    Quote Originally Posted by KPUrbex View Post
    Thanks. The ceiling looks as if there should have been something on it, like a sheet of plaster, its rather unusual.
    No; there was nothing supposed to be attached to the patterned plaster work. These ceiling patterns were the first attempt at applying the Scientific Theory of the Transmission of Sound Waves to a Building - specifically long, echoing corridors. The hope was that the ridged ceiling would hinder or break up the sound patterns of the patient's screams and thus cut down on the 'noise'. Sadly a failure and only solved with the advent of the sound deadening fibre (acoustic) tile. The noise from these corridors would have been horrendous and very unsettling - a young woman from a monied family, who found herself unmarried and pregnant, quite often was shut away and hidden by her family in these places to save face and hide the shame. To me these places are always a reminder of horrendous pain and suffering and very little hope!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirus_Strictus View Post
    No; there was nothing supposed to be attached to the patterned plaster work. These ceiling patterns were the first attempt at applying the Scientific Theory of the Transmission of Sound Waves to a Building - specifically long, echoing corridors. The hope was that the ridged ceiling would hinder or break up the sound patterns of the patient's screams and thus cut down on the 'noise'. Sadly a failure and only solved with the advent of the sound deadening fibre (acoustic) tile. The noise from these corridors would have been horrendous and very unsettling - a young woman from a monied family, who found herself unmarried and pregnant, quite often was shut away and hidden by her family in these places to save face and hide the shame. To me these places are always a reminder of horrendous pain and suffering and very little hope!
    on one had that's quite a nice bit of info on the other hand, rather unfortunate it ever had to happen.
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    As everyone else has said... Didn't expect to see this again!
    Still one of my favourite UK explores

    Excellent work
    Black cat exploring company
    & LSD - Leicester Super Derpers

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wombat View Post
    As everyone else has said... Didn't expect to see this again!
    Still one of my favourite UK explores

    Excellent work
    I appear to have surprised everyone with this. It's quite a unique explore, better than some other aslyums.
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    this site is still undergoing further planning permission and was postponed until further notice early in 2018. All diggers, trucks and bricks in which they use to referb the whole complex are still there also.

    I went the other week with two of my best friends as we are also keen urban explorers and we were upset to the max.

    Not only were we worn out about having to try and find the one and only way in, but the first block we entered, was completely destroyed. Glass broken everywhere due to vandals and also up on to the first floor, the actual floor was sinking as felt as though if you were to use all your body weight to shimmy round the corners you were going to fall through.

    The site is an absolute beautiful view, just a shame that a place like this is left to rot and turn in to a standing death trap rather than a free, abandoned museum...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgus View Post
    this site is still undergoing further planning permission and was postponed until further notice early in 2018. All diggers, trucks and bricks in which they use to referb the whole complex are still there also.

    I went the other week with two of my best friends as we are also keen urban explorers and we were upset to the max.

    Not only were we worn out about having to try and find the one and only way in, but the first block we entered, was completely destroyed. Glass broken everywhere due to vandals and also up on to the first floor, the actual floor was sinking as felt as though if you were to use all your body weight to shimmy round the corners you were going to fall through.

    The site is an absolute beautiful view, just a shame that a place like this is left to rot and turn in to a standing death trap rather than a free, abandoned museum...
    That place was a death trap when we went around, you just have to walk where you think is safe, I often try to find support beams and keep to them. The place is trashed, just have to search for the good bits.
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    Amazing photos!

    I intended to visit whilst attending Uni there but never found the time!

    Nice to finally see some great quality photos of the place!
    So mote it be...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteStag13 View Post
    Amazing photos!

    I intended to visit whilst attending Uni there but never found the time!

    Nice to finally see some great quality photos of the place!
    Thanks a lot man, glad you like it!
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