cane hill | grand tour

Wesley was one of the biggest wards in Cane Hill (matched architecturally by Vanbrugh, Hill and Kings).

This was our first view of a ward: a huge open space, with two supporting iron pillars and elegant arched bay windows at either end. We didn’t know if patients slept here, or this was one of their ‘Day Rooms’.

Water damage could be seen on the ceiling indicating that rainwater had seeped down from the two wards above. The floor under this area was rotten and unstable.

The ward was decorated with peeling wallpaper, and not the awful pink of other sections. Be thankful for small mercies.