The former asylum looked creepy in its ruined state before being demolished.

15 creepy photos show inside the abandoned Sunderland Cherry Knowle Asylum before it was knocked down to make way for houses

Located just outside of Ryhope, the site of Sunderland’s former asylum is now being used by property developers to build family homes.

Monday, 1st February 2021, 8:56 am

Opened in the late 1800’s, Cherry Knowle hospital was used for over 100 years until it was closed down and demolished to make way for new-build houses.

Originally called the Sunderland Borough Lunatic Asylum before being renamed, the hospital was used to treat those with varying mental illnesses and included six blocks of wards, a combined recreation hall and chapel.

Photos posted on the urban explorer website, Whatevers Left, show the former asylum is a state of creepy ruin and disrepair.

Scroll down and click through the gallery of creepy photos taken at the abandoned Cherry Knowle hospital.

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