Sandhill Park was built in 1720 and was lived in until 1913.
In 1919 the Somerset County Council bought the house and converted it into a home for handicapped children. During WW2 it was used as a hospital/camp by the American Army. After the War it reverted to use as a hospital for handicapped children.
Blazes – The Fire Museum
I’ve seen some crazy stuff when exploring derelict asylums – x-rays, crap, pigeons, perfume bottles, cuddly toys, books. etc. But never a full-sized, real-life fire engine.
In its final years, Sandhill was home to the Blazes – The Fire Museum. It closed, but one fire engine remains…
June 2009 update – the fire engine has gone
The newer buildings at Sandhill are completely vandalised. In later years they were used by various small businesses…