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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. 
       
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    • By Buffalo
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    • By macc_explore
      The Visit
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      Now some stripped out rooms..





      And finally, some of the best street art I've ever seen...



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    • By Funlester
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    • By macc_explore
      The Explore
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