Part of the same abandoned hospital as yesterday. This time of the original house where the Victorian details have been left to the elements.
Don't forget the new trick we were taught...press F11 for a fuller view
Oh and some history...
The origins of this abandoned hospital begin with the construction of
the private residence of Sir Joseph Scott in 1777, named Great Barr
Hall. A gothic style building was soon
leased by Samuel Galton in the 1780's to house meetings of the Lunar
Society, an intellectual discussion group who met during phases of the
full moon for an easy and well-lit travel home.
The hall was purchased by
West Bromwich Poor Law Guardians following the death of Lady
Bateman-Scott in 1909, and was used as part of the "Great Barr Idiot
Colony" from 1918 until 1978, when it fell into disrepair.
The hospital itself was constructed between 1910 and 1930. The
campus of 20 or so buildings served to care for the mentally disabled;
its name was later changed to St Margaret's Hospital and was in
operation until sometime in the 1990's. The buildings have since been a
victim of widespread arson and vandalism, and although the hall remains
a historic building, it continues to deteriorate and crumble.