Maiden Law Hospital Morgue, Durham

The Maids Morgue - Abandoned Mortuary

An abandoned morgue with a white porcelain slab. The mortuary shows no signs of damage, only natural decay after being left forgotten for several years.

Visited August 2014  UK UK Abandoned

“There’s talk of visiting a morgue with a porcelain slab on Sunday” the message from Proj3ct M4yh3m read. I don’t even remember typing the response, but glancing over my screen “Count me in” was sure enough the message I’d sent without even thinking about it!

There’s something about porcelain slabs. I have no idea what the attraction is, maybe the scarcity of them now-a-days, a throwback from Victorian times they conjure up images of barbarian butchery of the human body, often associated with the medical procedures of times gone by. Anyway, whatever the attraction, looking over the very few pictures of this place I certainly wanted a visit.

Fast forward to the weekend and I find myself walking along a leafy lane towards a hospital further up the hill, Mr M4yh3m and Peter C4 in tow. Not exactly sure which building it is, but not exactly strangers to mortuaries either(!) we soon figure it out.

The building, as is often the case with morgues, is a bit of a Tardis housing the examination room with remaining porcelain slab, body storage room, chapel and a few small facility rooms inside the tiny façade. Most rooms now empty, the mortuary has been abandoned for a good few years and shows no damage caused by kids or metal thieves, only natural decay. Peely paint galore throughout!

 

Maids Morgue - Body fridges and view into morgue
Maiden Law Morgue – Body fridges and view into morgue
Maids Morgue - Side room
Maiden Law Morgue – Side room
 
Maids Morgue - Side room
Maiden Law Morgue – Side room
Maids Morgue - Through door into examination room
Maiden Law Morgue – Through door into examination room
Maids Morgue - Porcelain slab
Maiden Law Morgue – Porcelain slab
 
Maids Morgue - Porcelain slab
Maiden Law Morgue – Porcelain slab
Maids Morgue - Porcelain slab in examination room
Maiden Law Morgue – Porcelain slab in examination room
Maids Morgue - View along porcelain post mortem table
Maiden Law Morgue – View along porcelain post mortem table
Maids Morgue - Drain in the table
Maiden Law Morgue – Drain in the table
 
Maids Morgue - Table has drainage groves
Maiden Law Morgue – Table has drainage groves
Maids Morgue - Drainage flap lifted up
Maiden Law Morgue – Drainage flap lifted up
Maids Morgue - Tap under the table
Maiden Law Morgue – Tap under the table
 
Maids Morgue - Porcelain slab
Maiden Law Morgue – Porcelain slab
Maids Morgue - View along the examination table
Maiden Law Morgue – View along the examination table
Maids Morgue - Slab with flap lifted
Maiden Law Morgue – Slab with flap lifted
 
Maids Morgue - Inside the body bridge
Maiden Law Morgue – Inside the body bridge
Further Reading
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