Pictures show inside derelict Aylesbury mental institution the Tindal Centre before it was turned into housing

Anyone growing up in Aylesbury would be aware of the Tindal Centre mental institution which closed back in 2014 before being turned into housing.

Monday, 17th December 2018, 7:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 9th January 2019, 8:19 am
Our picture gallery takes you on a tour inside the Tindal Centre after it closed in 2014 and before it was turned into housing.

The psychiatric unit was the subject of all manner of urban myths and old wives' tales over the years having been founded in the late 19th century. Now thanks to these amazing never-seen-before pictures we can take you on a fascinating tour of the building as it sat derelict before being turned into housing near the Aylesbury Young Offenders Institute.

The Tindal Centre, formerly known as Tindal Hospital and referred to locally as 'Tindal' was a centre for the treatment of mental disorders in Aylesbury
It included a residential hospital for patients with profound mental health conditions as well as counselling and therapy services
People that could not afford the fees of the local Royal Bucks Hospital were sent to this workhouse
A drawing found inside Tindal
The building in which "Tindal" was located was originally the town's workhouse, built in 1844
Tindal was closed in 2014 when the Whiteleaf Centre in Aylesbury was opened
A cabinet with what seems to be video or audio tapes
A room with a view. This photo paints a lonely picture.
The original workhouse became Tindal Hospital during the Second World War and, more recently, the main block became home to the mental health facility known as Tindal Centre
What appears to be a kitchen area
Although it may also be some kind of sterile area
A bathroom
This part of the facility looks like any modern public building entrance and was in good condition
Looking down one of the many corridors inside Tindal
Small room with view to the outside
Tindal courted obvious intrigue from young people growing up in the town with all kinds of conspiracy theories bandied around about the facility
A toilet inside Tindal
Corridor in state of disrepair
Walking frame left abandoned in corridor
Sheets rolled up on seats
Communal seating area with what could have been an observation window for staff
A kitchen area
Door left ajar gives this image a rather haunting quality. Cracks visible on the walls
Video tapes left behind including Trainspotting, The Lost Boys and Friends
Brown and white wooden staircase
Kitchenette area with abandoned Kenco coffee machine and microwave
The building from the outside before it was turned into housing
Sign on far wall says 'Portland' and sign with arrow on the window says 'Occupational Health'. There is a hole in the door too.
Cramped corridor
Generator room
Communal area with TV cabinet and sheet strewn across the floor
Floor tiles broken as light beams through corridor from closed doors on all sides. Security was obviously important in this particular area.
White board says 'KEEP ME OUT' in black writing and 'Charity Funds' in blue writing
What looks like a mail room
Potentially a staff room with lockers
This has a touch of The Shining about it, looking down a very long corridor
What looks like the reception area complete with a presumably fake potted plant still on display
Leaflet holder on the wall
Another toilet area, this on in good condition
Another long corridor
PALS office
Sign says 'Eating Disorders'
Communal kitchen area with butter, milk, bread, jam and other items left behind.
Platoon, Under Siege, Bruce Lee collection and Mad Max just some of the many videos left on this shelving unit
Broken swivel chair and duvet stuffed in open cupboard
Stripped metal bed on the left as light shines through bay window with small table left behind
Stair ladder down to the basement
Gold plaque says 'This centre was opened by His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester on 10th September 1992.
Another picture of the generators
Post room or perhaps inside the reception room
Another long corridor although slightly less intimidating this one
It appears the 'Portland Ward' was the female ward. In the other direction was the waiting area
Door to the gym area
Inside looking out
Broken fence outside the building
These buildings are now stunning new homes
If you made it this far well done you clearly have a keen interest in Aylesbury history. We leave you with this enduring image of the Tindal Centre.
Another angle of the iconic building