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.

abandoned lunatic asylum

Entry relat­ed to loca­tion: Unit­ed King­dom

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.

denby mental hospital

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.

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Tallest abandoned structures in the world

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.