severalls | sex above the door

II took a shot of this doorway last tour but the picture never came out. A pity because I’d like to compare the number of broken windows.

Severalls was an Essex county asylum, and to reinforce the building’s use for the county, the name “Essex” was proudly mounted above the front door. Well - sort of. Like the infamous LMS graffiti twits of Cane Hill, it was found that there wasn’t room for “Essex” - so they’ve just gone for “Sex” instead.

Pure quality.

© 2003 | Simon Cornwell