Spire by fishers

Spire

This interesting building was the chapel of Clifton Hospital, a mental health unit which was opened in 1847 and closed (except for a secure unit) in 1994. The chapel was at the west end of the site, and has had a variety of uses since it was last used as a chapel.

For many years it was used as an NHS furniture store. When the hospital was closed and the area redeveloped, one of the major companies which occupied the site was Norwich Union, the insurance company, and they also took over the use of the chapel, which became a staff restaurant. When Norwich Union left the site during a rationalisation of their sites, the office blocks were taken over by another insurance company and the chapel reverted to NHS use and has now been converted to an orthopedic clinic. One of our neighbours had her knee joints replace in this clinic.

So, the old chapel has had a long and varied history, and the spire still stands proud at the former Clifton Hospital site.

Katharine
lovely light
January 5th, 2021  
Terrific architectural details, light and pov captured in this neat shot
January 5th, 2021  
Nicely composed.
January 5th, 2021  
Magnificent architecture and details and lighting and pov. Interesting history this spire has
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January 5th, 2021  
Lovely POV and capture
January 5th, 2021  
I think we've exchanged messages before about the presence of chapels on the site of former Mental Health hospitals. This looks like a fascinating building.
January 5th, 2021  
Lovely light and composition
January 5th, 2021  
Beautiful building.
January 5th, 2021  
Great view on and capture of this beautiful church tower.
January 5th, 2021  
Such interesting architecture and history.
January 6th, 2021  
Love the POV and the tree branches reflected on the stone, fav.
January 6th, 2021  
Lovely architecture, nice pov and light
January 6th, 2021  
Beautiful shot
January 6th, 2021  
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Thank you for your lovely comments and favs. I'm pleased so many liked the pov, I had to lean over a car in the car park to get it!

Katharine
January 6th, 2021  
@peadar

I think you are quite right Peter - probably in December 2019 when I posted a shot of the former chapel in Bootham Park hospital in York.

Ian
January 6th, 2021  
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