A RECENTLY discovered building near a Hampshire town's hospital will be fenced off to stop 'unauthorised access'.

The century-old porters' cabin, behind Romsey Hospital, was so overgrown that it could not be seen. 

However, plans to extend the car park meant the adjoining site had to be cleared, revealing the dilapidated house.

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Southern Health NHS Trust, which operates the hospital, said the building, which has also been used as a mortuary, would not be demolished.

Interest in the building has been shown by national media outlets.

The trust has no plans for the building at the moment. A spokesman said: “We currently have no further plans for the building – other than to make it safe and to protect it from unauthorised access with additional fencing.”

They are discouraging people from visiting the building as it 'is unsafe to do so'.