Derelict and decay.. Talgarth Asylum

by Jack Mathews February. 24, 2019 476 views

The mid county hospital in Wales is quite possibly the most interesting and enthralling location I've ever been to. The crumbling Victorian style decor, long winding corridors and the infamous clock tower have long made this site a fascinating place to explore.

Decay and rot ravage this corridor..

Decay and rot ravage this corridor..

The site was abandoned in 1999 and after failed plans to revive the site it has since stood derelict for over 10 years.

A somewhat creepy spectacle, as if waiting for another patient..

A somewhat creepy spectacle, as if waiting for another patient..

Sadly, most of the buildings have seen their fair share of vandalism over the years and since the slate roof was sold many years ago nature has really started to take it's toll.

A dangerous maze..

A dangerous maze..

A crumbling corridor fraught with cracked floors and broken doors...

A crumbling corridor fraught with cracked floors and broken doors...

Watch your step...

Watch your step...

The asylum was home to over 352 patients in its prime and was also home to military personnel after world war 2. Severe overcrowding saw two additional wards constructed in 1955 but after the hospital struggled to implement and abide by new health legislation, it's closure was all but certain.

One door closes, another opens..

One door closes, another opens..

My time within the asylums walls were filled with mixed emotion. It's only apparent now that in it's current state of disrepair, it's the buildings that require care. There is a bone chillingly cold atmosphere that fills the corridors and rooms as rot and decay slowly reclaim this place.

As of writing this post, there are currently no plans in place that will see the asylum brought back to fruition.

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Jennifer Raknerud 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Wow..these are amazing!

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Jack Mathews Replied to Jennifer Raknerud 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much! Truly an amazing place!

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Bethany Plonski 8 months, 4 weeks ago

Great set! Did you have to ask permission to be there?

8 months, 4 weeks ago Edited
Camellia Staab 9 months ago

Very nice shots Jack smile

9 months ago Edited
Jack Mathews Replied to Camellia Staab 9 months ago

Cheers! smile

9 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 9 months ago

Love this kind of urban decay. Great work Jack. Welcome to PB

9 months ago Edited
Jack Mathews Replied to Antonio Gil 9 months ago

Thanks very much! :)

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