graylingwell | worth a try
03|09|07

The fact that parts of the institution were still used was not a deterrent to the hard-core urban explorers. The reputation of Graylingwell was not due to the activity of staff and patients still milling around the hospital grounds, nor of any efficient security or anti-trespass measures. Its reputation was solely down to locked doors, un-smashed windows and a general inability to get around from wing-to-wing. Urban explorers restored to cat-climbing along roofs and nimbly scaling drainpipes for little tangible reward so most simply gave up and swung over to nearby Hellingly which was bigger and better in so many ways.


Chancel of the Hospital Church. Looking west. © Simon Cornwell 2007