The central and service areas differed greatly in their condition. Administration was used after closure as the security guards office, but this use ceased in the late ’90s. The Main Hall had been destroyed by fire in 2002, but the Chapel remained in reasonable condition, bar vandalism to the organ. The kitchens were largely destroyed by fire as well, but some parts remained. The Water Tower was accessible in mid 2008 and offered great views of the site.
Facilities around the Administration Block
Pharmacy Bottles, Magazine rack in library
Staff rest room
Dentists, drawer in records room
View from rear, detail of arch
Detail of Altar, View from rear entrance
Side View from Browning
The Hall was destroyed in a fire in 2002. From the architect’s plans it would have had an arched roof, and there were entrances at either side of the room for access from both the male and female sides. There was a serving hatch from the kitchen
The stage was on the Female side, and the balcony and projectors booth on the male.
From the entrance to the balcony
Looking at the Chapel, Record players which survived the fire
Onû the roof of the Projection room
A large room with all it’s equipment removed.
Entrance on Male Side
Cafeteria opposite Alleyn Ward.
Yard behind laundry
Viewed from the water tower
Hot Water Tanks