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Mornington Asylum Clock Tower
The landmark clock tower at Mornington Asylum
About this creation
Mornington Asylum is an abandoned 19th century asylum in Gloucestershire, England. Opened in 1842 the asylum was the brainchild of William Mornington, a Gloucester entrepreneur who saw a rise in crime by the insane and, with the help of the local parish, funded the cost of the construction.

For years the asylum was a centre of excellence. It received thousands of inmates every year. To the public and the parish of Gloucester it was a place to treat those who needed help. Nobody could have guessed what was really happening inside.

The fire of 1865, which is documented elsewhere (see Mornington Asylum), exposed the cruel practices and despite seeing service in the two world wars as a hospital for the injured and later as an NHS mental health unit the asylum fell into disrepair. Part of it was demolished in the late nineteenth century, the rest slowly falling apart.

The clock tower was one of the original features of the asylum. Located on a hill and used as the admissions entrance today it stands alone, boarded up and left.


The clock tower loomed over the asylum and still stands today. Rumoured to be haunted and home to murders of crows the tower is stoic, silent and foreboding


This is the clock tower at Mornington Asylum circa 1902. The part of the asylum which was attached to the tower has gone, the only remaining buildings on site are on the other side of the tower. For the next century the tower would stand alone and was used mostly as a local landmark for Spitfire pilots landing at a nearby airfield during the Second World War


When the part of the asylum attached to the clock tower was demolished this entrance, which had served as the main foyer, was gated up. Even when the other asylum buildings was reused during the world wars the clock tower was off limits. It leans slightly to one side but has never toppled



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  August 4, 2013
Ominous!
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  August 2, 2013
amazing, like so many build's with a story I will google this and read up on the asylum. great work.
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  August 1, 2013
This is fantastic! I love the dark feeling you've created with the textures and the colours.
R H
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Dr. Monster
  July 31, 2013
Great MOC! I love the story behind it, and that main photo looks ominous!
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  July 31, 2013
very darkish and atmospheric! cool outside pics as well, nicely done!
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  July 31, 2013
Nice architechture! And impressive artistic photos. --Blast--
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  July 31, 2013
Superbly atmospheric photography coupled to an interesting build. I like the headlight bricks on the corners by the clock face and the doorway with the rain on it.
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  July 31, 2013
Beautiful build! The architecture is very impressive! I really like the detailing on the whole tower. Great work!
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  July 31, 2013
Wow, fantastic details in both the build and the photo. Never thought I'd see this built in LEGO...
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  July 31, 2013
Beautiful. Work , love the clock face . It seems every country has its horror stories about the treatment of the mentally ill. Awesome job my friend
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  July 31, 2013
Nice!
 
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