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    Default Silverlands orphange - Chertsey - March 19


    Silverlands orphanage
    March 2019

    Wow, this place has gone downhill. Roughly 4 million spent on security over the years however evidently none on maintenance, causing water damage to bring this once amazing building into a state of disrepair.
    I failed getting into here a year and a half ago, since then this site has been at the top of my list, it was great to finally see it for myself, just a shame its ruined now.
    To get in and out of this place undetected by security is a myth, but we somehow succeeded
    This was all thanks to @andrew32

    History
    Originally built in 1849 by a local brewer as a country house, during its time it served many purposes, in 1920 it was rebuilt by the hotham family as a family home. In 1938 it became an orphanage. It was also used to train nursing staff for the local asylum and hospital. In 2002 an application was put foward to convert it into a paedophile rehab institute, which was refuted by the local community, it has stood empty and rotting ever since.

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    I usually hate using flash, it results in a strange exposure, however now the building is all boarded up it was the only way. Apologies













































    Thank you for looking!

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    Photos aren't bad, normally using flash look 10x worse than that. On the other hand those stairs are nice.
    Don't worry about security until you've been caught.
    KPUrbex

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    Good work. Yes - going down hill fast but plenty to see still.

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    That's a nice update. But falling into further disrepair. As always and has been said in previous threads the staircase is nice.
    Last edited by Hugh Jorgan; 5th Mar 19 at 14:45. Reason: Spotted a spelling error.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    Perhaps its only redeeming quality at this point unfortunately

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    Wow! 😲 Can't believe how rotten it's actually become since I was last there, it was spotless when I last went. I'm very local so might have a cheeky mooch soon. 😉 Those stairs though, still stunning as ever! 🤩 Thank you for this report, great pics. 😃

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    Nice to see a recent report on this, I went before couple year still had security, look in bad condition sadly!

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