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Ruined Chapel of the Leper Hospital of St. James, Dunwich

A forgotten wheelchair in the vast underground network of tunnels beneath Greystone Psychiatric Hospital.

Incredible today, imagine then? The main hall ceiling of the decaying and abandoned Hellingly Hospital in the UK. Photo by Romany WG.

Wooden spiral staircase in 1828 administrative building, Western State Hospital, Staunton, Virginia. @designerwallace

  • shanda

    green is the most popular color for mental institution interiors because it is calming.

Whittingham Asylum One of the largest asylums in the United Kingdom it was built in 1869 on the designs of Henry Littler in the woody grounds of Lancashire. During its heyday the asylum’s main building and annexes housed 3533 patients and 548 staff. It had its own farms, telephone exchange, post office, reservoirs, gas works, orchestra, brass band, butchers and brewery and even a railway station. It was a model of a self-contained asylum. It pioneered the use of EEG.

Apparently they had a fire.... St Georges Asylum Stafford

Prypiat, Ukraine. (Chernobyl)

Linda Vista Hospital, Los Angeles. (images via: Abandoned but not Forgotten)

North Wales Hospital. (images via: Opacity) In 1842, Dr. Samuel Hitch noticed the terrible treatment that poor Welsh mental patients were receiving in English asylums. He drummed up public interest in building a new lunatic asylum to serve Northern Wales, and in 1848 Denbigh Asylum opened its doors. It operated until 1995.

North Wales Hospital. (images via: Opacity) In 1842, Dr. Samuel Hitch noticed the terrible treatment that poor Welsh mental patients were receiving in English asylums. He drummed up public interest in building a new lunatic asylum to serve Northern Wales, and in 1848 Denbigh Asylum opened its doors. It operated until 1995.

North Wales Hospital. (images via: Opacity) In 1842, Dr. Samuel Hitch noticed the terrible treatment that poor Welsh mental patients were receiving in English asylums. He drummed up public interest in building a new lunatic asylum to serve Northern Wales, and in 1848 Denbigh Asylum opened its doors. It operated until 1995.

St. John’s Hospital/Lincolnshire County Pauper Lunatic Asylum. Penniless “lunatics” were also the main residents of St. John’s Hospital in Lincolnshire, England. Opened in 1852, the asylum was enlarged and expanded many times until its final closure in 1989. It was later converted to apartments, but not before urban explorers were able to get in and have a look around at what is left over after pauper lunatics occupy a building for more than 140 years.

St. John’s Hospital/Lincolnshire County Pauper Lunatic Asylum. Penniless “lunatics” were also the main residents of St. John’s Hospital in Lincolnshire, England. Opened in 1852, the asylum was enlarged and expanded many times until its final closure in 1989. It was later converted to apartments, but not before urban explorers were able to get in and have a look around at what is left over after pauper lunatics occupy a building for more than 140 years.

St. John’s Hospital/Lincolnshire County Pauper Lunatic Asylum. Penniless “lunatics” were also the main residents of St. John’s Hospital in Lincolnshire, England. Opened in 1852, the asylum was enlarged and expanded many times until its final closure in 1989. It was later converted to apartments, but not before urban explorers were able to get in and have a look around at what is left over after pauper lunatics occupy a building for more than 140 years.