Tucked away, back from the road between Guiseley and Menston is the High Royds Psychiatric Hospital. Or rather, the buildings that house it.
Build by the Victorians, and originally (and gloriously) named The West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum, the hospital closed its doors in 2003. Now the property developers have moved in and are making the place into luxury housing. Fortunately for those of us with a love of architecture, the buildings are grade II listed and as a result, the developers are not allowed to alter the external structure.
As you can see from the picture below, the buildings were connected by a series of covered walkways. Unfortunately, these are almost all gone now. They weren’t listed in their own right, so they have been demolished to make way for car parking.
You can see some really good photos of the place over at one of the urban exploration websites, but I’d really suggest that you get over there for a look yourself before the development is finished. If you like Victorian utilitarian architecture, you’ll love High Royds.