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29-07-2009, 08:52 PM
Northamptonshire County Asylum
Later after WW11 known as St. Crispin Hospital
Opened 1876 closed 1995
Architect Robert Griffiths
Corridor pavilion plan
The most distinctive feature of the site is the water tower, visible for a considerable distance and decorated with a clock on each face. This stood in the centre of the main asylum, looming over the recreation hall to the south and Administration block to the north.
Undergoing conversion now to residential is mainly stripped. The combined water tower clock tower is to be refurbished.
I liked the red brick work and the attention in detail above the window arches.
Visited with Lulatahula and her flask of tea


The fabulous clock/water tower


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The main hall whats left through the scaffolding- the main roof beams showed evidence of a major fire.


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A small tile that still survives in the corner of the main hall


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Amazingly the projectors in the main hall are still in place


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New build emulating old


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Converted


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Some minor parts still have some old features


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Flooded basement level need waders to access this!


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I just love the archwork on the windows


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Finally the chapel


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