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    The former psychiatric hospital was originally opened in 1888 as the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum. Designed by J Vickers, it was built on a 300 acre estate, south to the village of Menston in Yorkshire. During the 155 years it was open, it served those deemed mentally ill. Many success stories come from High Royds Hospital, as do the stories of abuse and horror. The High Royds cemetery bears testament to all those who lived their last days behind bars, and the decades they spent there.
















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    Thought this had all gone to be honest. Mortuary gone?


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    I thought it had gone too, never visited it ,Myself but plenty of my old pals did.


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    Default Re: high royds asylum

    Great shots!
    Spent a lot of my youth exploring this place this as we lived just down the road.
    My Aunts used to work there and I remember some great stories, also fucking scary ones too.
    When it finally shut down we used to go in through the night and do alsorts, a real place to scare the shit out of yourself!!
    Its a massive housing estate now, not driven through for so long now, can't remember if any parts are still there or look the same.

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