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Netherne Mental Asylum

author: Simon Cornwell : Surrey, UK
Saturday, June 24th, 2006


MoD Aquila (Part Two)

author: Simon Cornwell : Kent, UK
Wednesday, June 7th, 2006


MoD Aquila (Part One)

author: Simon Cornwell : Kent, UK
Wednesday, June 7th, 2006


 

Netherne Mental Asylum

author: Simon Cornwell : Surrey, UK


Trying to navigate around the former Netherne Mental Asylum is quite difficult. The new roads twist, turn and abruptly end leaving the bemused, and increasingly frustrated, car driver to the whim of illogical road planning. However it allowed us to visit Admin (now restored as flats for sale, superb foundation stone), the Water Tower (clad with scaffolding and a bit of a white elephant) and The Chapel (now a swimming pool). Testament to the bizarre road layout, whilst attempting to go north, we ended up at the eastern point of the site, and admired the Main Hall. The doors were open....


MoD Aquila (Part Two)

author: Simon Cornwell : Kent, UK


This is a continuation of my other post MOD Aquila Part One and is part of my urban exploration series www.simoncornwell.com/urbex Most of the other rooms in this block were empty, painted the cheery yellow and blue colours most loved by the MOD. Walking back along the corridor and nosing in all the empty offices and laboratories on the way, we found another enclosed environment, although this one was used for a different kind of testing. Whilst initially sceptical, we were already impressed and this was just the first building... Some rooms featured large power points, disconnected pipe work, and warning signs about chemicals...


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