|St John’s, Bracebridge Heath||Lincolnshire||1989||Part Converted/Part Derelict|
|Storthes Hall, Kirkburton||Yorkshire||1991||Only Admin remains|
|North Wales Hospital, Denbigh||Denbighshire||1995||Council have started CPO against owners|
|St Crispins, Duston[||Northamptonshire||1995||Part Converted/Part Derelict|
|St Mary’s, North Saltwick||County Durham||1995||Main Buildings stripped. Outbuildings demolished|
|St Georges, Stafford, Staffordshire||Staffordshire||1995||Demolition underway|
|Whittingham, Preston||Lancashire||1995||Demolition underway|
|Rauceby, Sleaford||Lincolnshire||1997||Original hine block derelict, very stripped. Rest converted|
|Severalls, Colchester||Essex||1997||Planned demolition to start in 2014|
|St Andrew’s, Norwich||Norfolk||1998||Some of annex to north remains and is grade 2* listed|
|St George’s, Morpeth||Northumberland||1999||Awaiting demolition|
|Mid Wales Hospital, Talgarth||Breconshire||2000||Recent planning application to convert to housing refused.|
|St David’s Hospital, Carmarthen||Carmarthenshire||2002||Council owned|
|Barrow Hospital, Barrow Gurney||Somerset||2008||Only small part of admin & nurses accomodation remain. Under demolition|
|Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (Shelton), Shrewsbury||Shropshire||2013||Closed/Derelict|
St Josephs Orphanage
Closed/Under Demolition Small areas remain
St Gerards Hospital –
Partially Reconstructed. One building remains.
The selected areas in purple are the places which take interest in me. Bellow this comment is a look on the images of the destination. However right now the understanding that these have taken my interest is due to the notion that the scale of the places are large. however the inside holds such detailed areas of such past that the decayed relation to such historical and human related buildings is very interesting. Not only has previously such building have taken my interest on previous projects so I think this would be a key inspiration to ensuring that the images are well planned because I really enjoy such approaches to photographing these buildings.
The buildings backgrounds hold so much importance to the images mainly because the involvement of such human decay especially with the asylum approach allows the understanding of the old and past decay as well as the new and vulnerable. Involving myself within these at such scale as hopeful will encourage vulnerability and the loss of such existence. The powerful building I think also encourages more of the contemporary approach as it will rely heavily on the man made landscape.
St John’s, Bracebridge Heath
- Caistor Drive, Bracebridge Heath LN4 2TA
News and Other Info/Useful Links
St Josephs Orphanage
St Gerards Hospital –
PLAN AND UNDERSTANDINGS
Looking at the places above these have been selected because using Google Maps and using information on Derelict and Urban Exploring Websites these are the ones which seem still currently accessible. There could be the understanding that It could be risky traveling to the places and nothing being there. However currently I have such strong faith in the approach that I would happily accept this and take further approach. Call it a road trip if you will however I do believe and I am confident with that. I am just half way through the course for my final year and Currently I am at a stage in the project that if all fails there is a fall back to such natural areas of the landscape and the introduction to the comparison of the vulnerable and the nude.
Obviously such places would need access to therefor I am approaching such attempts to gain access through the phone and contact the owners of the ground however if all fails I shall travel and then assess the situations from there. Understandably the lecturers at my uni have not encourages such practice nor have they said that it is through their push for such an approach to my project.
Health and safety for such places will need to ensure that there should be legal access however not only this there should be the notion that I will not be traveling on my own as like previous all images have had the help of an assistant. But because of the travel as well as the places I wish to visit I will need to ensure that I have someone accompanying me. Other areas of the health and safety will be the obvious of protecting equipment as well as myself. Also getting naked there is so many health and safety areas that need to be considered for my own health. Nonetheless on such approaches I will take full care of hygiene and probably use a blanket or pads to ensure such contact with areas of areas will be limited.