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  1. A bit of a pain in the back side to get in this one, they have really made an effort with those fences! There was no security though, once you find a way past the doubled up security fences it's smooth sailing. We did find one particular part of this place rather creepy, there is a rotten bed in a dark basement that was quite eerie and had a different feel than the rest of the decaying building. More information will follow on our website in a day or so.
  2. 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
  3. This was my third visit to Nocton Hall, I was showing someone else the site. This old military hospital is often overlooked, but if you want long corridors, peely paint and decay, this is a great place to go.
  4. History RAF Hospital Nocton Hall was a 740-bed RAF hospital serving the predominantly RAF personnel based at the large number of RAF Stations in the area. Officially designated as No. 1 RAF Hospital Nocton Hall it opened in June 1947. It was used by forces personnel, their families and local civilians until it closed on 31 March 1983. The hospital was situated the small village of Nocton in rural Lincolnshire and partly in the grounds of Nocton Hall. The Hall was used as the Officers' Mess. The main part of the hospital consisted of long corridors with wooden hut wards and departments branching off them. The hospital was on a slight slope so the corridors were not level. Explore Visited with Hamtagger having visited a few other places in the area we decided to pay Nocton a little visit. I hadn't been before but it is one of HT's favourite places so he dragged me, literally. Haha! Probably one of the easiest explores I have ever had. In, pictures taken, leisurely explore, no one around and gone again without a trace of us even being there. The place is pretty well documented and knowingly trashed but those corridors do make awesome pictures. The level of decay gets better every time I have seen it. Some nice little areas around too, quite a lot of the buildings have a lot to offer in terms of peely porn and corridors, I enjoyed it anyhoo. Thanks for looking
  5. RAF Nocton and Nocton Hall The Explore(s) This is my local photo practise area. Somewhere i've visited more times alone than with other splorers, probably about 8 times now including once with Matt Inked and once with Session9. It's very much past it's sell by date and in a poor state of repair, but with that it also provides a really good location to just wander about and work out the 4 billion mysterious settings and menu's of my camera. From the pitch black air raid shelters of the main hall to the unbelievably long corridors with sunlight belting in through the windows it always gives me a challenge. Every time i've visited I've got decent shots from areas that looked cack on the previous visit and vice versa. I've heard a lot of babble online lately about the "tourist" locations and how people that visit places like this are not "real explorers". Well, I say to them . There's nothing better than waking up on a sunday morning a bit worse for wear and deciding to chuck the camera gear in your car and just fucking getting amongst it for a while. Whether its infiltrating Alcatraz or sniffing around the empty 2 up 2 down around the corner from your aunt Betty's then who cares. As long as you're enjoying it, meeting some like minded cool folk and snapping a nice pic or two to show your mates, that's what it's all about in my opinion! Anyway, that's enough going Ian Paisley on yer asses, heres a selection of pictures (Different cameras/varying quality) that i would like to share chosen from probably 4000 plus from this place.. 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 but for now its my derpy playground The Pictures Nocton Hall first 1. This is my happy place.. 2. Nocton Hall external 3. 4. Hallway leading to the servants quarters. 5. One of the lettered air raid shelters below the mansion 6. Shelter Z 7. 8. 9. Moving on to the main hospital area... 10. 11. Peely knob 12. 13. Favourite Corridor 14. Barrack block accomodation with a left elbow scratcher.. 15. 16. The Gym, shite picture but cool to see 17. 18. 19. As always, thanks for looking and feedback always appreciated
  6. Today I went on my first explore to Nocton Hall. (I'm new to the whole photography thing so don't expect amazing shots) Armed only with a cheap (£100) 16mp Panasonic Bridge Camera and a Samsung Galaxy S4 I set off on my Journey from Lincoln to Nocton (On a bmx as I don't drive) Google maps failed me and took me on a huge detour which made my 45 minute journey a 2 and a half hour "Nocton Hunt" Anyway, here's my report. Nocton Hall May 2014 - Exterior Final Destination I was casually taking a picture of a smashed window and when I looked up this was above my head! I became quite obsessed with the stair cases. Most have crumbled apart and the roof has caved in a bit more from what I've seen on other reports. Sunlight through what once were windows Boiler things The place could do with a lick of paint too. This toilet had the worst smell I have ever experienced in my life! Pipes There's always a piano (Or keyboard in this case) More stairs and a window that would have shown the lifts back in the day An old hospital curtain divider Nocton Hall from the back as we were leaving We had problems with my camera and both of our phones in one of the rooms, nothing would take pictures properly (Crashing or not working at all) as soon as we left the room they worked, has anyone else had this issue? Thank you for taking time to read my report. I'm trying to cover as much as Lincolnshire as possible (That isn't too hard to travel to without a car) So I'm hoping to post more reports of some more awesome places. I enjoyed Nocton Hall and would definitely recommend it to people ho haven't yet been. I took 350 pictures here so choosing a few was quite hard.
  7. The day began with hamtagger and i en route to Derby Royal Infirmary. There were a few undesirable chaps there weilding bats so we left after an hour or so. I still got an alright partial report out of it though (Feel free to check it out ) On the way back home to Lincoln we decided to make the most of the sun and head to Nocton to finish the bits we hadn't seen before. I'm struggling to find any pictures of Nocton back in the day, I'd like to do a comparison and see how it used to look... History Lesson RAF Hospital Nocton Hall was a 740-bed RAF hospital serving the predominantly RAF personnel based at the large number of RAF Stations in the area. It opened in June 1947. It was used by forces personnel, their families and local civilians until it closed on 31st March 1983. . The Hall was used as the Officers' Mess. It was also used by the USAF during the Gulf War and over 1,300 US medical staff were sent there. The chair with two legs, probably quite hard to keep your balance on this one. The arrow to nowhere, I'm curious to where it would have pointed to The end of the line The longest corridor I have ever had the pleasure of walking down The basement fireplace with some light from the window The place really is falling apart but I like the look of this one I have no idea how or why this room is full of tyres. Cobwebs on a door knob (That sounds like a song title) This room is called the "Sterile Area" I'm glad I wasn't a patient I've been told there were two of these. I wonder where the other one is And finally, my favourite photograph I've taken so far. I think it looks awesome personally and it was an accident Thankyou for taking time to read my report. To anyone considering Nocton for an Explore, go for it! It's a good place with a lot to see. The areas quiet too. Thanks to hamtagger for driving us there. I'll have another report up as soon as possible.
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