Rauceby Asylum and The Film The Lucifer Effect | Cursed Film?

Rauceby Asylum lies deep within the Lincolnshire countryside. Built-in 1902, the hospital closed in 1997.

Rauceby Hospital – The abandoned remains as it stands today

Rauceby Hospital was taken over by the RAF and renamed No. 4 RAF Hospital Rauceby with 1,000 beds treating crash and burns victims. The pioneering plastic surgeon Archibald McIndoe worked here on members of his so-called “Guinea Pig Club”. The main hall burnt down in 1947 and the RAF handed the premises over to the newly formed National Health Service, which then returned to using it as a mental asylum. The site was closed in 1997 amid allegations of abuse. The site includes two graveyards, a mortuary, and a series of underground tunnels connecting wards.

Rauceby Hospital – The Chapel

Tens of thousands of patients have passed through its doors. the administration block and chapel are reportedly the only original features to be retained. The chapel is the only building that’s had work done but it was never completed, and now has partial drainage been implemented and plywood over the windows. The images which I have taken are over a period of two visits, one a few years back, the inside images and the wider images are a result of my latest revisit.

Rauceby Asylum now stands half demolished and is stripped of everything apart from a bathtub, and a few toilets. It was finally great to explore this asylum after it has eluded me for a few years.

The open-air greenhouse that lays in the middle of the grounds still looks stunning today, and the window opening mechanism still works.

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