Urban Exploration - Langdon Hospital (Dawlish Asylum)
Langdon Hospital was originally built in the 1930s to accommodate approximately 700 hundred adults and children with learning disabilities. Many changes have occurred since that time and many of the buildings of the past are now derelict.
The service now accommodates 70 beds. The most significant developments came in the early 1980s with the opening of a 30 bed Regional Secure Unit (the Butler Clinic) and, in 2005, the opening of a purpose built ten bed open rehabilitation unit (Chichester House).
One of the few residential mental hospitals remaining in the area, with Moorhaven, Exminster and Digby all being turned into housing developments.
Entering this place we had to stop the doors from slamming closed so that they closed gently but on exiting the building every single door was open.. we checked that the magnets were working but the building had no power and thus could not explain.