Barrow Gurney Hospital closed in 2006 and had the dubious honour of being the dirtiest hospital in the country. I can’t even begin to write an introduction that details this location’s history. If you are interested, please check out this excellent write up on Forlorn Britain.
Barrow Hospital occupies a huge, foresty site. Unfortunately time was against us, so we only saw a few buildings…
The main building we explored was “Southside” which contained a large number of wards and other rooms. There was also a small chapel of rest and body fridge.
The Southside building was one of the first to close, and is in the worst condition. Corridors are flooded. Windows smashed up. Rooves are falling in. etc..
And there was a wonderfully complete small dentist room. This now houses some bats.
Dundry Villa was home to Barrow’s acute unit for mentally ill patients.