Cane Hill Asylum, Croydon, London


Cane Hill was a psychiatric hospital which is situated in Coulsdon, which is in Croydon, London.

It opened in 1882 and closed in 1991 housing almost 2,000 patients.

The main buildings on the site were designed by Charles Henry Howell and opened in two phases, in 1882 and in 1888.

During its lengthy operation, a number of notable patients passed through the hospital, including the mother of Charlie Chaplin, and the brothers of Michael Caine and David Bowie. The original cover of The Man Who Sold The World by Bowie features the administration block of the hospital.

More photographs on FLICKR

Web Links

Abandoned Britain
Regeneration Information
Simon Cornwell Cane Hill Website– recommended reading.


One Response to “Cane Hill Asylum, Croydon, London”

  1. How to get there?? its possible to go there?

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