Here stood the remains of the main hall of Cane Hill. The semicircular archway was
all that remained of the stage. The alcove to the right eventually joined the kitchen,
so I guess it was where patients collected their meals.
Directly in front of us, and above, was the remains of a balcony. The elegant cast iron railing
had twisted and bent in the force of the fire. It hung down sadly.
The biggest room in Cane Hill was destroyed.
Note the double arch above the arch of the stage mouth - this was
where the original arched ceiling was. After seeing pictures of the
main halls at Severalls and Hellingly, I realized that
Cane Hill had similar architecture as well.
See also: December 2002.
See also: March 2003: Main Hall at Severalls.