cane hill | goodbye cane hill

The Administration Block had suffered. The previously well-preserved public face of the asylum had suffered arson attacks and explosion damage leaving the eastern half of the building in a precarious state. Elsewhere, wet and dry rot had started to ravish the woodwork and some of the floors had started sinking into various corners. Rooms were either empty or stacked high with ordered items collected from various wards; one room was full of old record players and radios.

Tom relaxing in the Buxton Chair in the old Committee Room. (Z1:G.08:SW) © Simon Cornwell 2008