NT2660 : Rosslynlee Hospital

taken 4 years ago, near to Auchendinny, Midlothian, Great Britain

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Rosslynlee Hospital
Rosslynlee Hospital
Drone flyers at the abandoned hospital. Each has an headset which allows a pilot's-eye view of the course, from a camera on their drone, which leads through and round hoops. The drones are incredibly manoeuvrable and quite fast.
Rosslynlee Hospital

I first visited this site in November 2010, when I wrote the following:- Part of the extensive hospital at Rosslynlee now available for sale and development. It is suggested that the C-listed buildings could be converted to form 60 flats, the 27 existing houses on the site could be renovated, and the former farm building converted into three units. The land also has potential for 28 new-build plots, thus providing a total of 118 units. Built in 1874 it was the Midlothian and Peebles Asylum until 1948, and then Rosslynlee Mental Hospital (1948 - 1960), and used originally for geriatric and adult psychiatric patients. It was due to close in 2011, but it now appears unnoccupied except for contractors and security.
I revisited in April 2018, expecting to see a housing estate but, apart from some deterioration and demolition, there has been little change. Planning applications are still being considered, but some indications of what might be built can be seen in LinkExternal link . Interestingly, although the information found earlier that the hospital was built in 1874, and was one of the last big Victorian institutions of its type to be built, the buildings do not appear on Google Earth imagery of 1945.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 29 April, 2018   (more nearby)
Monday, 30 April, 2018
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Sport, Leisure  Derelict, Disused  Construction, Development 
Place (from Tags)
Midlothian  Rosslynlee 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2657 6082 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:50.0999N 3:10.4368W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2656 6076
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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