By The Urban Collective
Daresburyhall - Photographic report - Feb 2018
Daresbury Hall is a former Georgian country house in the village of Daresbury, Cheshire, England.
It was built in 1759 for George Heron. the hall descended in the Heron family until 1850, when it became the property of Samuel Beckett Chadwick. By 1892 it had been acquired by Sir Gilbert Greenall, later Baron Daresbury.
During the Second World War, it was used as a military hospital and also by a charity, now known as Scope. It became semi-derelict after being bought by a millionaire who died before restoration could take place.
In April 2015, a huge cannabis farm containing six hundred plants with an estimated street value of 750.000 was discovered at the estate.
In 2016 there were plans to partly demolish and convert the house but in June of that year
the empty building was badly damaged by fire.
Unfortunately, during our visit, we were asked to leave the sight by security via a speaker system on the estate. We did, however, stick around for 20 mins until it went off again, to be honest,
I'm not sure whether the system is automated and linked to motion sensors.
There is a lot of cameras on the sight too as shown the last pic.
Any way we couldn't enter the property as it is completely sealed now with boards on all windows and doors etc except for a stable and a few dilapidated sheds.
We did the best we could in the situation we had.
Thanks for any feedback.
By The Urban Collective
Hey, guys here's a link to my Urban Exploration photographic and video portfolio!
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This is Manicomio Di V (Mental asylum). The hospital was built in 1930 due to growing demand for mental support in the region. The hospital closed in 1991 due to new laws.
The overgrown church
The entrance of the theatre
The decaying theatre
The old projector
Fences to prevent patients escaping or committing suicide
The overgrown roads through the facility
The entrance of the shower building
The shower rooms
Picture of one of the patients
This was the section were alcohol addicted people would be taken care of
Old poster of a Lancia Prisma
Backstage the theatre
One room were the patients would sleep
a couple of phones thrown in a corner
Thanks for looking!