By The Urban Collective
The old abandoned farmhouse - Charnock Richard - Chorley - Feb 2018
One of my favourite explores so far this old abandoned farmhouse was brimming with history and fortunately, we made it just before the bulldozers did.
I've seen plenty of footage of this old place on the web and it seems we made it just after the foliage had been pruned lol.
A quality explore with quality likeminded people.
Longtime urban explorer (43 years so far) currently residing in South Florida where there is absolutely nothing of interest but I was lucky enough to spend 38 years in the Northeast where there are/were numerous Kirkbride Design Asylums, abandoned subway stops, hospitals, cemeteries, etc and 5 years in the United Kingdom where there are everything and anything of interest.
By Ninja Kitten
Are we all done for posting our favourite photos on the thread " WE NEED YOUR PHOTOS "??
If so i suggest you all take a peek at the photos posted on there and choose what you like best and post below...only choose one..and il get to work on it... cheers guys and gals!!
How diverse can urban exploring be? On Sunday I was taking pictures of my adrenaline pumped mates, stripping off and posing for photos in Harold Wood morgue. 24 hours later and I'm sitting all alone in a dusty but serene 700 year old church in the middle of nowhere.
Information on this beautiful church is very sparse on the internet, but I have managed to find the following from various sources
Deconsecrated in March 1985, the church dates from the fourteenth century, and was first mentioned in registers in 1538 and still has two windows of that age.
The church had a bell dated 1594 but this is long gone
On the inside the wooden floor on which once stood the pews is rotted and cracked an sunlight streams through several cracks in the walls
There is no stained glass and only two interior monuments - one monument is dated 1591 and 1593.
The pulpit remains, plus one stool and a kneeler. In the corner are rusting oil fires and an oil can.
Research on the internet suggest that a planning application for residential use had been submitted but might have been rejected - probably due to lack of road access
The church and graveyard is now managed by Epping Forest Countrycare and had been owned by an un-nammed party since 2008