Hellingly Hospital - The East Sussex Mental Institution.

Hellingly Hospital - The East Sussex Mental Institution.
Hellingly, a Victorian hospital on a grand scale. Conceived in 1897, with landscaped surroundings high on a hill with therapeutic views across the countryside. An enclosed community, providing for itself...patients and staff lives exisiting in familiar corridors and buildings.
Closed down in the eary 1990's and left decaying ever since.

Friday, 18 February 2011

Self sufficient water supply

"The tower consisted of 3 large water tanks and one boiler chimney.
Water was pumped from the water treatment plant which contained a well and settling beds.
Water was pumped into the top tank which overflowed into the second tank and then into the third tank from which it was used. The hospital was about 2 thirds self sufficient in water and the laundry used rain water for the initial washes of clothes

The top tank also served as a fire water tank in case of fire
I was employed as an electrician and had many happy years at the hospital".

Richard parkins.

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