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Staffordshire County Asylum (St Georges hospital)

July 2007


St Georges is probably the earliest asylum I have photographed its buildings date back to 1818. With its impressive Georgian façade you could be forgiven for thinking it looked more like a country house than an Asylum.

Originally built as the Staffordshire County Asylum to house just 120 Patients numbers steadily grew and the buildings were extended and expanded to ease overcrowding, In the early 1950's the Asylum was renamed as St Georges Hospital at the time there were nearly 1000 patients being treated at St Georges.

The hospital was closed in 1994 and the buildings have mostly been left to rot, repeated fires, arson attacks and vandalism have mixed with natural decay to create a site that's particularly bare and bleak.


Georgian Frontage,







| Fire Damage |


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