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Abandoned Lunatic Asylum, West Yorkshire (May 2015)

It has been a while since I’ve posted on the blog, lets just say everything’s going to be back to normal and running smoothly again!

The hospital is located within the City of Leeds metropolitan borough and was first opened on 8 October 1888 as the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum. The hospital closed in 2003 and the site has since been developed for residential use, some of which is in the old hospital buildings.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Royds_Hospital

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The explore was a rather random decision and wasn’t planned in the slightest, the ones which are always the best!! We managed to get into two buildings which were on this site, with one been to what I believe was a school type building judging by what was left and then the other been the Admin Block to the former Asylum. These are the only two parts which are left on this site due to the rest of the Hospital been demolished/converted into luxury houses and apartments. The Admin building is very impressive and still consists of some really grand rooms, a ballroom, endless corridors and a clock tower with an impressive view of the estate.

We visited the school type building first to which we entered by an already open door, we thought this was the entry to the entire complex initially.

These first three photos are from the first building!

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Asylum Admin Block
Entry to this part of the complex was a tad more challenging than an already open door!

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Admin Block Clock Tower & Rooftop Vibe

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More photos can be seen from this visit on my Flickr:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/125075228@N03/albums/72157658860301842

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