Hellingly Asylum

Built in 1894 in east Sussex and designed by Architect G Hine ,  Hellingly has a hill top position. The hospital originally had its own railway station. This closed in the 1950’s  and is now a private house.

Hellingly was closed along with so any other asylums in the 1990's when the care in the community programme was  brought in by the Government.

Of all the places I have visited this must rate as one of the creepiest. The wind and rain did not help, with water dripping on old carpets, thudding out a slow beat in empty rooms.The chiming of the hanging remains of false ceilings and the occasional door slammed closed by the wind kept you on edge.

You could only imagine what the Asylum must have been like and wonder if a few inmates were still there enjoying my discomfort.


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