Visited with my second favourite ginger woman,toby and wakey
Brogyntyn Hall has stood abandoned for 15 years. was owned by the Lord Harlech until 2000. Settled in the 1600s the house and its estate once presided over the land as far as the eye can see. The family was one of the great English dynasties and owners of Harlech Castle in North Wales as well.
Unfortunately a string of tragedies including two Lords Harlech dying without wills, leaving massive death duties to be paid, saw the decline of the family fortunes and subsequent sale of the Hall. Interestingly it was also used during the war by British Telecom as headquarters for communications for the spy network operating in Europe.
Visited with @stranton And @ACID- REFLUX. Thx to them both for the great time had here.
Anyways on with the report and pics
Inhospitable is a 700yd culvert which carries the moss brook beneath Collyhurst,
the infall consists of a 15ft brick arch
this changes too a10ft brick arch which continues towards the outfall
which consists of a 7ft brick pipe built 8ft up in a retaining wall.
Halfway through the culvert theres an overflow chamber with a manual operated penstock,
once the flow gets too strong the penstock drops blocking the culvert
this causes the brook too divert along the works
something which seldon occurs.
the Works is a 700yd overflow which passes alongside and below Inhospitable,
consists of a 10ft red and black brick pipe.
This exits the overflow chamber by droping down 2 sets of steps the latter been steep,
once at the bottom you are at least 70ft below the surface.
Both the moss brook and the Works discharge too the Irk,
(one of Manchesters 2 secondary waterways).
Hope you all enjoy thx for looking..
By Space Invader
right after being awake for 36 hours having a run in with everyones favorite friends and plan b leaving the four of us caked head to toe in mud soaking wet and ready to call it a night we then get a text from ojay an hour later we find are selves in Victoria arches Manchester ...
visited with ojay, obscurity,maniac, wevsky stayed in the car with a four pack kicking himself
a big for ojay being tour guide ..
a little history ....
The Victoria Arches were a series of arches built in the embankment of the River Irwell in Manchester. They served as business premises, landing stages for Steam packet riverboats, and also as World War II air-raid shelters. They were accessed from wooden staircases which descended from Victoria Street.
Regular flooding of the river resulted in the closure of the steam-packet services in the early 20th century, and the arches were used for general storage. In World War II the arches were converted for use as air raid shelters.The staircases were removed in the latter part of the 20th century.
on with the pics ...
Thanks for looking
By he who must rome
Go in over a dual carriage way back home the other day I spotted this building and a must explore just ate away at me all that day, so off I tootled back the day after to have a shufti !, no cctv big smashed open window and grass growing out of the roof ! reet nice sized building with a come in and explore look to it, over the gate n I'm off all guns blazing like a kid let loose in a sweet shop all over it like a bad rash of space mumps.....
Some history on this place.....
Elland-cum-Greetland Gas Company, Established on 6th May 1836. Managers have included Robert Dempster (1850) and James Bridge (1941).
Robert Dempstar (1829-1913) Scot from Cupar, Fife. He worked as an engineer and manager of the Elland-cum-Greetland Gas Company from 1850. He was one of the first members of the British Association of Gas Managers and an associate member of the Institute of Civil Engineers.
His consultancy work advising local textile manufacturers on the building and running of their own small gas plants led to the establishment of Dempster's in 1855, specialising in the production of gas retorts and gasholders at their Rosemount Iron Works, Elland. In 1877, he wrote a 32-line song entitled The Good Old Gas-Light Company. He was retired by 1881, but continued to buy or build gas works from his retirement home in Penmaenmawr. He married Elizabeth (1826-18??) also from Cupar and had 5 children.
James Bridge (1877-1941) was an Engineer and Manager of the Elland-cum-Greetland Gas Company (1941) This is all the history of this bloke I could find.
Tom Turner. (1863-192?) Of Victoria Street, West Vale, A short history !
On 31st January 1923, he and his wife, Annie (1867-1922), were found unconscious in their bed. They were found by the police who had been alerted when Mr Turner failed to show up for work,They died later in Royal Halifax Infirmary.
It was suspected that the couple had left the gas on low, because Mr Turner was suffering from cold and bronchitis. During the night, the Elland Gas Company reduced gas pressure in the area, which would have been sufficient for a small light to go out.
You don't expect this next shot in a run down building full of pots n pans catchin water coming in through the roof !
Some poor family has had is 'ard' ere going by kids toys left all over the place.
I was highly motivated to do the 'Monty Python Sketch' of a naked bloke playing a piano but i wont post that pic ere as i might get booted for bad taste !
Some nice cast iron work.
Well I made my way back out via the broken window and back to the footpath along side of this building and I just took my last shot when a 4wd came towards me with a big bloke saying have you seen anyone in the building, my reply had to be no as I didn't see anyone.......(but me haha), then he started yapping on about a silent alarm n went off unlocking the gate I had just volted and then I was off....done n dusted ......2 mins more in the building n i'd av had a nice game of hide n seek !.