Step back in time to see inside Mansfield General Hospital before it was demolished
Mansfield General Hospital was built in 1890 and closed it’s doors on September 13 1992. The building lay empty for many years, until it was finally demolished over a six month period in 2013.
The hospital was built to serve a growing Mansfield community, at a time when diseases such as typhoid, smallpox, tuberculosis and diptheria were common.
The original structure was built at a cost of £2,000 on West Hill Drive, and had just five beds, however demand meant that many extensions would be built over the years.
As the years passed, services were slowly transferred to King’s Mill hospital, before it’s doors closed for good in 1992.
A local photographer was given permission to take photographs prior to the demolition, and shows an eerie scene of discarded paperwork and medical equipment.