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  1. A derelict and old church in deepest Belgium. Quiet big but definitely trashed with the graves opened by grave robbers one would think. I think the lighting makes it here! The place is filled with pigeon poo and the pigeons themselves and it had a stench of pigeons! As usual I can’t really find much information on the place but from what I saw the church was built in the mid 19th century if one of the marking on the beams was to be believed. This was one of the last places saw on roadtrip in sunny July. I guess I’m working backwards on my reports! Visited with Wevsky, SX-Riff-Raff and Space Invader. Pictures:
  2. Lancashire church that has been unused for a few years. There has been some signs of metal theft, but on the whole the interior was in pretty good condition.
  3. A rather empty church somewhere in the Netherlands. No special details, or anything extra cool, but still worth spending half and hour to see, in my opinion. Has been abandoned for over 6 years now. Luckily, the church is still in quite a good condition.. The rectory was unfortunately not so lucky and I didn't even take my camera out of the bag to take a single shot. Completely trashed and vandalized.. Anyway, no further info/history on this one, so on with the pica's: 1# 2# 3# 4# 5# 6# 7# 8# 9# 10# 11# 12# 13# Thanks for watching!!
  4. Lovely little church is this. Built 1847, rebuilt 1850 and restored in 1913. It now sits there a little worse for wear with the adjacent vicarage decaying and broken
  5. Another evangelic church in Poland, left to rot... Same story as the other ones... The church was build between 1743 and 1752 by a German count. He owned the next door castle and later got buried in this church, together with his wife. (The 2 big coffins...) It got renovated shortly before 1939 and was abandoned in 1945, as the Germans living in this area got evacuated to Germany and the Polish people who moved back here haven't used this church since. It has quite a distinct shape, as the outside is rectangular and the inside oval shaped with a circular ceiling. It still has the pulpit and some other parts of woodwork left... Because of the circular ceiling, it's an awesome spot for some panorama porn... Ok, on with the pic's: 1# 2# 3# 4# 5# 6# 7# 8# 9# 10# 11# 12# (And some panorama's..) 13# 14# 15# 16# Thanks for watching!!
  6. So I went to scope out a place I have been looking at for a while and it was a bit busy with traffic when I got there.... went home through the country side and stumbled totally by chance on this little beaut, literally in the middle of a field in a village of three houses! Not sure what the crack is,it really is just in the middle of a field, fairly empty apart from a load of wooden chairs, doors left wide open definitely not functional any more, in fact there's a sheet of wood hung on the door which says ''No longer a place of worship - ground remains consecrated'' which I read to mean there's no security but if you smash the place up GOD WILL KNOW! lol Lovely old place to spend half an hour anyway.... pics OM-D EM5 and a 17mm... ta for looking! Ta for looking !
  7. Visited with scattergun,baron of scotland, starlight, projectmayhem and dystopia as part of the up up north trip. Loved this place, doubt it will last long structurally as it's looking pretty bad. Was a little cramped but worth the stop on the way back towards Glasglow.
  8. There has been scaffolding up here for quite some time, and it was obvious some brilliant views could be had from the top! So I set out one cold December night, found my way to bottom of the ladder, and began climbing. There was a PIR about 20 feet up, which turned out not to be connected to anything - so I carried on until I reached the turreted roof. It was a great spot to sit (when out of view) and enjoy the unique views! The church is opposite a monastery - here's a snippet of history quoted from pugin.com: "This is a Grade 1 listed building of as much historic value as The Grange next door. Despite having a private chapel in his house, Pugin built St. Augustine's for himself. It was begun in 1844, Pugin made only one plan for the building and this was where the foundations should be. From then on it grew out of a passion for the endeavour. The construction ceased from time to time since funds frequently ran out and Pugin would only use the best materials. He had stone bought from Whitby, as well as using local flint. The church was not finished at Pugin's death and the outside wall next to the road was only at waist height and approximately ten foot long. However this was completed by his eldest son Edward who was also an architect." Enjoy the photographs! Thanks for looking!
  9. hi Very quick smash and grab splore as I had an hour to kill this PM. The place was ravaged by fire at some point and not much is left, the tower was what i wanted but as you will see the staircase is long gone. Splored with Scattergun, good catching up mate, nothing like a "can you be here 15 mins" phone call
  10. Not much to say about this one really. Its a church, its hidden away, it hasnt been chaved up and it is a really relaxed explore. Visited on a solo quicky mission in Lincolnshire. here you go.... Thanks for looking, the rest can be seen on my Flickr.
  11. UK Pigeon Church, Angus Feb 2013

    Loved this place, apart from the pigeon poop (hence the name) masks needed !!! cheers
  12. Have another one from the archives. It was a balmy August evening, wife and kids had gone out, nothing was stirring, not even a mouse. The architect employed by Mr. Maden Holt was E. Wyndham Tarn of London. The church, 120 ft. long and 53 ft. wide was built in the Early Pointed Gothic style from stone quarried on Mr. Holt's estate with pillars of polished red granite. Seating accommodation was provided for 1,000 people. The tower, which stands on the north side of the chancel, is surmounted by a spire 150 ft. in height. A small transept was built on the south side of the church. It was used originally as a pew for the Holt family but later the font was transferred to this chapel from its former position in the chancel. The church contains a baptistry for the immersion of adults. It is sunk in the chancel floor and is covered by an ornamental grating. When the Reverend Eddie Ashworth retired in 1999 the parish became a joint benifice with Holy Trinity Church, Stacksteads. The Church held its final service in October 2007 and the parish merged with Holy Trinity, Tunstead. Cheers
  13. After a wet climb into the wrong side of this church we were set to shoot first impressions wernt good but after finding a leg bone i was a happy bunny first two shots by Crucial Moose...... 1 2. Kru From left to right Odd-bin Ravin,Chocked Up,Oldfool and Crucial Moose 3. 4. 5. 6. Onward Hof Van B never judge a book by the cover 7. 8. Next location which will deffo be my next hotel in Belgium CHATEAU GRAMMIERE 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Last location non urbex but a must if visiting the area http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li%C3%A8ge-Guillemins_railway_station 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. Cheers for looking Oldskool....
  14. Church SS - June 2012

    The origins of SS At Stubbylee lived Mr. John Holt, J.P., a Christian man with a real concern for the spiritual needs of the people living on his estate around the area. His dreams of building a church were not fulfilled in his own lifetime. When St. John's fell into a state of extreme disrepair and collapse a committee was formed to rebuild it but progress in making the necessary arrange¬ments was so slow that one of the members of the committee, Mr. James Maden Holt (the son of Mr. John Holt) withdrew and determined to go ahead with the building of a church at Stubbylee. After obtaining the consent of the incumbent of St. John's, the Rev. B. Tweedale, and of the Bishop of the diocese to the assign¬ment of a district for the proposed new church, Mr. Holt looked round for a suitable clergyman to tackle the undertaking. He learned that the Rev. William Whitworth, Vicar of St. Jude's, Ancoats, was willing to accept the onerous task of working up the new- parish and invited him to be the first vicar. Mr. Whitworth was duly licensed and began his labours in an old mill at Rockliffe. It was intended that these premises should be only temporary so very few alterations were made. The floor was covered with sawdustand benches mounted on bricks were used as pews. Worship commenced there in 1854. 1. 2. Work now began on the Sunday School building in New Line and was completed in 1858. The congregation and scholars were called together for a final address by Mr. Whitworth in Rockliffe Mill. A procession then formed and marched to the new school, which was opened by Mr. Whitworth who gave a further address. The upper part of the school was used as a church for the next few years. The vicarage was built next and Mr. Whitworth took up residence there about 1860, shortly before the building of the church commenced. 3. 4. The church was consecrated on Monday, the 23rd of January, 1865, by the Lord Bishop of Manchester, the Right Rev. J. Fraser, and was designated "SS Representatives of the local Wesleyan, Baptist and Independent churches were present at the service. 5. 6. The cost of the erection of the church, school and vicarage was borne entirely by Mr. James Maden Holt and amounted, as near as can be ascertained, to £8,000, £2,000 and £1,400 respectively, exclusive of the value of the sites. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 19. 20. 21. Visited with M&M Critical Mass & Host Cheers for looking Oldsk@@l.......
  15. After a mess up with directions on a saturday explore decided to go for a walk with Miss CSI on sunday and see this lovely old church, been before and love it every time I see it. Heres some history:- St.Andrew's church is a partly redundant anglican church in covehithe suffolk, it's grade I listed. Part of the church is in ruins and is under the churches conservation trust. It stands on a lane leading to the sea, which has suffered significant ongoing coastal erosion. The eldest fabric in the original large medieval church dates from the 14th century but most of it from the 15th century. During the civil war of charles 1st much of the stained glass was destroyed. By the later part of that century the large church was too expensive for the parishioners to maintain, they were given permission in 1672 to remove the roof and to build a smaller church within it. The pews were 15th Century and the pulpit is 17th century. Enjoy the pics:-
  16. This tower is reported to be one of the most haunted church's in the UK (If you believe that old twaddle), situated in the middle of nowhere and only accessed by a miles trek on foot. So there was no better time to visit it than at night Visited with Skeleton Key, Billy The Bulldozer and Adam History The old church known as Little St. Mary's is first recorded 1086 where it was part of the estate belonging to Hugh De Desmaisnil. It was demolished in 1853 but the 15th Century Tower was left intact along with the graveyard. The tower has three stagings and some of the original fixtures from the chapel have been incorporated into it as the 14th century window above he door and the 12th century doorway. There has been much interest in it over the years from different parties that have led to a number of stories and accounts of strange happenings. The latest in January 2009 led to a local newspaper sending an investigative reporter to see for themselves after recieving some strange video footage of something inside the tower. This was the video which the reporter received (Make sure your sound is on, contains swearing) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBfOgLD2h_I&feature=player_embedded Extracts of the report in the East Herts Herald TREPIDATION and excitement gripped me as I saw a narrow bridleway leading to my destination, an eerie church tower looming above a distant copse. The ruined church in Thundridge has been attracting attention of late, with two reports in as many weeks of bizarre and menacing growling noises emanating from the decaying tower, off Cold Christmas Lane. After being sent a video and hearing the growl myself I was unable to fend off my curiosity any longer, and decided that the Herald should investigate. When I arrived at the clearing where the tower stands my mind raced as I recounted the research I had done into this place. It has for a number of years attracted devil-worshippers at Halloween, and is rumoured to be haunted. Before venturing to the site I read in the book Haunted Hertfordshire how, in 1978 a woman was confronted by a terrifying supernatural army which let out blood-curdling screams and walked straight through her. Thankfully (or perhaps unfortunately) for myself and our photographer no such apparition transpired on our visit. I peered into the tower through a small hole hoping to discover what the “menacing groan†which Hoddesdon pensioner Ann Crump, and husband Leonard had heard a little over a week before, but the tower remained silent. Thundridge Bernard and Marion Hill were walking their dog nearby and I asked them if they knew what the fuss was about. Marion said: “It does seem to attract people, there’s a bit of a fascination about it.†But Bernard added: “We come here twice a day, and have lived here for 33 years and have never heard anything.
  17. How diverse can urban exploring be? On Sunday I was taking pictures of my adrenaline pumped mates, stripping off and posing for photos in Harold Wood morgue. 24 hours later and I'm sitting all alone in a dusty but serene 700 year old church in the middle of nowhere. Brilliant!!! Information on this beautiful church is very sparse on the internet, but I have managed to find the following from various sources Deconsecrated in March 1985, the church dates from the fourteenth century, and was first mentioned in registers in 1538 and still has two windows of that age. The church had a bell dated 1594 but this is long gone On the inside the wooden floor on which once stood the pews is rotted and cracked an sunlight streams through several cracks in the walls There is no stained glass and only two interior monuments - one monument is dated 1591 and 1593. The pulpit remains, plus one stool and a kneeler. In the corner are rusting oil fires and an oil can. Research on the internet suggest that a planning application for residential use had been submitted but might have been rejected - probably due to lack of road access The church and graveyard is now managed by Epping Forest Countrycare and had been owned by an un-nammed party since 2008
  18. Huddersfield abandoned church 2011

    A Roman in a Christian church derelict or not its sacrilege , I just wish people would not smash things up.....hell this would have been 1 very nice find !
  19. St John the Baptist church has been shut for a while now. Visited this with hood_mad and captian slow (almost). This church has an interesting but sad history. Locally, common legend has it that the architect that designed the church did so with the altar facing in the wrong direction. Apparently when he realised he hung himself in the bell tower. The church is pretty well sealed, there are some entrances, but as time was tight because we were on our way to do the airfield, we didn't go into the main hall, just the crypt and the boiler room. Entrance to the crypt. Open tomb, you can just see the bones. 3 Long tombs and 1 smaller one. Tombs at the end of the passageway, marble topped. Not much here, but the crypt is really spooky, lol. J.

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