Flat Holm Cholera Hospital

A few photos from a misty morning on Flat Holm Island. The ruins were formerly an isolation hospital. Built in the 1880s, it saw heavy use and even expansion in the 1890s after a cholera outbreak in Hamburg meant that numerous ships from Germany and their crews required offshore quarantine. Other quarantined patients included a bubonic plague victim who is buried on the island.

The hospital was closed in 1935 and is now a listed building. It’s currently¬†in a pretty poor state of repair and is closed to the public for safety reasons…you certainly wouldn’t want to do anything silly like wander inside with a camera…

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