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  1. History “I was born over the road in Beacon Hill in 1942, and it was run down when I went down for eggs as a kid… It was never a posh place, but it was occupied by some old time farmers – lovely people” (Malcolm Hall of Kirklevington). Although it was originally a village, Little Burdon is a small Hamlet located just outside Darlington, near the village of Sadberge. Most of the Hamlet consists of a Grade II listed farm that was constructed sometime in the 18th century (mid-1700s). It is rumoured that the Little Burdon estate once belonged to the Burdon family; a well-established gentry family who were widely dispersed across County Durham from the late 14th century. The Burdons were originally granted land by the Bishop of Durham in 1337 and, subsequently, they were able to build their first house. Like most families who were given land, they prospered, and before long they had several properties across Durham. The farm was built much later by notable Burdon descendants, but it served well to extend the small Burdon ‘empire’ and the villages that bore their name – Great Burdon, Little Burdon, Old Burdon and Town Burdon. A recent report suggests that the last residents of Little Burdon were two brothers, Harry and Gordon Barron. Gordon was well-known for breeding prize-winning Clydesdale horses; many of the horses Gordon bred won the stallion class at the Great Yorkshire Show. Unfortunately, however, in 1995 a band of masked robbers ransacked the farmstead after tying the Barron Brothers up at knifepoint. This was the first robbery ever recorded at Little Burdon, and it was also one of the last times the Barrons of Burdon were ever mentioned in any form of archive. While both of the brothers survived the attack, they never returned to their home after the incident. Consequently, after the turn of the millennium the farmstead had deteriorated badly. Described as ‘an extensive renovation project’, the property was later sold at auction in 2013, for £175,000, but no work was ever started to try save the buildings. As for Harry and Gordon Barron, sadly two deaths under their names were registered in 1996 (Harry – aged 82 years old) and 1997 (Gordon – aged 77 years old). Our Version of Events Little Burdon seems to be one of those places you rarely ever stop at. Since the A66 runs past, and there’s no obvious reason to get out of the car around this area, you can easily miss the old Grade II listed farmstead that is slowly falling apart. We have noticed it many times before, but have also ignored it on every occasion. This time, however, we decided to have a quick poke around because, recently, we’ve been trying to cover more places that are closer to home. It’s really easy to overlook them, but sometimes the things on your doorstep can be quite interesting and more often than not they are worth checking out. Given that the old farm is in the middle of nowhere, and it no longer has any windows or doors, access wasn’t very difficult at all. Other than an empty car parked outside the main farmhouse, the place was silent too. After stepping over some rubble to enter the site, we chose to start off in what appeared to be the former courtyard. From here we were able to access the stables, old storage areas, sties and finally the farmhouse itself. From the offset we weren’t expecting to find anything amazing. It’s pretty clear from the roadside that the building is absolutely fucked. Nevertheless, as the site has some interesting history attached to it, we felt it was worth a quick look. All in all, some of the rooms are fairly interesting, and there are a couple of photogenic fireplaces, but, aside from that, there’s very little else inside. It was only afterwards that we discovered there is a famous lead firemark positioned on one of the walls inside, which signifies that someone took out an insurance policy with the Globe Insurance Company in the 19th century. Unfortunately, it didn’t appear in any of our shots either, which is a shame, but we ‘borrowed’ a photo of it to show you all and save us having to go back. After spending twenty minutes or so on the site, and pretty much ready to head back to the car, we were suddenly aware that someone else was nearby. We could hear some loud rustling in the grass around the corner from us. This is how it usually goes of course… You’re exploring the worst derps imaginable and someone happens catches you snooping around. Rather than hide or slip away, though, as we might have done on a site that wasn’t falling apart, we decided we’d be sociable and go talk to whoever it was; perhaps they’d know a little something about the place? As it turned out, however, we’d simply stumbled upon the owners of the car parked outside the front of the farmhouse. An embarrassed-looking couple were emerging from the bushes around the back, just as we turned the corner. The guy did a quick check of his fly as he properly clocked us, and his female companion appeared to be straightening her jacket. That’s what it looked like anyway. Both appeared to be very smartly dressed too – not quite the attire you’d expect for walking. We can only wonder what they were up to, hiding there in the bushes together… Explored with Ford Mayhem and Box. 1: 2: 3: 4: 5: 6: 7: 8: 9: 10: 11: 12: 13: 14: 15: 16: 17: 18: 19: 20: 21: 22: 23: 24: 25: 26: 27: 28: 29:
  2. History I don't have much history on this place. I now that the former resident passed away some time ago and apparently her son couldn't bring himself to sell the house or sort it out so it has been left to decay naturally. The Explore Visited with my better half @hamtagger , we had been meaning to visit this place for some time but with other places popping up we had decided to hit this on the way back from a weekend in Wales. Nicely situated this, set away from any prying eyes but then we noticed the tractor in the field opposite who had his eyes on us, Didn't give us any trouble and when his back was turned we quickly made our way in. One thing I love about cottages and old houses is that when places are littered with articles like they are here it gives you a really nice picture to work with as to what the person was like that lived here. This place, aside from looking like it had been a little ransacked was no exception. There were momento's, photographs and personal belongings everywhere. The cars are as they have been Iv'e seen in previous reports and we even found some Insurance covernotes which matched some of the cars out back. Nice little touch. A lot of pics I have seen from here have been a bit samey so I wanted to focus on other bits I'd found. I found it quite interesting how one side of the house was literally being held on by wallpaper, there were massive cracks running right down. Pushed it a little, it wobbled, I left it alone Anyway, on with the pics Cheers for lookin!
  3. Lovely little location on a few hundred metres from each other. The Farmhouse and the Cottage situated in rural Grampian, I found these on route to another location, didn't spend too long here as they were fairly empty but had some lovely little features and a bit of a surprise when I had a good look around the table inside the cottage! The Cottage The Farm Thanks for taking the time to look!
  4. A day out in the countryside, thanks for @hamtagger & @Urbexbandoned for the info Built in 1875, photo above from 1905, it was the farm house for a 97 acre dairy farm, on a large estate in the Peaks. Tiny little place, but some lovely stuff there. Will be going back when everything's greener for some more shots around the farmyard too.
  5. 1000 mile Mega Xplore The other two were by now used to my swearing at my satnav, but when we ended up at what looked a block end I nearly chucked it out the window, There was a big river one side and a pub the other :question: so it was not until I got out and saw a small (As in 2 car) chain ferry the other side of the river. Turns out MB hates water and I thought he was going to grab a life jacket as I drove on . For a change MB went in first and promptly put his foot through the floor (This he did again the other side of the room.) https://www.flickr.com/photos/cunningplan/albums/72157659274332585 photo bomb
  6. Farmhouse's dome

    Hi m8s! Today I want to share this amazing farmhouse with you. Hope U enjoy!
  7. been on here a while now , time to put up my first report I found this little farmhouse crammed to the ceilings in some rooms , some of the bits date back to the first world war right up to 2008 went back for another visit last week and there was some bloke there clearing the house and burning the contents I think it will take a while for him to finish tho here are my pics , a little pic heavy
  8. Abandoned farmhouse

    Exploring an abandoned farmhouse. Hope you enjoy! It's a spanish vid, if u don't understand something just ask!
  9. After being out of exploring for a almost 2 months, I got back on the scene with this nice wee find. Have previosuly visited here before with Mad Max, but my SD Card corrupted and lost 6 locations for that day. So will get round to visiting them all again. This old Farmhouse was built in 1827 outside a small town and original was part of a mill. It appears to have been abandoned for sometime little bit trashed in some parts and a few things have gone missing since my first visit, but still well worth the trip! This is the Rabbit Farmhouse. Coming down the driveway it is very inviting. The kitchen is very dark and as someone pointed out it the collection could be from Dexter. The living room, with a superb collection of Osman & Sons Cow Medicine Bottles Upstairs is well lit and some nice pics to be had. There is a good bit more to this place, but the heavy rain forced me to leave it for another day. Thanks for looking!
  10. When I found this never had the opportunity to pop in so had to return in hope of finding a beauty. To be honest it wasn't too bad after a little bit of DIY. Rebuilt a bed and replaced a few drawers and she was good to go. Our DIY exploits took a while so had to return for another visit, a week or so later. This is a combination of both visits. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Thanks for your time, I hope you enjoyed.
  11. So this place had some really funky décor Only a few shots from here, no history to be found. I believe it is now empty and being refurbished. 1 Pretty In Pink 2 3 4 5 6 7
  12. Nice little farm house in the middle of nowhere with loads of bits and bobs lying around.
  13. This was a great little farmhouse in the rural countryside with an incredible amount of stuff left behind, personal possessions, photos, ration books, glasses, fabric, clothes, an old singer sewing machine, a bottle of Johnie Walker Red Label, coins, buttons, records, beautiful furniture and it was just all untouched. So beautiful. It was almost quite hard to shoot as there was just so much stuff here! Thanks to the guy who shared this with me The leccy and water was still on too!? This was all shot on a Minolta Autocord TLR camera with a 75mm fixed lens. For the geeks it was shot on Kodak Ektar 100 film. LOVE this camera, even though it can be hard to meter and focus. Pleased with the results though! Scanned directly from the 5 x 5" prints, my scanner is dusty and minus a few bits of cloning to remove horrifically obvious dust, these are all straight out of camera. I shot more on digital and may add later, but I'm liking the film look for now. Hope you like my report!
  14. Y Heulog Farmhouse. June 2013. The last morning of our trip, kids where asleep as was the better half , what better to do than have a quick look at the location that i had scribbled the coordinates to on a scrap of paper then rammed into my coat pocket just before leaving the house a few days prier. Not expecting much i grabbed my camera and headed off into glorious rural Wales and found a beauty, much much more than i could have hoped for Thanks so much for looking hope you enjoyed her
  15. When I first saw this one pop up recently I knew I had to see it-full of stuff, lots of cool features and fairly local. Whoever found it must have been extremely pleased-It reminded me of the Scientists Manor before it got ruined [and re-named to the Red Dress Manor]. No history, but appears to have been empty for maybe 15-20 years. Not my best pictures-Im going through a "photo-mental-block" at the minute but hopefully you can get some idea of the place. A relaxed explore with a mellow crew-Shush, Skanky and Steff. More on my Flickr. Thanks
  16. Was out for a days reccy work on a cold snowy day and spotted this at the side of the road in the middle of the mountainside range. Took the chance and nipped in past for a wee rake about. No history at all on this place am afraid, couldn't find anything about it except a farmer once found Silver coins buried here. Didn't manage to get through the whole place as the door to rear section didn't have a handle and was locked Into the Parlour for entertaining Small bedroom or closet, little bit moldy in here! Main Staircase Green Felt clad double swing doors were a cool feature The farmers old Barbour The Scullery This was definitely a posh farmhouse with not just one inside toilet! But two!! The nicely fitted out kitchen A quick few pics of the upstairs bedrooms Quick shot before heading off to another adventure, check out the really modern computer in there! Thanks for browsing through my pics, hope you enjoyed it
  17. Nathaniel White is a serial killer from Upstate New York during the early 1990s. The Killings: White confessed to beating and stabbing six women to death while on parole. He claimed to have found inspiration for his first murder while watching "Robocop 2". This first killing took place on March 25, 1991 after White had been convicted of abducting a 16 Year Old Girl, but before he started his prison sentence and police did not make the connection at the time. In a plea bargain that would later be heavily criticized, White had pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for the abduction and would therefore be eligible for parole after just one year. White was paroled in April 1992 and returned to Orange County, New York. White's first victim was the young niece of his girlfriend, whom he killed at the end of June, and he killed four others during the month of July. The New York State Police began investigating on July 30th 1992, after the body of Adriane Hunter was found and authorities began to suspect it was related to the earlier disappearances and murders. On August 2, White was arrested. White confessed and led police to his dumping ground in Goshen on August 4 1992. White was arraigned by a grand jury on August 7 for the murder of Christine Klebbe. On September 9, the other five murders were added to the indictment. White was charged with six counts of second degree murder and pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. White was convicted on all counts on April 14, 1993 and sentenced to 150 years to life. The bodies of Hopkins and Whiteside were discovered in this house! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
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