There are some extremely creepy places in this world. Places that have been left abandoned for decades or even places that hold mysteries that have yet to be solved. That is exactly how this creepy place in York, UK has been left. Some thought it was an abandoned psychiatric hospital, but it’s still in used to this day. But one wing of the hospital has been abandoned for over 40 years and this photographer decided to take a look.
The hospital revealed its hidden rooms and treasures which have remained untouched for more than 40 years after it was set up as Quaker hospital in the 18th century.
Hidden beneath The Retreat lies a morgue which has been under lock and key since the 1960s as well as cupboards, swathed in dust, containing finely preserved treasures such as a cannon ball and monkey skull, which have been accumulated in the last 400 years of the hospital.
These images are disturbing to say the least. Take a look below at this abandoned psychiatric hospital.
The Retreat in York is a psychiatric hospital that was built to improve care for the Quakers in 1796, and it is still open today.
However, the basement of the hospital has been left untouched for over 40 years.
Items that were found inside the abandoned basement include a monkey skull.
An old blood pressure tester.
These boilers were installed in 1922 and quit working in the 1970s.
The boiler room has not been used since the boilers stopped working. But a poem from 1915 was found on the pin boards there.
The mortuary, built-in the 1920s, has laid unused for decades but the original table was found preserved.
There were plenty of dusty cupboards found with old medicines.
An Electro Convulsive Therapy (CVT) machine was found among the rooms and would have been used back in 1960s.
This is silver serving ware; it was found in cupboards. Perhaps it was used to dispense medicine or water to patients.
Old paint, containing lead, was found in the storage rooms in the basement.
A trolley containing old film reels was found and was probably used around 1954 as patient training aids.
This is the incinerator, which lay unused for decades in the hospital’s morgue.
.An ostrich egg was among the many odd items found.
This bedroom was used to accommodate male trainees. It was built in 1927 and became one of the rooms left abandoned at the hospital.
Time records, believed to have been completed in the 1930s, were found in rooms.
This is a ledger of painting work, that looks as though it was almost preserved.
Many of the items were found in dusty counters, that were left untouched.
Some items were used almost daily in the hospital.
This is an old syringe found.
Some items don’t really have a purpose, especially 40 years later.
I find it very interesting that this hospital is still in use today, but the basement has been left untouched for decades. It makes you wonder why? Did something terrible happen down there? Do they just not need the space? Who knows! But at this point in time, it definitely provides you with a lot of amazing pictures and piques your interest.