St Andrews Mental Hospital. Thorpe St Andrew Norwich.

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The Norfolk County Asylum as it was in its first Guise was opened in 1811 on the North Side of the River Yare Valley jusy East Of Norwich. A second Annexe was built a few years later on the other side of the Main Gt Yarmouth to Norwich Road. It closed in around 2008 pretty recently for such a size Hospital. I have been wanting to check this Beauty out for a long while and with the Very Good company of Man of 2 worlds and the Fanatical Explorer Boy we ventured into Madness!... First of all a few Exteriors The Morgue I believe
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These are the Extremely Scary steps down to the Basement which was almost like a Crypt..
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The Main Computor Control Room,
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A lovely Bright Blue Generator!
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The Highlight of the Visit was this find above the Maintenance Dept, a room full of Ledgers, Patient records and othe Memorabillia, Comics, Books some dating back to 1930!
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These are the Isolation Cells Now for the Basement, this really did scare me! Sorry for the massive amounts of shots but this was an epic explore!
 

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What a brilliant explore, loved the pictures, you can never take too many!
 

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Holy s**t Shucky, those shots are way cool - ample ownage on your part there :mrgreen:

A damn cool place huh - looking forward to the return visit complete with floor plan ;)

mo2w
 

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This one looks pretty un-touched. Is there much to see in the way of buildings -well spread-out?
Reckon that those Ledgers would make a good read. Hope that they get saved, regardless of what happens to the Hospital itself.
Great selection of photos. Thanks for posting Shucks! :)
 

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spot on! good effort u lot! return visit??? count me in if u will have me! i was only looking at this place the other day and came to the conclusion in my mind that it had been converted into housing but i stand corrected, great report and pics shuck, loving the 3rd pic, i never get enough external pics for sum reason lol. i must say i have a soft spot for these old asylums tho. so much history, good and bad but a pleasure to walk around and take it all in. i'll swap ya severalls with st andrews ;)
 
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and i thought the first annexe was officially opened in 1814 but the foundation stone was laid earlier, i.e they cant open a building that isnt built. im probly wrong but i dont mind looking like a tit :D i use this website a fair bit and its got some good stuff on there http://www.countyasylums.com/mentalasylums/standrews01.htm with thanks to the owners of the site for their time and effort too :) helped me out untold amounts of time but im unsure as to how accurate the info is! oh and i hope u were wearing a mask too :p
 
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Holy s**t Shucky, those shots are way cool - ample ownage on your part there :mrgreen:

A damn cool place huh - looking forward to the return visit complete with floor plan ;)

mo2w

It was a very good explore. I had to put all these shots up mate to do the Place Justice.
 

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and i thought the first annexe was officially opened in 1814 but the foundation stone was laid earlier, i.e they cant open a building that isnt built. im probly wrong but i dont mind looking like a tit :D i use this website a fair bit and its got some good stuff on there http://www.countyasylums.com/mentalasylums/standrews01.htm with thanks to the owners of the site for their time and effort too :) helped me out untold amounts of time but im unsure as to how accurate the info is! oh and i hope u were wearing a mask too :p

We were defo Wearing Masks Erol. You would have been overawed by the size of the Place, it was enormous.
 

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Excellant report BS,its refreshing to see a new one but on the other hand its sad that yet another old place has been condemned.Get yourself down to West Park before Sevs as it wont last much longer I doubt.
 

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the worst thing is im going to thorpe park on sunday and im going right passed west park, st ebbas and the remains of the other three :(
 

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yay, someone finaly said the actual name of this place, not pretending it was an undiscovered asylum. Good work that man :)
 

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