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    Default Whitchurch Asylum, January 2019


    Intro
    This place has blown up recently on forums and the fear is that vandalism will grow, before anything happened we got down there because those corridors are just...
    well...
    the photos will tell you.

    The Building
    Costing over 300,000 this asylum would relieve overcrowding of Glamorgan asylum and those in other Hospitals. The site opened in 1908 accommodating for 750 patients with 10 wards split evenly for the Male and Female population.

    The site was a self contained community, with its own water tower, steam generators (mostly as standby), and a farm. Like most Victorian institutes.

    Throughout the wars the site was used as a hospital for both military and civilian personnel which allowed the treatment of PTSD to begin whilst in the early stages.

    With the end of the wars the hospital was taken over by the NHS. Throughout the 1980's the use of community care lead to a decline in the hospital's use. In 2010 the decision was made to transfer the services to a more centralised site.

    By mid-2016 the site was closed. All services had been moved to Llandough.

    Today with the recent exposure the Grade II listed structure is slowly falling into the hands of nature and vandals. The security have a difficult battle to save this structure due to the scale of the site.

    The Explore
    After a 3AM start we had driven from the east to snowy landscape of wales.

    Was an ideal explore to test out the replacement camera, which failed to disappoint.

    Once inside we had been quick to notice most of the stuff was gone, dentist chairs and beds had been removed.

    After a good three hours we had finished shooting and left.

    The Photos


    Birdseye by KPUrbex
    From the water tower.

    Follow The Corridor_KPUe by KPUrbex
    A relatively good hallway.

    Divisions_KPUe by KPUrbex
    Hallway Porn

    ReflectionOfOurPast by KPUrbex
    Decayed Hallway



    TheDentists_KPUe by KPUrbex
    Replacement Dentist Chair

    Surgery_KPUe by KPUrbex
    Some sort of Surgery?


    A ward with the curtain rails.


    Right that'll be all, thanks for lookin'

    KP
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    Don't worry about security until you've been caught.

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    cracking photos and very well done report!

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    Quote Originally Posted by j-banks View Post
    cracking photos and very well done report!
    Thanks alot J. Glad you like them.
    Don't worry about security until you've been caught.

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    Im a new user (long time explorer). Great report and some awesome photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdillinger View Post
    Im a new user (long time explorer). Great report and some awesome photos.
    Welcome I guess. Thanks, glad you like 'em.
    Don't worry about security until you've been caught.

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    This place is quickly deteriorating with the ammount of kids actively smashing up the place... The sporadic secca patrols do not seem to give a monkeys about the whole section of fence panelling missing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaramanger View Post
    This place is quickly deteriorating with the ammount of kids actively smashing up the place... The sporadic secca patrols do not seem to give a monkeys about the whole section of fence panelling missing
    From what Iv'e seen its only really smashing of windows so far. We did have a run in with the security on the way out and the cameras are active.
    Don't worry about security until you've been caught.

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    Nioe report
    Looks a good place.
    Good work
    Black cat exploring company
    & LSD - Leicester Super Derpers

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wombat View Post
    Nioe report
    Looks a good place.
    Good work
    Thanks Wombat. It's slowing becoming more vandalised so best go quick.
    Don't worry about security until you've been caught.

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    Only three hours inside? That's nowhere near enough time to cover the whole place surely.

    Something really needs to be done about the security here, it's a joke.
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