Nightingale was used as the admissions unit and thus closed in the mid 1980s. I have not gained access to this ward.
Olave/Queens was one block, the equivalent of Browning/Blake. Queens, on the ground floor, has many items remaining in situ, and has also been grafittied. Olave, on the first floor, is much more bare
The cleared dormitory on the first floor
General mess on the ground floor, windows however intact on the first.
Damp setting in after tiles were removed from the roof
Immense amounts of grafitti in this stub corridor
The corresponding ward to Andrewes/Alleyn, P block is scattered with beds and other medical detritus is left abandoned Beds and chairs have been stacked against the windows to deter intruders
Items scattered on the first floor
Chairs and tables piled against the windows
A small ward block, this was similar to Ellis and Guy on the Female Side. Fully cleared, but with floors in poor condition.
Windows at the side of the block, decay in a bathroom
Cells at the back of the ward, accessed by going down 4 steps
This is a long ward made up of single cells. It was in the process of being cleared and was in a reasonable condition. Various items are left behind, but nothing of any note
Corridor during clearance.
Double Bathroom on the first floor
Turner was another short block – I visited when demolition had started and it was very damp.
This ward was attacked by arsonists in 2002 and is heavily fire damaged
I did not venture into this ward, although it was notable for having an odd tower in the corner of the building
The Tower in the corner of Unwin/York
Walkway between Unwin/York and Zachary/Unwin
W was a long ward block, with a lift shaft. It was in reasonable condition when I visited, although workmen had started to strip it.
Modernisations on the top floor, Corridor on first floor (With holes in floor)
Washroom in W block
Corridor and bathroom in W Block
Dormitory on end of building
This ward was in extremely poor condition – I suspect that it closed in the 1960s with the downsizing of the hospital.
Ground floor [Zachary]
First Floor [Unwin]