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The Turn ~ Pool Park Asylum

Josephine Pugh

Ware, United Kingdom

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Sold in May 2012 as a book cover. I’m delighted!

Detail from the sweeping split staircase at the derelict Pool Park.

Please email me at ApertureImages@hotmail.co.uk or bubblemail me if you wish to purchase a photographic print of this image.

Pool Park House in Ruthin, Wales, was once owned by Sir Walter Bagot, a prominent Staffordshire barrister, and was rebuilt in its current incarnation between 1826-1829 as a residence for the second Lord Bagot. After eventually being sold to the Tate family (of Tate & Lyle), it was acquired by the North Wales Counties Mental Hospital and opened in 1937 to accommodate 87 patients for relief of overcrowding at the much larger Denbigh Asylum. Its official designation was as a psychiatric convalescent home, and eventually closed in 1990.

A selection of my images from abandoned places

Featured in ‘Mood & Ambi(e)nce’, March 2011.

Featured in ‘The Beginner’s Corner’, March 2011.

Featured in ‘Urbex: A Hazardous Addiction’, April 2011.

Featured in ‘Stairs, Steps and Staircases’, April 2011.

Featured in ‘Abandoned Civilisation’, May 2011.

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