Fletcher Convalescent Home of the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital – Cromer

The Fletcher Convelescent Home opened on 25 April 1893 and closed 105 years later (in 1998). Since closure the buildings have been subject to numerous planning applications, none of which have been successful. While it’s fate is decided, the building continues to deteriorate.

The building is number 10 in the Victorian Society’s “Top Ten Endangered Buildings” list of 2008.

The Victorians certainly knew how to build evil-looking buildings. I wouldn’t fancy hanging around here on a dark stormy night.

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The corridors were decaying beautifully. There was paint-peel aplenty.

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The rooms were pretty stripped out and vandalised. It seems as if all the fittings were moved into two rooms…

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Some obligatory moody bathroom shots…

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12 Responses to Fletcher Convalescent Home of the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital – Cromer

  1. Em says:

    Having just been directed to your site with reference to Willington Power Station, discoverting this and all the other wonderfully derelict sites, stems very interesting reading. Thanks

  2. tiny says:

    Have been there on a dark stormy night looks even more evil with thunder and lighting crashing over it!!!!

  3. jack locke says:

    went here last night very intresting place,but was hopeing for paranormal acctivity, the long eared batts made me jump thas about it ,

  4. Lisa N says:

    Took the kids up there this week to try and scare them a bit! Its where their great grandparents died and their Nan (also dead) worked, but they weren’t scared one bit! Bloody modern generation – desensitised!! Sad to say its a bit bleak round there, and signs of heroin addicts round the back on the sort of tiled patio area.Planning permission for it to be converted into houses and flats has been passed but it is being held up because the council want some to be Affordable Housing!!Ahh well!

  5. Ru-mma says:

    Went here on Monday. Very windy; rattled the remaining blinds about quite a bit ! Beautiful old building, some gorgeous archways, etc. Much bigger inside than we first thought too…..quite disorientating in the semi-dark….(forgot the head torches !)

  6. cassie says:

    These are some great photos! Im currently doing a photography project on abandoned place and ive already been to the Hales Hospital, however i really would love to go here, what is the address i need to find it?? would be much appreciated! Also is it easy to get inside….thanks!

  7. grace says:

    I live near Fletcher (almost next door) its really spooky. The High School kids sometimes go in as dares theres so many storys about it. dont know if there true or not. Plus its not easy to get in and I wouldent i have heard that theres neadles everywere also homeless people stay there.

  8. Sammy says:

    How can you get in?
    I keep being told it’s easy… but everywhere seems to be boarded up.

  9. Guy says:

    Unfortunately, this is now blocked with metal fences and most of the windows are sealed off. With a bit of garden hopping, it might be possible to get around the side of the grounds. Only investigated it at night so haven’t given it a go, yet.

  10. Tozz says:

    Went here a couple of weeks ago (July 2011). There are a few metal fences blocking off access at the front, but it was dead easy to get round the side of these and get onto the site. Unfortunately it wasn’t possible to get inside the building as it looked like some of the windows had been recently re-boarded – no gaps!

    Still, it’s an amazing building, full of that eerie charm that Victorian architects seem to do so well and there’s plenty to see outside. There was a sign up saying it was going to be auctioned, so maybe this one won’t be around for too much longer?

  11. Damon says:

    I visited this building a few years ago and god it is eerie, but this building deserves to be saved the gothic looking architecture is amazing, it would make a fantastic home and if I won the lottery I would buy it for its superb glory. It’s very sad to see it deteriorate so quickly,action needs to be taken now before it’s too late.

  12. Chas^6 says:

    To get in you go round the back, and go up the metal stairs, there is a door pull it and it will fall down! Then you’re in! Me and some friends have been there and yesterday a man watched us in the tower then waved to us, we rank and looked back and he was in the bushes waving, my friends dad is going to go there to beat him up!

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