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Great Britain Clockhouse Brickworks, Dorking, Surrey - Visited April 2014

The_Raw

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Clockhouse Brickworks was a Hansons factory built on a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) near Capel in Surrey. The site lies 600m east of the Auclaye SSSI which was also a former brickworks, geologically it lies on wealden clays (Da Fuq?). It is a site for palentological and sedimentological research covering an area of 32.4 hectares. Similar strata are seen at Warnham. The factory was phased out of production during early 2009 due to the downturn in the construction industry, and a lack of housebuilding projects. Since that time it has sat disused exposed to the elements gathering dust.

I visited back in April with Sentinel one lazy afternoon and only just got round to sorting out my pics. It's a fantastic location where the workers seemed to have just downed tools and buggered off without so much as a riverdance. The whole place is covered in a film of orange brick dust and feels like it could return to normal service at the flick of a switch. The highlights for me were the old control panels and the workshop which was full of old tools and machinery. Other highlights included Sentinel being attacked by an owl. It's been covered a few times before but hopefully I've added something a bit different - Tits and Arse.

The whole place is painted in green and yellow, a strange colour code for such an industrial setting

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Dust Masks and other protective equipment lie everywhere as if they were only just taken off

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Old tracks lead from one end of the factory to the other

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Old Switch Panel

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Some areas are deep in sludge where the rain has come through

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Brick making machinery

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Lockers, some still with bits and pieces left inside by workers

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The decoy security guy

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Reflections

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A worker's hard hat Cap

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Thousands of bricks left behind never to be used

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An old vice on a workbench covered with rusty tools

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One of the many styles of bricks once produced here

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Funky Control panel

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Funky Wheelbarrow

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Peeking outside

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Strange looking machinery upstairs

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The main office

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Looking down on the bricks

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Somebody planted a tree!

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The Workshop

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Safety Boots still in good nick after all this time

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Giant Anvil

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Welder's mask

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and finally....my favourite shot of the day, the staff Room

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Cheers for looking


 
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Love this!! I want to see this in the flesh (the brickworks, not the boobs and bums) :)

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This is a cracking report..forgot about that evil owl..thought my face was gone. It was fucking massive

 
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The_Raw

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Thanks guys and yep some nice nipples in there :D

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