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  1. History- The building is from the 'railway era'. The hotel was a hub of the community, it had a fantastic ballroom and restaurant. Many people came by rail to stay at Sutton Bridge. The hotel from around 2000 was used by an employment agency called StaffSmart to house workers they had lured over to the UK from South Africa to work in the local canning factory. People came from SA on the promise of hotel accommodation and didn't know until they got here that it meant inside the shell of the Bridge Hotel on damp mattresses lined up in each room, including the Ballroom. After StaffSmart vacated the hotel, it stood empty with broken windows until it was bought and restored to a high standard with plush furnishings and chandeliers. However, the hotel rooms were pricey and without the rail trade of people heading to the village, people would be passing through and tended to stay in cheaper accommodation in the area. The hotel wasn't open for long before closing down and ownership passed through several hands whilst falling further into disrepair. In 2015, workmen were spotted on the site removing roof tiles and floorboards to salvage as many building materials before it was demolished but its still standing now, so I don't know what stopped the demolition. Since then the building has unfortunately been vandalised and several fires have been set destroying about 70% of it. The Bridge Hotel in the 50's Explore- The hotel is close to me, so even though I knew the damage of the place it was still worth checking out. Access to the building was easy, a window round back was broken and a board to climb up to it was balanced kind of safely. The cellar floor, ground floor and a few rooms on the first floor were safe enough to walk around but past that there is a lot of fire damage. Pictures-
  2. So this is my first post on this forum, I found out about these houses on a Abandoned Lincolnshire group on Facebook and thought they were definitely worth a trip, but... the first trip wasn't very successful, the address for these houses took us to two houses on the other side of Withcall that were at one point abandoned but have since been knocked down, so after about half an hour of looking around it became very clear the houses weren't there. After talking to the person who posted them originally and finding out the real location we headed back up to find them. We had to make sure we kept quiet as there is a neighbor attached to the 2nd station house and we weren't sure they'd have appreciated a night time visit from 3 explorers haha. Access to the house is easy, the doors being left open is always convenient. Walking around the houses only took 30 minutes or so , but was still a nice little explore. It's one of them places that besides a few repairs and some serious wallpapering, it looks like the family could just walk back through the front door and pick up their lives where they left off which gave the houses a real creepy vibe. I guess that's all that really needs to be said about these houses. Here's a few pictures: Thanks for reading:)
  3. Twenty Foot Farm The Explore Visited with @Urbexbandoned on a chilly March morning. Thanks to @Mikeymutt for the location of a place that I'd probably driven past a few hundred times when I lived nearby and an classic example of me not keeping my eyes open when I should've done. This place confused me a little bit. The family who ran their pork/bacon business from here are supposed to have only moved premises to another location in Lincolnshire, so i'm unsure as to why they left such a large property full of furniture and stuff empty and falling into dereliction. Anyway, glad they did and I walked away from the place dreaming about renovating the place and living there... The History (Stolen as per) Not a lot of history to be found online about this place but the residents were well known within the area and their family dates back to the 1800's. This was once a thriving farm. Producing Pigs for Bacon as well as other fresh produce. The Pictures 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. As always, thanks for looking and feedback always appreciated
  4. 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. The Explore This was the first explore out with my new camera and i'm pretty chuffed with the pics. I really can't take any credit at all for this, @hamtagger, has been watching this place for probably the best part of 2 years. I would have known nothing about it otherwise. We were on an evening walk through the cemetery (being interested in the dead and all, this is how we roll) when we noticed that the door was slightly ajar. Outside the door there are a few beer cans which at a guess gave me the impression that a drunk had tried getting in. Not equipped with our camera's and with light not being on our side we decided to come back another day. After a few days we found ourselves in there one afternoon. Not knowing what to expect really, we knew that the place had been closed for a long time and judging by the quantity of pigeon shit even behind the door which had built up in to a mound having been recently opened it was longer than we thought. This should have been called the Pigeon Palace. What a lovely little place for these flying rats to nest. Only the West side is accessible, going in through the door it has a lovely porch area. To the left was a small room, teracotta and black diamond floor made from Clay tiles, 2 windows and a small fire looking thing in the corner. On the right as you go in there is another door which leads to the tower. Unfortunately no way you can get up with the rotting stairs and platfforms above. The spire had been removed leading to a lot of water ingress. The main Chapel was relatively pretty, decorated at the edges where the concrete arches were with foliage made from stone. The Pews were nicely crafted too. The altar still remains but very bare. Allthough it very much had the feeling of a church there was very little to make clear that it was infact a church other than those things we would recognise as being in one. There were no plaques on the wall, inside or out. No scriptures, nothing. I really enjoyed it, despite the pigeon cemetery and faeces inside. Some really nice woodwork on the window frames on the exterior of the East side, I have googled and nothing has come up. It looks like a crocodile/Alligator/Lizard?? Anyway, on with the pics and thanks for looking! 1 2 3 4 5 6, The Pews had suffered from woodworm, sadly. 7 8, The remains of the tower 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
  5. History There isn't a lot of history to this. It opened in July 1958 and closed in September 1991. That is literally about it. The Explore I came across this when I was looking at another forum, myself and @hamtagger liked the look of the 'Manning up Procedure' sign which was evident in another thread. However when we got there the sign had gone. A slight disappointment but still quite an interesting place to visit. Way out of my comfort zone and my first 'underground' explore but in all honesty I quite enjoyed it. This place was previously locked with a bar and padlock but they lay just on top of the post so has become open recently at a guess. I loved the old style Walkers crisp packets, Even I can't remember walkers crisp packets like that and I'm well old! Some nice bits left over too, the same chairs remained since at least 1999 when the old picture was taken. The sign on the door was quite nice and a few other bits dotted about. Anyway, on with the pics This was a pic of the inside which was taken in 1999 How we found it .. Hot & Fruity Flavour Walkers crisps??
  6. Had chance to visit this place with permission so living down the road i thought it was worth popping in. The Old Nick was the original police station in Gainsborough. It is an Italianate-style Grade II building at the junction of Spring Gardens and Cross Street - just above the vehicular access to Marshall's Yard. Back in 1859 land on this site was sold to build a Magistrates' Court and Police Station. These buildings served their purpose until 1972 when the new police station on Morton Terrace was built followed by the new Magistrates' Court on Church Street in 1978. The court room is now the main theatre, still can see the main structure but they were practising for a show so no great photos, again with the judges rest room, its the costume room. Down stairs though, pretty untouched are the cells, interview room, doctors room, check in desk and exercise yard. Few other bits and bobs to see, this is it really. If you close by and get the chance its worth it. Another local one im glad to get off the list anyways
  7. Christmas day, get me out of here! So off i went to take the dog for a walk, that was my excuse! Meaning to check this area for a while, i grabbed the dog, wellies, waterproofs, a bit of kit and off i went into the rainy, windy Lincolnshire wolds. The landscape of the Lincolnshire Wolds has been shaped a great deal from industry. The obvious is farming but the not so obvious is ironstone mining. It is hard to believe when looking out over the tranquil landscape of Nettleton and Claxby that it was once a very different scene, a noisy and bleak setting where up to 150 people worked to mine the ironstone of the land. Underground ironstone mining was part of the life of Claxby Parish from 1868 to 1885. This was followed by the first cut of the Nettleton mines in 1928 which remained open up until 1968. Mining provided employment for the people who lived in the area, along with financial support and social opportunities for miners and their families. Many houses you see in the area are linked to the mining industry. All entrances were well filled/sealed, accept one. I was lucky to find entry into one tunnel and walked for about five minutes heading deep down into the hillside, till i came to a solid wall of ready ready-mix concrete. Looks like tons of the stuff had been poured down from above, luckily one man and his big chisel had smashed a tiny hole through. Got through that, the tunnel was looking endless again! Unprepared, torch batteries dimming, no-one knowing where i was and with the rain lashing down outside that may cause flooding and collapse, i made my way back out. Ive never seen photos from within the mine, would i have made it in if i kept going? I dont scare easily, but i wanted out! Not a great vid, but explains a few things in the report, There is a lot more external stuff to see round this area, if this type of stuff interest you its worth popping by, nice for a long walk in the wolds if nothing else
  8. A personal favourite of myn. Had two visits here, one with no camera and another quick visit, due to pikeys being in here stripping it and one following me around, i valued my camera gear and my life so i left with only a handful of snapshots. Now well secured, with intercom warning if you get within a few metres of the perimeter. Clipstone Colliery was a coal mine situated near the village of the same name on the edge of an area of Nottinghamshire known as “The Dukeries†because of the number of stately homes in the area. The colliery was owned by the Bolsover Colliery Company and passed to the National Coal Board in 1947. The headstocks and powerhouse are grade II listed buildings. The colliery was sunk to exploit the Barnsley seam or “Tophardâ€, as it known locally. In the 1950s the shafts were deepened to over 1000 yards (920 m) to exploit other seams. The colliery was closed by British Coal, as the National Coal Board had become, in 1993 and reopened by RJB Mining (now UK Coal) in April 1994, the licence to dig for coal being limited to the Yard seam which is located at a depth of 957 yards (870 m). The colliery was finally closed in April 2003. Thanks for looking guys and gals
  9. RAF Nocton The Explore Had a quick look one day to show Urbexbandoned the nice peely corridors. I’ve been about 6 times now so only took a few snaps. Got the shot i wanted which was an aerial one from the top of one of the tower things. Nice relaxed wander The History Nocton Hall was acquired by the Air Ministry in 1940 and turned into an RAF Hospital. The Hall itself was used as a "clearing station" until 1943. In 1943 the Americans took possession of the Hall and grounds for a second time. Nocton became home for the United States Army Seventh General Hospital and the Hall was used as the Officers Club. At the end of the War in 1945 the RAF selected Nocton Hall to be their permanent hospital for the county of Lincolnshire. RAF Nocton Hall was a 740 bed hospital under RAF control until 1984, used by civilians and forces personnel, one of the country’s undisputed RAF Hospitals. The decision to close Nocton Hall as a military hospital was taken on 31st March 1983. In its later days 13 American personnel remained to keep the hospital serviceable. RAF Nocton Hall was handed back to Her Majesty's Government by the USAF on 30 September 1995 but has never been brought back into use as a hospital. Various development plans have come and gone and the main hall has acquired grade 2 listed status, who knows what'll happen… The Pictures 1. From the top of the tower.. 2. 3. 4. Phone pano.. As always thanks for looking and feedback always appreciated
  10. Ferdowse Clinic AKA Heckington Manor The Explore Visited with Urbexbandoned after a wander around the Bass Maltings. I had been last year already for a quick mooch around and then it was starting to show signs of abuse by the local shitbags so i wasn't holding high hopes for the state of the place, and i wasn’t wrong. Such a shame a buyer didn’t come forward before it got to it’s current level of fuckedness. I remember being amazed that the stained glass window was still intact 18 months ago, but now some toe rags have smashed it up. Pretty much just an update on the place, difficult to actually get a photograph nowadays but heres a couple for record only… The History (Stolen from myself) Dr Mostafa Morsy, a specialist of addiction treatment, spent around £300,000 bringing the former Heckington Manor up to scratch and opening a successful private practice for the treatment of alcoholism in the late 1980s. In 2003, the government had drastically cut funding for this sort of treatment and Dr Morsy had no other option other than to close the doors of his pride and joy. Since being disused, the property has been vandalised heavily and now sits waiting for a new owner. The Pictures 1. 2. 3/4. 5. Final thoughts… derp-hole, take a tripod, or even better a hand-grenade, I wouldn’t even waste your time As always thanks for looking and feedback always appreciated
  11. The Explore Visited with Urbexbandoned We decided to do some local Lincolnshire stuff one weekend a few months ago. I was glad to re-visit this place to see some of the bits that I hadn't seen on previous visits. Turned out to be well worth the visit as the first of the eight large buildings that had been been previously sealed turned out to be one of my favourite parts to photograph and was good to see some other little bits like the top of the tower, which i missed last time as the little wooden door at the top of the spiral staircase had been nailed shut. No sign of the remote secca and in and out unnoticed which is how i like it The History (Stolen from myself) The years of beer Designed specifically to facilitate three key stages in the production of beer, the Sleaford Bass Maltings represent both a practical and architecturally pleasing group of buildings. Covering a geographical area of just over 13 acres, and comprising some 500,000 sq ft of floor space, the Sleaford Bass Maltings cost around £350,000 to complete. Standing against a backdrop of flat landscape, this impressive complex can be seen for many miles, its eight massive malt houses, central water tower, and tall chimney dominating the skyline. Production was under way in September 1906 and fully operational by the following year. Throughout the first half of the 20th century production continued at a pace but, by the end of the Second World War, had declined to such an extent that many of the buildings had become redundant. While other trades rented some of the unused space, the malt industry continued to decline until, in 1959, production finally ceased. Just a random fact... "In addition to their wages, workers were given three free pints a day!", If only I was born 50 years earlier.... Chicken and Veg In 1973 the Sleaford Bass Maltings were purchased by a local firm, GW Padley (Property) Ltd who utilised it for chicken rearing and vegetable processing, but the chicken rearing came to end during the 1990s when approval was given for residential development of adjacent land. The Blaze Considered to be of special architectural and historical interest, the Sleaford Bass Maltings were Grade II listed in 1974, only to suffer considerable damage two years later when a severe fire spread through the central area. Found this warning too on english heritage... NB Please note that this site is not currently open to the public. Tours are sometimes arranged by the Sleaford Maltings Group for heritage open days and other similar events.... The Pictures 1. Phone pano... 2. 3. 4/5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. Urbexbandoned getting the shot... 14/15. As always thanks for looking and feedback always appreciated
  12. History, stolen from @hamtagger "Built under the name Lincolnshire County Lunatic Asylum in 1852, set in 120 acres of grounds. In 1940, female patients were transferred around the UK to make way for an emergency department for the war effort. The newly established NHS took control in 1948 and by the 1960's it was known as St John's Hospital. The Hospital was closed in 1989, since then it has been sold and gradually been demolished to make way for housing leaving just the main building." The Explore After hearing several different stories of the security here I was a little sceptical. Really not knowing what to expect and seeing very few reports in the last year we had no idea if it was going to be worth it. Seeing as this will be literally on my doorstep when I move in a few weeks me and @hamtagger decided to pay the old girl a visit. We had a great explore, lots to see, the decay is awesome in places and you can see from old reports not a lot has changed except there has been some scaffolding added to the main staircase and someone has had a little sweep up in certain areas. My highlight was the Iron arches with the Cross on them, the little Urine test box which I had seen in HT's previous report and was so shocked it was still there and that beautiful honeycomb ceiling. We got in and out undetected On with the pics This is what I get when I leave my camera unattended... thanks [MENTION=1029]hamtagger[/MENTION] This is what the staircase looks like now, the whole of it is covered in scaffolding. The main Hall Thanks for looking!
  13. This one has been on the back burner of my list of things to do, but with its comparatively remote location (over 100 miles from my house) I have finally got round to having a look whilst on a huge roadtrip to visit my mate in Nowheresville, Lincolnshire. This place has been closed aprox 30 years, and is rare in that the roof is in good condition, but is no longer used. Visited on my own, on a fine spring day earlier this year. thanks for looking
  14. Went for a revisit to an old favourite at the weekend - only took about 10 pics but i made a lengthy video Press HD - Enjoy Thanks for looking
  15. I stumbled across this local(ish) church whilst searching for something else. So me and the dog went for a walk. Both entrances to the lanes had electric gates with intercom, layby and through the field it was then. Overgrown, locked tight and to fat for the tiny window I grabbed a few gopro and phone shots then went home. The tiny redundant church of St Nicholas, consisting of a nave and chancel, is down a lane south of Glentworth. The church, medieval in origin, was restored in 1869 and most of what you see externally is of that date. The church was made redundant in 1975 and sold into private hands and is now used as a store. I spy with my little eye! Thanks me friends
  16. Some history on the place which was indeed stolen, This wonderful looking property was built in the 1800's as a manor house and eventually became the only residential clinic for alcoholics within the Lincolnshire area. Dr Mostafa Morsy, a specialist of addiction treatment, spent around £300,000 bringing the former Heckington Manor up to scratch and opening a successful private practice for the treatment of alcoholism in the late 1980s. In 2003, the government had drastically cut funding for this sort of treatment and Dr Morsy had no other option other than to close the doors of his pride and joy. I explored this place with Hamtagger after we had done Bass Maltings, the day was still early and we had time to go and check it out. HT had visited in 2014 and he was sure it would be trashed more than what it was but we thought we would go anyway. He wasn't wrong. Easy enough to find and with the state of the place even from the outside I wasn't surprised really. More or less the whole house has been taken over by Ivy leaving me to only imagine what it must have looked like in it's splendor. Bearing in mind this is one of the oldest properties in the area It was a bit of a shame to see it like this really. We got in easy enough and within 30 seconds of being there it was clear that there wasn't going to be much to take away from here in the way of pics. At least we know what it is like though. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Thanks for looking
  17. Biscathorpe Church The Explore I've been slacking a bit with getting my reports and photos sorted out lately but i'm gradually working through them in some sort of OCD-like order in which i done the explores. Visited this little hidden gem with Urbexbandoned What better way to spend a sunday than to drive around the vastness that is Lincolnshire, with a few location names and postcodes scribbled down and just seeing what we might find. We rocked up in our sunday best and parked close to what was once the old vicarage, but now appears to be a little holiday home. The current holiday makers had popped out for the day leaving behind a very barky dog which upset our ninja-ness greatly. Woof, woof, fucking woof. A quick 50 round burst from a GPMG wouldn't have gone amiss. Anyway, a loooong wait in the grounds later, and after 780 external shots of gravestones, flowers and of each other whilst waiting for various people and a groups of kids to feck off from the vicinity we made our tight-squeeze access. Shortly after getting inside we became aware of a noise outside so quickly hid in the tightest spot ever for what seemed like ages whilst trying not to burst out laughing about our predicament. Eventually whoever it was that was rattling the door handle and peering though the windows decided to do one and we were safe to continue with the snaps and make our escape undetected, which is how i like it... The History The village of Biscathorpe is mentioned in the 1086 Domesday Book, as Biscopetorp, and prior to the Norman Invasion it’s Lord was Godric, post the 1066 invasion it was ‘given’ to the Bishop of Durham. There are 25 acres of meadows listed and 2 mills, 6 plough lands, 2 lord’s plough teams and 2.5 men’s plough teams. Hmmm interesting... There’s no mention of a church so presumably the original church dates no earlier than medieval at best, the current building appears to be relatively modern. Coming to the church, it’s dedicated to St Helen and it’s both ornate and plain in equal measure. The tower and spire is quite nice, the carving with adorns the building is also quite impressive but the rendering is not perhaps the most attractive of features... The Pictures 1. 2. 3/4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Urbexbandoned always getting the best angles 10/11. 12. As always, thanks for looking and feedback always appreciated
  18. Explored with Raz & 2 non members Background; The Bass Maltings in Sleaford, England are a large disused group of eight malt houses originally owned by the Bass Brewery of Burton upon Trent. Constructed between 1901 and 1907 to Herbert A. Couchman's design, the maltings are the largest group of malt houses in England; they have been designated Grade II* on the National Heritage List for England, recognising them as "particularly important ... of more than special interest." Part of the predominately agricultural county of Lincolnshire, the Sleaford area was a major producer of barley in the 1880s. When germinated and dried to form malt, barley forms a key ingredient in the production of beer. Along with the town's railway links, this attracted the Bass brewery company to the town. The use of more efficient techniques at Bass's other plant led to the closure of Sleaford's maltings in 1959. Despite being used to rear poultry in the late 20th century, the buildings have not been fully occupied since Bass left and a fire in 1976 caused severe damage to three of the malthouses. Derelict since the 1990s, proposals to convert the buildings into office, retail and residential space were put on hold in early 2015 after lengthy delays over planning permission and the withdrawal of a major investor. The Explore Some proper good fun, as you near the maltings you cant exactly miss it. i'd go as far as to say it dominates the relitively flat lincolnshire landscape. once your in your greeted by some really quite pleasing mill style rooms with a view and a half from the top. Only way from one building to another is using some rotten old walk ways situated pretty damn high up! these walk ways run from one end of the row to the other so you can cross it easy, providing you have the nerve! The central building has to be the best with its impressive spiral stair case! If you got this far, thanks for reading
  19. This little church has sat lonely for a few years, money dried up and it has basically been left to decay, yippeee. Well not for them but yes for me. I loved this little place, lots of atmosphere too. Haven't actually got any history so I am basically making it up as I am going along and the more I type the more interesting it looks There were a few there that day like us trying to get in but only we managed it because we rock! We waited ..... and waited......and waited.... pretending to take pics of trees, gravestones and his car which was nicely parked up in a meadow. There were dogs, I fucking hate dogs. Barking as soon as we got out of the car, every time they saw any of us they barked. So basically after pretending to be avid nature photographers we made our entry, obviously if you've read any of my other posts explores are never uneventful haha. This explore was no exception. Got in quickly allthough clambering through something that I really shouldn't have been able to get my body through was slightly uncomfortable, sealed entry so we could stay undetected and off we went to start snapping. It is only a small church but has lots of character. I loved everything about it, especially the stained glass. I did at one point stand up on the pulpit and read an extract to HT who did actually stop and listen for a few seconds before pissing himself laughing because I had put on my posh voice. It was all going allright until someone tried the door handle,we just looked at each other and thought oh fuck, luckily we were inbetween the pulpit and the organ, bit of a tight squeeze, funny as fuck trying not to make any noise. The windows were low too so trying to stay hidden was hard. Thankfully they buggered off, whoever it was and left us to it. It was an amazing little place with a hell of a lot of prettiness. Anyway, pics. Pretty little thing Absolutely loved this One of us posing Time for a sermon That gap between the organ and wall... yep thats where we hid hahahaha. Surprised I got my arm in there!! Enjoy & thanks for looking
  20. We are a couple of explorers from Spalding lincs and Cambridge..cheers
  21. The Grimsby Ice Factory is a historic former ice factory that was constructed from 1898–1901 to provide crushed ice to preserve fish stored in ships at Grimsby's seaport. The Factory engaged in operations up to 1990. The buildings still contain some of the original historic machinery from times of the operations' origins. During its time of prime operations, it produced 1,200 tonnes of ice daily. The building is 4,350 square metres in size, and at one time was the largest ice factory in the world. The structure and equipment at the Grimsby Ice Factory site is an important part of Grimsby's fishing heritage.It is a Grade 2 listed building that is presently owned by Associated British Ports.It has been stated that some of the most important and largest refrigeration machinery in the world exists there. The site is managed in part by the Great Grimsby Ice Factory Trust. As of May 2014, the trust has plans to restore and renovate the site into a leisure complex that would include a pub, cinema and climbing wall. Part of the trust's plan includes retaining the machinery on the site for historical purposes. In 2014, the trust attempted to obtain £11 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund, but the request was denied. In March 2015, Grimsby residents suggested that the factory be covered to hide it from view during the upcoming World Seafood Congress event in September, with the rationale that the deteriorating building could denigrate the town's image. Graeme Bassett, secretary of the Great Grimsby Ice Factory Trust, suggested that the building could be covered temporarily or that scaffolding could be erected as a solution regarding concerns about the site being an eyesore. Today its still an eyesore and the building and contents slowly rot away, what happens next is anyone's guess. Information taken from my friend wiki, On with the photos Hope you enjoy the report, Mr T
  22. Recently moving into the area ive been finding some great little treasures, this is pretty much on my door step. Spotted at night whilst on way back from a night/star shoot and went back in day for a recce. I believe this has never been done so wasn't very hopeful. Looked well sealed, with metal sheets and a monitored system mmhh! One morning see me do a solo trip down road. I found a tricky entry point and in. The bottom floor is monitored with flashy red lights, quick exit and home to bathe in my success Constructed in 1897 with giant oak king post roof trusses, galleried landing and oak beamed floors with about 8,000 sq.ft. on each floor. Gordon Tulley bought the Gleadells Mill site around ten years ago, but has struggled to find private investors to back his project. He had previously planned to transform the derelict mill into modern apartments, but adjusted the plans to suit the demand for housing. Mr Tulley wanted to demolish the building to make space for 45 to 50 homes as part of a £4 million project to rejuvenate the area. The 'To be demolished' notice refers only to the sheds built of sheeting. The brick-built block has planning consent for conversion to residential use. Recently sold to a Doncaster based developer Hannabal Riley, he is seeking approval from North Lincolnshire Council to pull down the mill, he told planners he intends to clear the site and leave it vacant until a decision is made on its future use. The 117-year-old North Lincolnshire farm mill now looks set to be demolished to make way for new homes. The move comes ten years after plans from a Gainsborough-based developer were approved to renovate the mill for use as 55 residential apartments, 11 garages and five offices. This was only reported a few months ago, so this year may see the end for Gleadell's Mill. Time will tell. There is not a lot to see in here but its in great condition, id describe it as a mini bass maltings Hope you enjoyed the post
  23. RAF Stenigot Home Radar Station The Explore I’ve lived in and around the Lincolnshire area now for a good few years and always fancied taking a look at these massive dishes but they always seemed to be on the backup list if all the other backups failed. A friend had just received his shiny new 6D in the post and was eager to get out and have a go at some night-time star trail shots and we decided that the isolated, non-light polluted Stenigot site would be perfect for this. So last Friday night, instead of heading into town to drink Jager-bombs till our eyes bled in the hope of later finger-blasting some Uni students, we went to Morrisons instead to buy some sausage rolls and monster for the short drive to Stenigot. After completing the Lincolnshire Rally stage we carefully selected our parking space in the middle of a field The History (robbed) RAF Stenigot was opened in 1940 as an east coast Chain Home radar station. Stenigot provided long range early warning for raids from Luftflotte V and the northern elements of Luftflotte II along the approaches to Sheffield and Nottingham and the central Midlands. After the war, the station remained operational as part of the 'defended area', a line of chain home stations running down the east coast from Flamborough Head in Yorkshire and along the south coast to Portland Bill in Dorset. The equipment and buildings were removed in 1996 although the four parabolic dishes can still be seen lying on the ground close to the old chain home receiver block. All the other buildings connected with Ace High, including the police house have been demolished with only the concrete bases remaining to indicate their former positions. The Pictures 1. 2. At this point I said to my mate, "If there IS a bull we can easily jump up onto the dishes, it'll never be able to get up there".. He then showed me a YouTube clip of a bull jumping about 12 feet into a crowd and killing loads of people.. thanks for that.... 3. The one (originally four) remaining mast used for training by RAF Digby to the right... 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Then it started to get dark.. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Beam me up Scotty.. 15. 16. An edit my mate done with multiple hams, find all 9 if you can As always thanks for looking and feedback always appreciated
  24. I think we all know and love this place so ill try and keep it short and sweet. A nice long re-visit to this place with zero. We was lucky and clever enough to get in 90%+ of this place, lots of dodgy climbing, balancing and ripped clothes was worth it. Designed specifically to facilitate three key stages in the production of beer, Bass Malting's is a Grade II* listed complex built between 1901 and 1907 that consists of nine parallel ranges. The central block with its engine house and water tower is flanked by six-storey malt houses on either side and occupies a site of 13.3 acres with a frontage almost 1,000 ft long. Malting's operations ceased in 1959 and the buildings were subsequently used for poultry farming and vegetable processing. Every year is meant to be progress for regeneration, all that happens is fires, vandalism, red tape from councils and company's whilst she continues to deteriorate. Developers say they are still committed to transforming Sleaford’s iconic Bass Malting's buildings, despite one of the key partners pulling out of the project. Avant Homes, which owns the Grade II Listed structure, is sticking to its original proposals to transform the buildings into a mixed development of residential, healthcare and community facilities, but the developers say the progress of the redevelopment will be delayed. The plans were dependant on a new road from Boston Road to Grantham Road being built, which supermarket giant Tesco had agreed to pay for as well as building a brand new superstore for the town. When and what happens next is anyone's guess. I love exploration and everything that goes with it, well apart from doing reports, FB, websites etc. Ill try my best to improve on this in 2015. Hope you enjoyed the report.
  25. Visited with Hamtagger and Session9 After a cold night in Severalls and considering exploring a close by Hospital (That we soon found out wasn't derelict) we decided to head over to Tolly Cobbald Brewery. By this time we had been awake for about 40 hours and been to the poshest McDonalds on the Planet 4 times for Winter Warmer meals. We parked around the corner and walked from there to the easiest access of any place I have been. There was practically a Red Carpet, don't get too excited though because this red carpet was a special one covered in needles and swabs. The building itself has a lot of potential so it would be sad to see it knocked down, although the inside is a death trap. After dodging 200 dead pigeons and various other rodent skeletons I felt some steps crumble beneath my feet... Luckily there were only 3 steps so my camera wasn't damaged! (Anyone visiting here should be careful as the floor is like play doh) The best part was probably the view from the top, I think on the way down I counted around 600 steps all together so it's a bit of a climb. History Short and sweet - In 2002 Tolly Cobbold became part of Ridley's and the Cliff Brewery in Ipswich closed ending 256 years of brewing at that site. The company itself claims a history dating back to 1723 and this site is dedicated to the company, its history, its people and its pubs. Pictures 1 I'm not sure what these hooks were used for... At first I thought meat until I realised where we were. 2 Next rounds on me 3 It took us a while to figure out how to get up there. 4 Roulette anyone? 5 It's rare to see this much metal in one place... Ipswich must be posh 6 Red Machine 7 A whole new meaning to Sticky Keys 8 It's a long way down 9 This poster aged rather well 10 Room with a view Thankyou for taking time to read my report. I can't wait to never visit Ipswich again
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