THE CULT OF CANE HILL
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Cane Hill Hospital: 1882 - 2009



  1. INTRODUCTION
    1. Welcome To Cane Hill
    2. A Brief History Of Cane Hill

  2. ESSAYS
    1. The Hospital On The Hill
    2. The Triply Qualified Architect
    3. A Solution To Scaleability In A Radiating Planform
    4. Condemnaton, Exoneration And The Second Cane Hill

  3. URBAN EXPLORATION
    1. The Modus Operandi Of The Guerrilla Historian
    2. The Game Of Cat And Mouse
    3. "Whatever You Do, Don't Get Caught"
    4. Why Not Simply Ask?
    5. The Cult Of Cane Hill

  4. HISTORIAL DOCUMENTATION
    1. The New County Asylum by Dr. J. M. Moody (Medical Superintendent of Cane Hill)
    2. Naming Of Wards by Dr. Alexander Walk (Physician Superintendent of Cane Hill)
    3. Additional Items To Physician Superintendent's Report by Dr. Alexander Walk (Physician Superintendent of Cane Hill)

  5. OTHER DOCUMENTATION
    1. Personality Questionaire
    2. Patient's Handbook: Cane Hill Hospital

  6. RECOLLECTIONS
    1. From The Internet
      1. Chris (1977-78)
      2. Chris Tombs: A Laundry Worker's Perspective (1973)
      3. Michelle (1980s)
      4. Ray: Memories Of Cane Hill (1960s)
      5. Ray: The Ups And Downs Of Exploring Cane Hill (1960s)
    2. The Cane Hill Memory Share of the Maudsley NHS Trust
      1. Handing On The Memory Share by Richard
      2. Introduction
      3. Cliff Meredith
      4. Maria Howley, Gary Smith, Marisa Silverman and Malcolm Furneaux
      5. Other Contributions

  7. SITE MAPS AND PLANS
    1. Introduction And Master Plans
    2. Original 1882 Plan
    3. Original 1882 Elevations
    4. Extended 1888 Plan
    5. 1979 Blueprints
    6. Patient Handbook Schematics

  8. THE EXPLORATIONS
    1. Hello Cane Hill (The First Visit: Summer 1999)
    2. The Lights Were On, No-One Was In (The Second Visit: Summer 2001)
    3. Walking The Perimeter (The Third Visit: April 2002)
    4. Grand Tour (The Fourth Visit and First Inside: July 2002)
    5. Big Plans, Dead Batteries (The Fifth Visit: Summer 2002)
    6. Orientation (The Sixth Visit: October 2002)
    7. Spooks And Structural Failure (The Seventh Visit and Second Inside: December 2002)
    8. Portrait (The Eight Visit: April 2003)
    9. Syringes Of Sunday (The Ninth Visit and Third Inside: August 2003)
    10. "Have You Been Inside?" (The Tenth Visit: June 2005)
    11. Surely That's Illegal? (The Eleventh Visit: January 2006)
    12. Observing The Disintrigation Of The Titanic (Marlon's Visit: December 2008)
    13. A Pictorial Record Of The Interior Organisation Of The Water Tower (The Twelth Visit: August 2009)
    14. The Strange Case Of The Mysterious Basement (The Twelth Visit: August 2009)
    15. Goodbye Cane Hill (The Twelth Visit: August 2009)

  9. IN DETAIL
    1. Services
      1. Administration (Front Offices And Residences)
      2. The Chapel
        1. The Chapel Building
        2. The Chapel Environs
      3. Recreation Hall
      4. The Kitchens
        1. South Scullery
        2. Kitchen
        3. Kitchen Yard And Stores
      5. Steward's Stores
      6. Laundry And Wash House
      7. The Back Entrance Yard
      8. The Water Tower
        1. The Water Tower
        2. Views From The Water Tower
      9. The Coal Store
      10. The Engineering Yard
      11. The Mortuary
    2. Female Side
      1. Ward 'A'
      2. Matron's Rooms
      3. Ward 'B'
      4. Ward 'C'
      5. Ward 'D'
      6. Ward 'E'
      7. Ward 'F'
      8. Ward 'G'
      9. Ward 'H'
      10. Ward 'J'
      11. Ward 'L'
      12. Ward 'K'
      13. Ward 'M'
      14. The Baths
      15. The Servants' Rooms
      16. The Nurses' Block
    3. Male Side
      1. Ward 'A'
      2. Head Attendant's Rooms
      3. Ward 'B'
      4. Ward 'C'
      5. Ward 'D'
      6. Ward 'E'
      7. Ward 'F'
      8. Ward 'G'
      9. Ward 'H'
      10. Ward 'J'
      11. The Baths
      12. Shoemakers, Tailors And Upholsters
      13. The Engineer's Office and Sub Officers Quarters
    4. All Exteriors

  10. LEGACY
    1. The Cane Hill Memorial
    2. The Grave Of Sir James Moody
    3. The Grave Of Charles Henry Howell

  11. RESURRECTION
    1. Cane Hill Gets Serious
    2. The Methodology Of Digital Reconstruction

  12. BIBLIOGRAPHY
    1. Books
    2. Film

  13. PRESS
    1. The Post: Inferno (03/04/2002)
    2. Croydon Advertiser: Readers' Letters (05/2002)
    3. Wired: Mental! (10/2003)
    4. Unknown: Film Couple Want Memories Of Cane Hill (Circa 2005/6)
    5. This Is Croydon Today: Town Grieves As Cane Hill Burns (19/11/2010)

  14. ARCHIVED CANE HILL WEBSITES
    1. urbex by Andrew Tierney. This seminal urban exploration website featured his explorations of Cane Hill building on content original published in "the_one". This site ran from 1998 through to 2002 and was the inspiration for this website.
    2. canehill.com. Another early site which appeared in 2002 featured a perimeter walk of the hospital.

  15. EPILOGUE
    1. An Ode To Cane Hill by A Patient On Blake Ward
    2. Thank You by Peter

  16. POSTSCRIPT
    1. The Rumours Of Deep Shelter Number Four

  17. FURTHER READING
    1. Cane Hill Hospital by Ali