- Jun 21, 2017
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HISTORY: St Crispins Asylum was originally known as Berrywood Asylum in 1886. It housed 61 male and 54 female patients. By 1915 it housed over 1000 patients. The grounds encorporated cottages for attendants and estate staff and it had its own burial grounds. The most prominent feature is the water tower that can bee seen for miles around and decorated on top with a clock that has 4 faces.
In 1887 extensions took place creating a children's ward, a female only wing, an isolation hospital, a stone chapel and it's own mortuary. St Crispins made the news when a fire broke out in the Schuster Ward killing 6 patients. It closed it's doors in 1995 and has been left to decay ever since. Vandals and metal theives and several more fires have taken its toll on the old buildings.
Most of the hospital was renovated into new homes. The current property developer, as I understand, ran out of money and stopped the remaining renovation work.
EXPLORE: My best friend (and the other half of the Funky Muffin crew) have been to this location so many times over the past 2 years we've lost count. There's something sobering after a crappy week at work to go sit in an abandoned mental asylum and listen to the noises the buildings make. Personally, we love it there and it pains us to see the damage being done by such rotten people.
These are some of my favourite shots taken over 2017 and maybe some from 2018. Thanks for looking