If you thought dentists' surgeries were scary enough... (Picture: Mark Davis/ Guzilian)

Abandoned psychiatric wards make up creepy/beautiful new book Asylum

Eerie: An empty dentist char sits among appliances and crumbling walls at a former surgery at Barrow Gurney Mental Hospital in Somerset

The ballroom at West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum, West Yorkshire. (Picture: Mark Davis/Guzelian)

Abandoned psychiatric wards make up creepy/beautiful new book Asylum

Afterlife: An abandoned treatment room rots away at West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum at High Royds Hospital in Menston, West Yorkshire. I'm afraid to even guess what kind of treatments were performed here.

Picture: Mark Davis / Guzelian Picture shows the East Sussex County Pauper Lunatic Asylum at Hellingley Hospital. STORY RE: A photographic book entitled `Asylum' which has just been published and shows the work of photographer Mark Davis who has photographed  derelict asylums round Britain and Ireland. SEE GUZELIAN COPY

Abandoned psychiatric wards make up creepy/beautiful new book Asylum

Grandeur and decay: The arched ceiling of the East Sussex County Pauper Lunatic Asylum provides a contrast to the dust-covered floor and graffiti beneath

A wheelchair at North Wales County Pauper Lunatic Asylum at North Wales Hospital (Picture: Mark Davis/Guzelian)

Abandoned psychiatric wards make up creepy/beautiful new book Asylum

A wheelchair at North Wales County Pauper Lunatic Asylum at North Wales Hospital (Picture: Mark Davis/Guzelian)

A corridor bath at East Sussex County Pauper Lunatic Asylum at Hellingley Hospital (Picture: Mark Davis/Guzelian)

Abandoned psychiatric wards make up creepy/beautiful new book Asylum

A corridor bath at East Sussex County Pauper Lunatic Asylum at Hellingley Hospital (Picture: Mark Davis/Guzelian)

A record player at North Wales County Pauper Lunatic Asylum at North Wales Hospital (Picture: Mark Davis/Guzelian)

Abandoned psychiatric wards make up creepy/beautiful new book Asylum

A record player at North Wales County Pauper Lunatic Asylum at North Wales Hospital (Picture: Mark Davis/Guzelian)

A common area at West Park Mental Hospital, Surrey (Picture: Mark Davis/Guzelian)

Abandoned psychiatric wards make up creepy/beautiful new book Asylum

A common area at West Park Mental Hospital, Surrey (Picture: Mark Davis/Guzelian)

The grounds of  North Wales County Pauper Lunatic Asylum at North Wales Hospital (Picture: Mark Davis/Guzelian)

Abandoned psychiatric wards make up creepy/beautiful new book Asylum

The grounds of North Wales County Pauper Lunatic Asylum at North Wales Hospital (Picture: Mark Davis/Guzelian)

From the roof of Eglington Pauper Lunatic Asylum in Cork, Ireland (Picture: Mark Davis/Guzelian)

Abandoned psychiatric wards make up creepy/beautiful new book Asylum

From the roof of Eglington Pauper Lunatic Asylum in Cork, Ireland (Picture: Mark Davis/Guzelian)

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