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Tower brick and tile company is a lovely little explore tucked away in the small village of Selborne. It's very isolated, with interruptions only from the occasional passing car and the swarming birds in the field opposite.
The Brick and Tiles company have been producing hand made bricks at this site since 1872, with production finally ceasing on the 6th of November 2009 when the company went into administration.
Since then there have been attempts to breathe life back into the brickworks, however all unsuccessfully.
There were plans to turn the factory into a clean eco-friendly factory by using a anaerobic digester in order to generate the gas required to power the site.
Unfortunately plans for this were refused in August of 2009. (Waste-to-energy plans at Selborne brickworks refused - BBC News)
After attending a wedding, nothing was better to break up the niceties of suits, dresses and canapes then getting mucky and dusty on an good explore half way into the long drive home (It was pretty much on route anyway!).
The weather was cloudy and slightly foggy, but it wasn't raining and it wasn't freezing so we had no complaints.
Overall a pretty chilled explore with a surprising amount of equipment and machinery left and intact. As described by Mookster, this is very much a mini Clockhouse Brickworks, although getting in was far far easier.
It's a shame we rushed round here a bit, as it's one of those places you could happy spend a few hours exploring. A small factory brimming with character and interesting relics of its former years.
I did laugh at this
In here is the most impressive porn room I've seen so far.
A big poster of how it used to look in its former days I assume?
One of a few Drying ovens.
Looks like a big chemical drum leaked onto the ground. Not sure exactly what it was, but I didn't really want to find out.
I'm not really sure, but this looks like it could be a press used for forming the bricks/tiles.
It's always a great experience for an explorer like us, to visit places that we previously knew.
This hotel is not really far away from where i live. When i was young, we usually went here on the lasts sundays of autumn for a walk... Surroundings are really beautiful and this small town is really charming. In the middle of it, this massive and luxiourious hotel / restaurant.
Time flies, and this place getting really outdated... This place is now closed for 3 years, but we saw inside that he will be open again in few months.
The Barbican Hotel in Lincoln was originally opened as a gentleman’s club in 1867. During the 1870s the building became the Albion Hotel, and was quite a prestigious place to stay in its time; an important early hotel which still retains original external features.
During the 1980s the hotel was renamed to the Barbican. In 2006 eight people were rescued from a blaze started in a bedroom on the second floor. The Barbican Hotel closed during the 2000s and despite being purchased by developers in 2008 has stood empty ever since.
Visited with @SpiderMonkey
The entrance hall was quite nice...
Note the dome shaped roof lantern in the bar...
Some areas were suffering the neglect...
And other areas were in good condition, and very hotely...