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  1. I have searched and searched online for information about this place and have come up blank every-time. This was a farm house which had a guest house across from it from what i can make out.The farm house has been standing there for years long before i started driving as the first time i saw this place i was about 16/17 years old. The farm house is destroyed no other words for it the roof is all caved in as are the floors and the basement can now be seen. Its also had a fire at some point as has the guest house. We visited this one Friday evening as my partners son really wanted to see what it was we explored and do his own videos! So excuse the pics i was getting used to my camera it was the first time since i had got it that i tried it out..... We started in the guest house. Still old wallpaper remaining. Now some of the farm house.
  2. Little History.... Was built in the 1890s An ornate Victorian cricket pavilion that was listed as endanger. Was used up until 1950s. Was burnt down in May 2017 a few weeks before we visited the site. We thought we would stop and look at this place on our way to Bletchley park we was not aware it had been recently burnt down such a shame as i bet it was a beautiful building as are most grade 2 listed buildings. Some pics.... Enjoy
  3. UK

    Little History.... St John's Hospital Previous names Buckinghamshire County Asylum and Buckinghamshire Mental Asylum. Opend 17th Januray 1873 The grade-ll hospital chapel for Buckinghamshire County Asylum also known as St Johns Hospital in Stone Buckinghamshire, closed around 1995 but the hospital clossed in 1991. Today the Chapel stand derelict and boarded up tight, pend conversion into three dwellings. Only a few staff houses are remaining and saved. The rest of the hospital was demolished in 1994 and turned into a housing estate. Unfortunately this was a bust you could not get into the chapel other than the cellar. but a few pictures.
  4. The purpose-built County Court in Burton Upon Trent opened in 1862 featuring a three storey Italianate stone facade. Inside the courthouse features a double height courtroom with high-level arched windows around every wall, flooding the room with light. The original ornate balustrade survives in the entrance hall, but most of the building has been modernised over the years. The building closed in March 2013 and has been disused ever since. Visited with @SpiderMonkey
  5. UK

    Well This was our last stop off on the way home from Wales at the weekend. To our surprise the place still had power. This by far has to be one of the strangest explores we have done from the moment we entered the first building it was an uneasy feeling and we dont spook easy. Its not like a normal explore as the buildings are not that old at all but a fully abandoned business park. Was not in the worst of states we have seen when on some of our explores. It has had wiring stripped in one corridor. All the doors were unlocked and most swinging open a few smashed internal windows also. There were some strange sounds in one of the buildings and we could not work out.
  6. Hey Guys Thought I would share a video from an outing to Redhill, Enjoy!
  7. UK

    Bletchley Park was the central site for British Code-breakers During World War Two. D Block - Enigma Work G Block - Traffic Analysis & Deception Operations. Most German messages decrypted at Bletchley were produced by one or another Enigma Cipher machine but an important minority were produced by the even more complicated twelve-rotor Lorenz SZ42 on-line Teleprinter Cipher Machine. Well we planed this in advance as we were unsure how easy it would be to get onto but to our suprise we walked right on and into G block no security that we saw. We had a good mooch around taking lots of photos and Dan done vidoeing as always. We started in G Block and then went onto another building. Well this place was out of this world so much history lots of records found that should have been destroyed but never seemed to be two copy's of the Enigma machine lots of old tech in the place too. We could not belive our eyes or luck. So much more to see there but we had to leave due to time. But we will be going back again. Please Enjoy. I have over 200 photos for this place please feel free to check out my flickr page.
  8. Lets start with some history.... Tower Colliery was the oldest continuously working deep-coal min in the United kingdom and possibly the world until its closure in 2008. It is the last mine of its kind to remain in the South Wales Valleys. With coal located so close to the surface it was known by locals to be possible to drift mine coal from Hiwaun. This activity increased from 1805 until 1864 the first drift named Tower was started named after the nearby Crawshays Tower, a folly built in 1848. In 1941 the new shaft was sunk to a depth of 160 meters. From 1943 until closure, this sharft was used as the main "return" ventilation shaft and for the transport of men, in 1958 Tower No. 3 was driven to meet the No. 4 colliery workings, and was used as the main "intake" airways; conveying coal to the sureface and transporting materials into the mine working ares. The Aberdare Branch of Merthyr line continued north from Aberdare railway station to the colliery. While passenger services terminate in Aberdare , freight services operated several times a day along this stretch of line, directly owned by the colliery. This place was a GEM!!! We parked up and walked right on site it did say there was CCTV but it did not look to be working so we took our chances and the first building we came to was the medical building. This place was amazing lots to see hardly anything was broken so really untouched. We must have been there for 2 hours before we bumped into two other explorer's. We gave each other a fright stood and had a quick chat then went our own ways. The next building was as good as the first one. There was still mains water running also. This was a great way to end day one in South Wales. Some Photos and a Video excuse Dan's Giggling he was loving the place and the fact it was untouched. I have under 200 photos but Flickr only unloaded a few i think we had a power out as i left it uploading over night so have had to start the upload again. The VIDEO.... Please Enjoy......... Amazing place.
  9. UK

    Lets Start With Some History..... RAF Cheddington. Cheddington was used as a First World War aerodrome briefly during 1917. The airfield was closed after armistices. During the Second World War Cheddington airfield opened in March 1942 as a satellite station to RAF Wing with 26 operational training units, Vickers Wellington Bombers these had "EU" on the aircraft sides). Site information- owner Air ministry Controlled by- Royal Air Force Untied States Army Air Forces. This was a spare of the moment evening visit after work again and we were unsure if we would be able to get on site as it was mant to have security. As luck had it we drove straight onto site with not problem no sign of security so we parked the car up and went for a walk about as we had herd this place still had its vault door for its ammunition room and bingo we found it. very strange sit this one there were people living on it in caravans and it looked like in some of the bunkers people were living too. so enjoy the pics.
  10. UK

    ROC Post Great Offley Hertfordshire 04/2017 Date opened July 1959 Date Closed September 1991 Location On an overgrown mound east side of the bridleway 300 yards North of Luton Road and immediately to the south of the A505 in the north west corner of a field. We visited this once even after work as it was not to far from home after a short walk we arrived to the post and pushed our way through the overgrown grass and bushes. from the outside it looked as if it had not been the subject of vandalism. we opened the hatch to find out was badly flooded. My other half went down the ladder as far as he could and shone his flashlight into the water to his surprise he could see a mattress the bed and a unit and chair. this was our first ever ROC Post. Very few photos as the place was flooded.
  11. UK

    ROC Post Onlney Little bit of history.... Royal Observer Corps Monitoring Posts are underground structures all over the United Kingdom, constructed as a result of the Corps' nuclear reporting role and operated by volunteers during the Cold War between 1955 and 1991. This was a stop on the way home from St Crispin Hospital. Unfortunately after pulling my tendon in my knee i could not go down into the post but my other half did i will find the link for his you tube video for this post i do however have a few photos. This was a great stop off as it had got a new door fitted and everything from what Dan said was still inside with a slight flood. Please excuse my other half and the spider comment although it is very funny enjoy. The video link Photos..... Max freaked out over a small dead spider I REPEAT SMALL AND DEAD SPIDER!!! To which his dad decided to make fun on the video. Unfornatley i could not go down due to mt knee injury and was already having trouble with it. This completed Dans day he was so pleased he got to get inside a ROC Post. Hope you enjoy.
  12. I don't have any history on this little place except for the fact that it was a farm in a remote village in Norfolk. As you can probably tell I have a little backlog. With various personal events over the last year allthough I have been out a bit I havent had much time to post so catching up on it now Thanks to @Mikeymutt for some details on this place! Helpfl as always mate Visited here with @hamtagger, we had a really relaxed explore with this one. Probably one of the fullest interior wise of the residential places we have visited but stacked with personal memoroes just such a shame to have been left behind. I remember thinking I wouldnt like to rifle through someones personal posessions but it is really nice to build upa picture of the people that once lived here. Can't remember much else except this was another place welcomed for @hamtagger having an urbex shit. I swear there is not one place we have been to where he hasn't christened the almighty ceramic throne! Anyway, on to the pics 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Thanks for looking!
  13. UK

    Could not find any history on this place no matter how hard i tried too. This one is tucked away in a small woods. I believe it was built for the old Victorian House close by. After a walk through a farmers field we came to the wooded area into what looked like some kind of conservation area and walked a little further and found the tower and well/pumping station had to climb over a small fence. Could not gain access to the pumping station/well. There is also a video this was one of first ever explores too so excuse the footage it was all done by a phone Camera but there's lots of videos on the other half's page but you will have to excuse a few of the last ones!!! But they could give you a laugh.
  14. Great Tew Manor was originally built around 1730, with extensions added in 1834 and 1856. Shortly after the First World War the owner died and the house was left empty until the 1960s. A further period of neglect in the 80s left most of the house uninhabitable. One end of the house has now been renovated and is occupied but the majority of the building is still in poor condition, clad in scaffolding and plastic sheeting. Several sections of floor and ceiling have now collapsed, the 'ongoing restoration project' doesn't appear to have got very far sadly. Shame as it's a spectacular building. I'd never heard of this place before, it just popped up while I was doing some research. I soon discovered a flurry of reports from 2010 to 2013, but nothing ever since. A few comments on the old reports suggested the whole place had been fully refurbished but I couldn't find anything online to verify this so we decided to go take a look for ourselves. Glad we did as it's not changed much at all and it's an absolute belter. Shame we only had 45 mins of daylight left though as I easily could have spent hours in there. There were lots of things I didn't capture with my camera, old documents dating back over 100 years and tunnels running underneath the whole of the house. A good end to a quality weekend with my bitches @Miss.Anthrope and Cankles, perhaps we will return here some time for afternoon tea. 1. 2. 3. This was inside the dome shaped roof section, you can just make out the decorative patterns on the walls 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. Roof collapse in the attic 17. and on the floor below.... 18. However this was the best part, the Gothic revival library. An absolute stunner and somehow still in pristine condition. 19. 20. 21. Thanks for looking
  15. UK

    Short walk around the "1906" House in Cornwall not much history is known about this place
  16. UK

    Visited this place about 2 years ago with Katia and James. The shop was left as it was when it closed over 50 years ago, full of old bottles with stuff still in them. Probably one of the best sites I've done over the years considering how much is in there. But recently a few cabinets have been taken which is a shame. But thats why I cant share it, which also means I cant give out any history either. Ill shut up now and let the photos do the talking. More photos here
  17. Lets start with some history about this place..... St Crispins was a large psychiatric hospital on the outskirts of Duston village in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England. It was established in 1876 as the Berrywood Asylum and closed in 1995. In the architect's typical style already used at Macclesfield and to some extent, Hereford asylums, red brick was used extensively as principal construction material, with white or blue brick for decorative dressing, banding or window arches. Windows were of timber, multiple paned sash type and decorative wrought iron balustrading was applied to embellish the tops of canted bay windows and slate roofs. The most distinctive feature of the site was the water tower, visible for a considerable distance and decorated with a clock on each face. This stood in the centre of the main asylum, looming over the recreation hall to the south and administration block to the north and although not attached directly to either, formed a major part of the composition of both. St Crispin Hospital briefly entered the news when a fire killed a six patients who were resident on Schuster Ward, within the main building. Sectorisation and then reprovision led to the relocation of services away from the St Crispin site, with separate services being developed at Kettering and Milton Keynes, as well as elsewhere within Northampton itself. During the early 1990s at the outbreak of the First Gulf War, several closed wards were upgraded ready to admit any injured members of the armed forces should the need arise but this was never required. The hospital gradually contracted as wards became disused, eventually leaving those located within the Pendered Centre and the main building was closed in 1995. Its chapel was decorated by the Northampton artist Henry Bird. Following the Hospital's closure the Chapel was purchased by the Greek Orthodox Church and is now in regular use by the Greek Orthodox Community in Northampton. On to our explore myself my partner and his son went on this one when we turned up it was all secure or so we thought myself and the little one (not so little his 11) hung back in the car while his dad when and scouted for a way in. He came back with a way in and once we were sorted off we all went. so we got into the first building as always frirst thing the other half looked for was a basement and bingo there was one so went went off exploring then hear above us people running around then went quite so we made our way back up to the first floor with our flash lights on to scare the hell out of some kids who started screaming and running all over the place. These kids proved to be loud and annoying so the min we got the chance we took off in another direction as it was becoming clear they wanted to annoy security. We had a very nice explore of the hospital bumping into other people who were also avoiding the kids as we were at the time. We could still hear the lads running around screaming and shouting so when we finished in the last building we decided it was time to leave before we ran into security. Upon leaving we were driving out the car park we see all the young lads one comes over to the car to inform us that security and police were chasing had chased them off site. Great explore thats for sure. Please enjoy the photos. The otherhalf taking the lead. The other Half and his young lad. Please let me know if this is right or if there are any problems. Thank you.
  18. Recently started uploading videos this one is from a few years back now of the Crinkley Bottom Theme Park of "Mr Blobby's House". Short and sweet lol but not got into the habit of long videos i really should
  19. UK

    What do you guys think to an urbex wedding? How would you go about it? No have not gone mad don't want a normal wedding!!!
  20. UK

    This was an old Mine and Mill in Scotland I visited that has been around since the 1820s it was rebuilt after WWII when German Bombers dropped inceduries onto it. The lift and mine shaft to the mine is still pretty much intact so I think it may be possible to maybe descend with a rope into the mine it's self. There was a CCTV camera on one of the windows of the buildings but I'm sure this was a fake one and just there as a deterent to looters. It is the first explore I have done where vandals and looters havent yet ransacked the area so I decided to keep the name of the area private but if anyone wants to visit then shoot me a pm.
  21. I have to admit, I am not always that good at hitting the road and seeing places I really want to see. For this reason, I have missed Asylums, Industries and other random places that have looked cool. The Fox Brother mills in Wellington have been on my list since they first appeared, but being quite far into the West Country I have never made it that far, that was until this weekend when I was down that way visiting family and had a spare day to myself. This complex is amazing in my opinion. It has large cavernous space, heavily derelict areas and rotten floors that crack under foot. The icing on the cake is old industrial equipment interspersed around the buildings that are from a bygone era - where else could you find old hot riveted boilers still incased in bricks alongside unused coal? I am serious, I would like to know and go there. Sadly, whilst English Heritage have listed the place but advised that due to the scale of the complex and economic reasons, conversion may not be possible. I read this as it being at risk of going. Conversion has stopped mid way through, presumably the developer has gone bust On a side note, hopping the stream is ill advisable if you jump short. I went knee (thankfully, not balls) deep in mud. The hire car was ruined lol Work is underway to start converting this I hear Anyway, photos: The tall building: It still has some gear left (god knows why it wasn't sold off). If old weaving gear wasn't enough, the engine house was simply stunning. It it amazing that it still sits there (boilers, engine, old wheel), I can only assume that it as used up until they shut as one of the boilers was converted to gas. Not sure what this building was, but I liked the space: Sorry for the amount of photos, I just can't help myself.
  22. UK

    Great little place, full of natural decay scattered with bursts of vibrant colour. Used to make Tweed for the local population, then became a tourist attraction. Closed sometime in the 80s. Part of a recent trip to Wales. Thank for the heads up on this one to those that answered my questions. Photos: Untitled by Nick, on Flickr
  23. With a slightly later Easter weekend start to the day than usual, making my way over to a certain church in Essex to meet with onethirtytwo_ to kick off the days splore. Now before I continue with this, despite our best attempts and even flagging down a local, we did not manage to venture inside the church itself, so in effect was a failed explore. However in true UD fashion a report is a report so I will share the few external shots I did get. There’s very little history on this place so won’t be posting any history with this report unfortunately.
  24. Vested with @GK_WAX and @dangle_angle and non member dylan. It was on our Welsh tour we visited this very small chapel not much to see there and in quite a mess it's made from corougated sheet metal. And didn't have your traditional benches but green canvas chairs. I don't know the name of the church. So here's a few photos...
  25. Canwick Cemetery Chapel The Explore One from March last year. This place has been derelict for a number of years and I had been keeping an eye on the place for probably 2 years previous to that as I regularly had to drive past the cemetery. Around once a month I made a point of stopping, pretending to visit some dead-relatives' grave and when no one was looking used to hop the heras and check the doors. About a billion times they were the same as always and I cursed the local kids and drunks for being crap, until finally one day myself and @Urbexbandoned were on a stroll through the cemetery and noticed some fresh beer cans near the heras and the door looking ever so slightly ajar.. winner!. Couldn't have a look that day as a groundsman was busy astro-turfing a rectangle nearby but returned the next day for a solo visit, then a few days later with @Urbexbandoned. I don't think the assumed-drunk had entered as I had to push a layer of pigeon shit about 2 inches thick behind the door. No-one had been in there for a very long time and also it was a shame the wooden staircase up the bell tower had completely rotted away and collapsed at some point. A few people visited in the coming few months, then I noticed the door got boarded up again. The History Pair of former chapels, now disused. 1856. By Michael Drury. Coursed and squared rubble with ashlar dressings and plain tile roof. Gothic Revival style with pointed arched windows and Geometrical tracery. EXTERIOR: chamfered and moulded plinth, sill band, moulded eaves, coped gables with crosses and finials. North side has a central gable with an archway and shafts, flanked by single gabled buttresses. Beyond, single blocked 3-light windows. To left, the octagonal east chapel has angle buttresses and 3 gables, each with a 4-light window. Roof gablets. Fleche removed. To right, west chapel with apsidal end and buttresses, 3 bays, with six 2-light windows with hoodmoulds. In the north gable, a 5-light window. Square north-west tower, 3 stages, has to north a gabled doorway with shafts. Above, a trefoiled vescia piscis and to east, a 2-light window. Third stage has a foiled corbel table and to north, a rose window. On the other sides, 3-light windows. Spire removed. INTERIOR: east chapel has an arch braced conical roof with collars forming a corona. West chapel has a moulded stone arch to the apse, and an arch braced double purlin roof. Both chapels have foliage corbels - I have no idea what they are.. The Pictures 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Coffin shape on the ceiling.. 13. As always thanks for looking and feedback always appreciated


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