Harperbury Hospital

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Harperbury was opened in 1928 using converted WWI airfield hangars and known as the Hangars Certified Institution. Male patients lived and worked there are assisted in the building of the main colony itself between which was completed in stages between 1931 - 1936. The 'Middlesex Colony' as it was known, was part of an ambitious plan which included the building Shenley Mental Hospital nearby (and on the same estate), although the colony was never fully completed. The name Harperbury Hospital was adopted in 1950.

This is a visit from back towards the end of last year, completely forgot that I had these shots on my laptop still,

It was a calm, quite bright evening during the week on a October night, me and a couple of friends decided to during the day to discuss on where to go later that night, we all decided to visit Harperbury Hospital, so we met up once we had all finished work, we kitted ourselves up and decided to leave, what a journey it was, hour and a half later we had arrived, only to find out that we had to do a long walk across some fields along a public footpath luckily,

On our way we come across 2 long what thought were sheds, however to this day we don’t know what they were, (first couple of pictures)

We then left this site and followed the path on further, we finally come across what we believe to be the abandoned part of Harperbury old hospital, we entered the building and well as you will see in the shots there weren’t a lot of interesting things there apart from the swing that looked very interesting and ancient.
We carry on walking around and just like the first building there wasn’t much interesting things inside them, just evidence of vandals and thieves.

Hope you enjoy the shots I managed to take before it got dark.

This is the shed type building

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this is the swing i was talking about
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football pitch in the middle of this site
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floors falling through
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quick shot from the computer to show you the layout of the site
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Thanks for looking at my thread guys, hope to put some more up soon, if anyone wants to come to a derelict with me it would be awesome
 
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MRH112

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As good as this is I myself prefer having the images on the threat itself, its annoying having to click each picture individually.
 

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Yeah thank you for posting but if you could edit your post following the instructions posted by cogito that would be awesome.
 

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sorry for the inconvenience guys, cogito do i copy the url or the link because i tried both but they both havent shown up
 
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I have just updated the instructions on that thread to reflect recent changes on Flickr. :)
 

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Hi, its me. did you only explore whats on the last pic on the page? if so you missed some mate. theres other buildings near that have padded cells and lock-down dark rooms. also some rooms that have a chair bolted to the floor in the middle of the room. im supprsed derelictplaces allowed the last picture aswel mate. Anyway good report mate.
 

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Thanks for posting but it does sound (and look) like you made hard work of it. Harperbury's decay is really quite pretty on a nice sunny day and there's plenty of on-site parking.
 

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ExplorerAnt i guess we could go there and you can give me a little tour in these buildings

LittleOz this was one of the first places me and my friends visited didnt really know alot then we are quite clued up now
 

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