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  1. The Visit Not far from another explore this one and was a nice relaxed one, place was only small but had lots of charm and character I thought. The History Murphys Machinery Ltd. was an industrial parts manufacturer established in 1930. They were based in this mill, named Imperial Works. The company made tools, belt driven machinery, transmissions and electrical equipment, specialising in items for tanners and leather manufacturers in addition to glue and gelatine plants. They produced batch runs of specialist components and carried out renovation work on various machine parts. Imperial Works is primarily constructed from locally mined millstone grit and features an attractive redbrick chimney.
  2. The Visit Another one that has probably been covered many times on the forum but again as I'm new over here I thought its one of those that's always quite nice to see. Pretty standard explore really, nice and relaxed and no bother from the locals which is always nice The History High Royds Hospital is a former psychiatric hospital south of the village of Menston, West Yorkshire, England. The hospital is located within in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough and was first opened on 8 October 1888 as the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum. The hospital was designed on the broad arrow plan by architect J. Vickers Edwards. The 300 acre (1.2 km²) estate on which the asylum was built was purchased by the West Riding Justices for £18,000 in 1885 and the large gothic complex of stone buildings was formally opened on 8 October 1888. The administration building, which is Grade II listed, features an Italian mosaic floor in the main corridor which is intricately decorated with the Yorkshire Rose and black daisies - the latter of which provided inspiration for the title of Black Daisies a television screenplay, filmed at High Royds, which took as its subject the experiences of sufferers of Alzheimers disease.
  3. Murphy’s machinery The Explore Visited with my better half [MENTION=1371]Urbexbandoned[/MENTION] A bit of a back-up location after things didn't go to plan at a mill in the area and we decided against the "death by pikey-horse/dog" access followed by a bit of nosey neighbour avoidance at High Royds. Nice little place to be honest and quite photogenic so was a mellow way to spend an hour The History G.L Murphy’s Machinery Ltd. was an industrial parts manufacturer established in 1930. They were based in this mill, named Imperial Works, on the rural outskirts of Menston in West Yorkshire. The company made tools, belt driven machinery, transmissions and electrical equipment, specialising in items for tanners and leather manufacturers in addition to glue and gelatine plants. They produced batch runs of specialist components and carried out renovation work on various machine parts. Imperial Works is primarily constructed from locally mined millstone grit and features an attractive redbrick chimney. It covers a fairly expansive area amid rural farmland to the north of Menston, just off Otley Road. Some parts of the site are still in use but this older section is now falling into rapid decay. Most clues from items found within the G.L Murphy factory appear to date its closure to some time in the mid 1970s. The Pictures 1. 2. 3/4. 5. 6/7. 8. 9. 10/11. 12. 13/14. 15. And one for the Dad's As always thanks for looking and feedback always appreciated
  4. Explored with Inside the Prohibited & a non member Background; Murphy's was established in 1930 as a tool and belt driven machinery manufacturers specialising in tanning and leather machines. They closed in 2002 after a huge decline in the demand for such machinery. The Explore; I'd been here once before with Raz and never expected to go back, however after a slight miscalculation (meaning to go to pilkington at Kirk Sandal and ending up in Kirk Woodhouse) we found ourselves nearby so popped out heads in for a look around. As you've seen in many reports there is a room with some rather graphic wall paper which disgusted one of our party so much i felt i couldn't take a snap without them thinking ill of me Killed an hour and i got some new angles so all in all no harm done Photos; Artistic Blur (I cant hold a camera for shit) Thanks for looking
  5. High Royd's was a former psychiatric hospital which was opened on the 8th of October 1888 as the West Riding Pauper Lunatics Asylum, and designed by the then revered architect J. Vickers Edwards. It was designed on the broad arrow plan. The Victorians liked all things symmetrical The hospital was largely self sufficient, and was provided with It's own library, surgery, dispensary, butchery, dairies, bakery, upholsterers and cobblers workshops. It also had it's own small railway system which was closed in 1951. The hospital itself closed It's doors in stages throughout 2003. As of 2011, the site is slowly being redeveloped as a new village. The ballroom and admin/clocktower are to be retained. You can see some of the new development going on, and those god awful health and safety signs which are apparent everywhere. This was a flying visit after doing Murphy's Machinery just up the road. We didn't get chance to shoot the admin from outside, so a return is deffo on the cards. Visited with my other half, and some other random peeps. Twas a cool day all round, and some fun with the secca. Lets start with a few corridor shots. Access is relatively limited nowadays as a lot of the corridors have been breeze blocked Lurking in the shadows. Some nice ornate ceilings. There's beauty even in decay. Note the beautiful Italian mosaic floor tiling. Decorated with the Yorkshire Rose and Black Daisies. This must have looked absolutely stunning in It's day. Stained glass and cool tiling. The doors to the ballroom. The Ballroom. Some peeling paint. A door to a safe place. The stripped out kitchens and the dispensary. And now the highlight of the explore beckons I think you know where this is heading. The fab clock tower. It was at this point the secca were doing their rounds, and one of them even shouted up the stairs "Is anyone there" As if we were going to answer to that. I loved it up here. All good things come to an end. Secca spotted me on the way out, so I gave them a wave and made my merry way back to the car. Ta for looking.
  6. Murphy's Machinery Established in 1930! Murphy's were industrial parts manufacturers who made tools, belt driven machinery, transmissions and electrical equipment. They specialized in items for tanners and leather manufactures. They finally hung up their tools around 2002. Visited with my better half, and some other random peeps. I'm not sure what the state of play is here now, but I hope it remains as it was on our visit. It's only a small site, but what lies inside is well worth seeing . If chains, cogs and pulleys float yer boat! Then It's win all the way. Some really nice things to photograph too. It really was a neat little explore. I hope you enjoy. In we go then. Best clock on for the shift. The main shed. This place really does get you hooked. Did I mention lots of chains? How about a nice vintage cart. And some vintage furniture. The HDR drawer Now destined for room 101 The reflection told me they were rude men at work here! The porn room proved my theory correct. Engineering bliss. Then somebody had a bright idea.... .... And invented a fleshing machine. That must have been fun. Some more vintage stuff. A few cogs. Not forgetting the painful nut crackers. Some steps to ascend.... Be rude not to. Lots more to feast upon. Here endeth today's shift. Ta for looking
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