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Thick walls punctuated by arched doorways lead into severely overgrown airing courts, already almost impossible to pass in winter. Hidden away from the inquisitive eyes of those in William's Buildings, we were able to move around the back of the ward unseen, looking for any way inside the Carew Building.

The view west shows deep earthworks where new drainage has been installed and the old subway tunnels removed. The entire back of Foster Building can be seen, built at a lower level as the ground starts to slope away. The largest building is the ballroom. © Simon Cornwell 2006