The house for the mentally ill has been empty for a long time, but despite this, passing through its corridors, blood freezes in the veins and it seems that at the next fork or turn, a lost patient will come out to meet. Since 2004, the ex-lunatic asylum has officially received historical status and has become a favorite place for photographers and historians.
Continuing the theme of abandoned psychiatric clinics and hospitals, a story about this place follows. Denbigh Lunatic Asylum was built in 1846 to treat Welsh patients. It could accommodate up to 1,500 patients for constant monitoring.
In North Wales for a long time there was no house for the insane, despite the fact that in 1808 a law was passed according to which an asylum for the insane was to be built in every county. No action was taken in North Wales until 1840, because the population was too poor to finance the building of such an institution.
In 1842, the need to create an asylum for the sick in North Wales became an undeniable necessity. Construction work lasted about 4 years. The official opening took place on November 14, 1848.
The clinic was built from locally produced bricks. Later, a chapel was added to it, built with money donated by the widow of Mr. Ablett, the man who had previously donated the land on which the hospital was built.
Initially, the hospital could only accommodate 200 patients. But under mounting pressure, the number of seats increased rapidly. The largest expansion was recorded in 1899. At that time, the hospital accommodated 1,500 people.
After such a rapid heyday, the relevance of the hospital began to fade, and by 1995 it was completely empty and closed, turning into an eerie attraction.
The building is gradually falling apart due to vandal raids. If soon the authorities do not decide what to convert it into, it will completely collapse. One of the successful ideas is the creation of a prison, but so far it is only in words.
Window for building ventilation
Dark and depressing
Peeling plaster and old brickwork
Remains of private life of patients
Remains of documents
Will this door spin again?
In continuation, read also about the abandoned villages and cities of the world in a separate selection.