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Wolverhampton Eye Infirmary


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Nothing new here Im afraid but this place is still quite photogenic IMO.

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The Infirmary was built by Wolverhampton builders Henry Willcock & Co. at a cost of £13,000 and opened in 1888, providing three men's and three women's wards with thirty beds and five children's cots. A significant part of the cost was met by local philanthropist, Philip Horsman, who also donated the Art Gallery to the town and whose benefaction is commemorated in the Fountain in St. Peter's Gardens.

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It is constructed of red brick with elaborate brick details and stone dressings. It is built to an irregular plan in a simple Gothic style under a plain clay tiled roof with crested ridge tiles and two spired turrets, one of which has an inscribed stone plaque bearing the legend: "EYE INFIRMARY AD 1887. Some of the original sash windows have been replaced and late 20th century extensions to the original west front have detracted from the character and appearance of the original building.

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There are three principal buildings on this site: the original Infirmary of 1888; the Nurses' Home of 1927; and the Outpatients'/Accident and Emergency Extension of 1937. These buildings are quite different in style but all are of definite architectural and historic interest and all were designed by significant local architects.

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Thats all folks

 
I went here a year or so ago, got caught by work men and escorted off the site. They were shocked that I had got into the grounds, and attempted to explore inside on my own. Looks amazing to me , lovely deacy! Wish I had taken a different way in now lol
 
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I went here a year or so ago, got caught by work men and escorted off the site. They were shocked that I had got into the grounds, and attempted to explore inside on my own. Looks amazing to me , lovely deacy! Wish I had taken a different way in now lol

from memory there was some work going on when we went but not sure what they were doing.
From memory we just walked in, think it was down a adjacent property drive & across back (may of been a small wall cant remember) I do remember thinking u could of jumped the wall / fence on corner of main rd easy enough at a quieter time.

edit - looking at pics again I remember entry into building was quite tricky, I think we got on roof of a building then across gap through a window into curved corridor, I remember it being slippy as hell. lol
 
I managed to climb a wall on the front with cars constantly passing. I went down some stairs into the basement area, it was creepy as hell! Only in a few minutes and could hear men talking and approaching. I hid in a corner behind a wall. I thought do I wait to get caught or come out with my hands up lol. I did the latter. I was petrified tbh I had no idea who they could be. Luckily workmen, but it makes you realise how bloody dangerous this exploring can be, especially a female on their own. So after a 2 hour drive and about 5 minutes inside that was my visit to the infirmary.
 
I managed to climb a wall on the front with cars constantly passing. I went down some stairs into the basement area, it was creepy as hell! Only in a few minutes and could hear men talking and approaching. I hid in a corner behind a wall. I thought do I wait to get caught or come out with my hands up lol. I did the latter. I was petrified tbh I had no idea who they could be. Luckily workmen, but it makes you realise how bloody dangerous this exploring can be, especially a female on their own. So after a 2 hour drive and about 5 minutes inside that was my visit to the infirmary.
You are brave tbh, I'm mid 40s guy & still try to avoid exploring on own ool
 
You are brave tbh, I'm mid 40s guy & still try to avoid exploring on own probably more

You are brave tbh, I'm mid 40s guy & still try to avoid exploring on own ool
Probably more stupid than brave ! 😆 I do take my little Jack Russel/chihuahua Barney with me. He's great company, but would just lick you to death.
 
Wolverhampton Eye Infirmary


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Nothing new here Im afraid but this place is still quite photogenic IMO.

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The Infirmary was built by Wolverhampton builders Henry Willcock & Co. at a cost of £13,000 and opened in 1888, providing three men's and three women's wards with thirty beds and five children's cots. A significant part of the cost was met by local philanthropist, Philip Horsman, who also donated the Art Gallery to the town and whose benefaction is commemorated in the Fountain in St. Peter's Gardens.

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It is constructed of red brick with elaborate brick details and stone dressings. It is built to an irregular plan in a simple Gothic style under a plain clay tiled roof with crested ridge tiles and two spired turrets, one of which has an inscribed stone plaque bearing the legend: "EYE INFIRMARY AD 1887. Some of the original sash windows have been replaced and late 20th century extensions to the original west front have detracted from the character and appearance of the original building.

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There are three principal buildings on this site: the original Infirmary of 1888; the Nurses' Home of 1927; and the Outpatients'/Accident and Emergency Extension of 1937. These buildings are quite different in style but all are of definite architectural and historic interest and all were designed by significant local architects.

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Thats all folks

would you be able to give the location i’d love to go explore it?
 
would you be able to give the location i’d love to go explore it?
The nearest location I've found is opposite 32 Compton Road, Wolverhampton. But before you go exploring the site have a read of the BBC report
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cyxggyzdyyno
and maybe you'll change your mind. It will be transformed into the most disguting apartment complex I've ever seen.
 
Mate seriously type that into Google
If he does that he will get the modern eye hospital. That happened to me so, I had to read the BBC report and get the address from there, and then paste it into Google Maps. That's how I came up with "opposite 32 Compton Street, Wolverhampton". He wont get in as it's being demolished.
 
It goes to show how versatile the Google search can be. My entry was only two lines long but you managed to post a massive 140K picture file into the thread. Which turns out to be neater for the forum? My two line answer or your 140K picture file?
 
It goes to show how versatile the Google search can be. My entry was only two lines long but you managed to post a massive 140K picture file into the thread. Which turns out to be neater for the forum? My two line answer or your 140K picture file?

I was simply proving a point about peoples laziness.
sure some places are tricky to find but many like this are childproof.... Its even got a review on it on google :ROFLMAO:
 
“The plans will see 75 apartments built alongside an eating disorder clinic” (the BBC article) — oh the irony of it — so when the residents of the new apartments get stressed out and bulimic they won’t have far to go.
 

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