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01/19/2014 10:09 am ET | Updated Jan 23, 2014

New Images Of England's Hauntingly Abandoned Workhouse-Turned-Hospital

Welcome to heebie-jeebie central.

New photos from British photographer Damien McFadden capture the grisly interior of a building most recently known as St. Edmund's Hospital. The multi-story brick structure in Northampton was abandoned in 1998-- uncontrollable weeds and debris now clog its crumbling interior.

The building has an even darker past than people realize, though: it was originally constructed as a workhouse in 1836. In workhouses, Britain's "poor and destitute" would come to make meager money for tedious labor, like breaking stones or crushing bones to make fertilizer.

In the abandoned building -- now a destination for both the homeless and adventurous -- you'll find empty offices, broken bathrooms and signs warning staff to avoid sitting on patients' beds. It's a living monument to Britain's long history... and a creepy one at that.

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