Chamberlin & Hill Castings Ltd have been manufacturing in Leicester since 1864 and are part of the successful Chamberlin & Hill plc group.
They produce castings from 0.1 kgs to 6000 kgs supplying product for turbines, transmissions, oil and gas compressors, earth moving equipment, vacuum pumps and more. Metal types include Ductile Iron (SG Iron), Grey Iron and Alloyed Iron. The company is also a world leader using Austempered Ductile Iron (ADI). Medium castings were done at the Leicester site.
Chamberlin & Hill Castings Ltd is the result of two successful foundries joining together. The existing company scattered around various sites company currently has 200 employees and a turnover of over £19 million. With demand for products produced here repidly decreasing the company decided to close at the end of 2016.
After seeing this pop up from AndyK! me and @hamtagger decided to venture over to Leicester, picking up @Session9 on the way!
After finding our way in relatively quickly, we made our way through the place.
The place is a nice size, dotted with various rooms used for offices and laboratories and obviously the workshops and main
There is such a vast amount of stuff still here but with only having closed at the end of last year explains why.
So much to see and we spent quite a few hours just wandering.
Doing what I normally do and venturing off on my own from the others I was happily just looking around the place. I walked up some stairs and needed the loo. I decided to just take some pics of the few rooms upstairs before going so off I went. On the way back I walked down a little alley bit to go to the toilet. On the way I heard someone coughing. I stopped and suddenly realised that they didnt sound at all like anyone I was with so made my way back downstairs. I found a little dark corner and texted hamtagger to ask if he or session9 had just been to the toilet. He replied "No!". Oh great. So I went to find them who were on the other side of the building and get that section done. Convinced that either there was someone else in there or they were playing a joke on me we actually got round alot of the place. It was only when we went back upstairs to do the offices that upon glancing outside we saw secca walking about glancing up at the windows. The offices were only right above his office.
Well, we stayed put and went right to the top. We heard him come up stairs, have another pee quite loudly and when he walked up nearly had a heart attack when he walked in to the room and saw us all stood there. Pretty friendly bloke though and kindly allowed us to walk out the front gate All in all a great explore, definitely one I would return to.
Anyway, enough of my rambling and on to the pics.
I didnt take a crooked pic, I just liked how the labels were wonky
A lot of machines here bearing the same logo for Wadkin, the same company I believe which closed some years ago too also from Leicester.
Thanks for looking!
Originally built in 1910 as Mountain Ash Cottage Hospital, it opened as a general hospital in 1924.
It closed in 2011 when Ysbyty Cwm Cynon Opened.
This was a stop on our first day in Wales think it was our third stop off that da.
The ease of access means the place have been completely trashed and all the windows smashed and gone also a lot of roof tiles have also gone. Kid seemed to be using it as a party house so we kept clear of them and just done our thing.
Found it rather funny towards the end when a lad came up and asked were we paranormal investigators??! urm no mate. My poor other half looked at me like I had gone made and proceeded to ask what the F**k did he say? I stood and giggled and told him what the lad had asked to get a "How the hell did you understand what he said?" lol.
I have over 135 photos.... but wont upload them all but you can always look on my Flickr account....
There's lots more pictures on my Flickr Please feel free to check them out.....:)
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I tried to research this place but yet again i drew a blank.
It is set in 27 acres of Essex countryside.
Could not get into the main building all entry's were blocked off and looked as it the care home across the way was using the back of the main building as storage.
Photos done with phone.
Unfortunately I could not find much out about this place not for the want of trying.
I did find out that is was up for sale in July 2011 but that's all I can find.
It is across from a train station it was a 6 bedroom detached house with many out buildings which were completely run down. This place had been trashed from top to bottom looks like there had been a fire at some stage and the basement was completely flooded.It did look as if someone had once started to refurbish then I'm guessing that's when the fire happened. Since then it looks as if it has just been left to ruin.
I did have more photos but yet again something went wrong!
I have searched and searched online for information about this place and have come up blank every-time. This was a farm house which had a guest house across from it from what i can make out.The farm house has been standing there for years long before i started driving as the first time i saw this place i was about 16/17 years old.
The farm house is destroyed no other words for it the roof is all caved in as are the floors and the basement can now be seen. Its also had a fire at some point as has the guest house.
We visited this one Friday evening as my partners son really wanted to see what it was we explored and do his own videos!
So excuse the pics i was getting used to my camera it was the first time since i had got it that i tried it out.....
We started in the guest house.
Still old wallpaper remaining.
Now some of the farm house.