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  1. Visited during a road trip across the US late last year. Getting in took plenty of energy and ingenuity but it was well worth the effort! A couple of rooms hosted a very cool graveyard of technology
  2. Well...here it is...my second explore...2 derelict victorian mansions, side by side. these are empty due to subsidence from coal mining. I was able to get inside one, although there wasnt much to see, was great for me all the same! Not much history on these either, but i did find this Drumchapel Village developed on the South East edge of the Garscadden Estate 1870 when coalmining began in the vicinity It was the decline of industry and the opening of the station in 1891,that stimulated the building of a dozen or so middle class villas in the Drumchapel and Garscadden Roads. A church was built in 1901 (replaced after the influx of worshippers from the adjacent Knightswood) then a school in 1905. THE MANSIONS GROUND DEBRIS LETS GO INSIDE VICTORIAN CRAFTSMANSHIP REVEALED GROUND FLOOR THE MUSIC ROOM KITCHEN CARDS.... LETS GO UPSTAIRS.... ODDS AND ENDS...
  3. First explore en route to Sheffield. Also visited the Doctor’s House, and one other fail. Still, 2 out of 3 is good, and the site that defeated us will get a return visit in the future. First tunnel I’ve been able to take the DSLR down, and despite how dark it is in there, I’m quite pleased with some of the results for a first attempt. The Hull & Barnsley line passed through the Barnsdale tunnel in a very straight 1226 yards in length, and was opened in the 1880's. The last passengers passed through in 1932, although goods trains worked through here until 1959. The three airshafts have been capped. capped airshaft The Wombat Eastern portal Thanks for looking
  4. Visited this place that I found online while researching other bits and pieces for a day out in Norfolk. So thought it would be a shame not to visit... Did not have high hopes for it, but it was not to bad... 5 of us rolled into the house and being it was only a two bedroom cottage there was not a lot of room. Over all it is in not bad condition, and has a few interesting bits and bobs left behind including a Dead bird in one of the bedrooms.. I searched online and could not find any history for the place, apart from what is listed on the estate agents websites.. All in this pukka little cottage as it stands will only set you back £250k.
  5. Thought I would stick another report up Day trip to Father Hudsons Society, Coleshill. Also visited some of the other buildings on site, including St Gerrards, but St Edwards boys home / orphanage was my favourite. Spent a couple of hours looking round its dark atmospheric corridors and rooms. This place probably started out with the best of intentions; shame this place has got a dark history. Explore with Miz Firestorm and a non member – thanks again to Miz Firestorm for access. The site is operated by The Father Hudson Society, which was originally founded by a priest, Father George Hudson, who died in 1936. Though there are active buildings on site there are also a number of abandoned buildings too. Built in 1904, primarily a home for orphaned and abandoned boys it was also a school - in addition to the dormitory accommodation. There are also school rooms and a chapel within the home. In 1998 the priest in charge of the school was convicted of 18 cases of child abuse and jailed for seven years. After only three years of his sentence he died in jail, but not before the Pope had stripped him of his rights as a priest for his sins. The building has been empty since 1996 and the feeling locally is that it should be knocked down because of it's sordid history. Thanks for looking
  6. Well hello! Just a cheeky little reportage here from a fab Asylum oop North. Built in 1852 and extended on various occasions, this wonderful example of Victorian architecture now stands silent and near stripped, ready for imminent conversion into modern apartments. It's had no less than 10 different names in it's working life, and closed in 1989. Sadly the water tower is not to be saved.
  7. In rural aereas of Norway there are a lot of abandoned farms and derelict farm buildings. A lot. Some farms abandoned completely, more often one or several buildings no longer maintained and falling apart. A vast number of barns, because it's no longer run as a farm, people just live there. And sometimes, in stead of upgrading the old house, people just build a new one, leaving the old to rot. In the aerea where I live I've become used to seing theese derelict buildings. This last year or so I've brought my camera and taken a closer look at some. This is one of them, the oldest one easily seen from the main road, one of six I see from my regular 30 min bus route. It's not very urban, and I'm not sure this would interrest you, but here we go.
  8. One of the old, abandoned, derelict houses in the aerea where I live. I don't know the history of this house. Will add if I find out. It's located in rural farm land, and may very well be an old farm house. But it's also close to a church, so it may be a clergy house or similar. The shape of the roof is not traditional for Norway, but in the last century or so there's been some houses built like this, mostly inspired by US barns, I think. The log structure, logs open indoors, but covered on the outside, suggests it's built 1850-1920-ish. Of course it may be older, and logs covered on the outside later to follow fashion. But added up, my guess is 1880-1920-ish. The house is pretty big, two stories, large rooms, and it looks like the many, large windows are original, so my guess is those who built it was somewhat wealthy. Well. I'd been seing the house from the road, and decided to check it out. Novembers short days combined with a slow morning, it was already sunset when I got there. This is what I've seen from the road. Going there to have a look. Seeing the back side of the house I realised it was a lot more derelict than I thought. I'm guessing there was a wood stove here, that eventually got too heavy for the floor. I decided it was just simply too dangerous to go in. This house is on it's last legs, log walls barely balancing. One step in the wrong place, the whole thing comes down on top of you. So I just looked in from the outside, easy enough through the windows and where the walls were missing. Moon came up. I sort of photogasmed a bit. So. This house turned out to be too far gone for real exploration. I don't know if you count it as urbex when I didn't go in. But I've checked out the place, checked that box on my list, had a nice, cold adventure, and got some ok shots. Thanks for looking :-)
  9. Hi Guys and Gals visited here with Adam X and Unexposed Exploration on what was a very cold but dry November day. It started off later than expected due to unexposed still being in the land of nod at the time we were picking him up. when we arrived we headed straight to the access point and then the explore began. after about an hour and a half we realised that the security Michael should of been on duty by then and remarked how he hadn't found us yet. we continued our explore and made a bit more noise than we wanted to but still nothing. unexposed informed us on a way into the admin block which we decided to go for. it was at this point my camera died as this numpty forgot to charge it. :banghead :banghead so a short and limited report but still a report nonetheless time for the history (stolen from Wiki) Severalls Hospital in Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom was a psychiatric hospital built in 1910 to the design of architect Frank Whitmore. It opened in May 1913. The 300-acre (1.2 km2) site housed some 2000 patients and was based on the "Echelon plan" - a specific arrangement of wards, offices and services within easy reach of each other by a network of interconnecting corridors. This meant that staff were able to operate around the site without the need to go outside in bad weather. Unlike modern British hospitals, patients in Severalls were separated according to their gender. Villas were constructed around the main hospital building as accommodation blocks between 1910 and 1935. Most of the buildings are in the Queen Anne style, with few architectural embellishments, typical of the Edwardian period. The most ornate buildings are the Administration Building, Larch House and Severalls House (originally the Medical Superintendent's residence). The hospital closed as a psychiatric hospital in the early 1990s following the closure of other psychiatric institutions. However, a small section remained open until 20 March 1997 for the treatment of elderly patients suffering from the effects of serious stroke, etc., as a temporary building for nearby Colchester General Hospital which was in the process of building an entire new building for these patients. A few of the satellite villas as of 2013 are still operational as research facilities on the edge of the site. This includes "Chestnut Villa" (originally Children's Villa), which provides laboratory services, and "Willow House" (originally Male Acute Ward), and Severalls House (originally the Medical Superintendent's residence). "Rivendell", a more modern building is still in use at the entrance to the site. Apart from Chestnut Villa, all remaining Buildings still in use are owned and run by North Essex Partnership University Foundation Trust (NEPFT). Since 1997 the remaining structures have changed little. Architecturally, the site remains an excellent example of a specific asylum plan. However, the buildings have suffered greatly from vandalism. In 2005 the main hall was subjected to an arson attack and in 2007 the charred building was demolished for safety reasons. The five boilers were removed from the Central Boiler House in 2007. In 2008, the sale of the hospital site, including its extensive grounds, collapsed due to the slow-down in the building industry. And Now The pics Me Being a Rebel And finally the water tower which we didn't attempt Hope you Enjoyed The Report And Thanks For Looking
  10. I know 2 out of 3 locations in these vids..... Anyone know anymore music vids featuring derelict buildings??
  11. After looking around CMH we decided to have a look around some old barracks. After nearly getting seen making our way in, we headed towards one of the hangars. The place is fairly large and there is a lot of open ground which I believe was used in the filming of 'World War Z'. Overall awesome day, without getting caught
  12. So me and a friend set out looking for Cambridge Military Hospital. We got the the area then satnav died. But not to worry, we could see it nearby. Lots of boarded windows. That must be it! Doesn't look very hospitally we kept thinking, assuming all the stuff I'd seen online was in the many locked up buildings.....No. We were in the wrong friggin place! Not to worry, there's always next time. So here is Aldershot Garrison. Thanks for looking, hope you enjoyed!!
  13. Oh I do love Bletchley Park Not many sites can claim to have changed the world and kick started the information age as we know it. The history of the place changed the world as we know it and it's work during WW2 and the cold war were invaluable. Currently there is work ongoing to help restore the site into a museum (as it should be)
  14. Well this had been on the 'list' for some time now, and after getting the nod from peterc4, and not actually working for once, it was on!!! Great day, with great company, peterc4, also good to meet up again with Stussy, Mrdistopia, Sickbag Scattergun, Starlight Cambridge Military Hospital CMH Aldershot The Cambridge Military Hospital (CMH) was the fifth military hospital built in Aldershot. The CMH was built by Messrs Martin Wells and Co. of Aldershot. The building costs were approximately £45,758. The first patients admitted to the CMH were on Friday 18 July 1879. They either walked or were taken by cart ambulance from the Connaught Hospital. How Did The CMH Get Its Name? The title had nothing to do with the Cambridge area but came from His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge who was the Commander-in-Chief of the Army at the time. The Duke of Cambridge opened the CMH Aldershot in July 1879. The Design Of The Hospital The hospital was built on a hill because current clinical thinking at the time thought that the wind would sweep away any infection and clean the air. The CMH was famed for its supposedly mile long corridor. We have never measured it but walking from casualty down to the children's ward often felt like it! The original plan was to have a series of self contained wards for regiments all joined onto the corridor. It was hoped that this would also reduce cross infection. By the time the hospital opened it had been decided to run the hospital as areas of treatment rather than type of cap badge. The hospital soon became a fully functioning hospital and was the first in the UK to receive battle casualties directly from the front of World War One. The Cambridge Military Hospital was the first British Military Hospital to open a plastic surgery unit. This was opened by Captain Gillies. He had been in France on leave in June 1915 and met the surgeon Hippolyte Morestin and watched him perform facial reconstructions on patients with cancer. He learnt from the surgeon and brought his experience and new knowledge to England and was soon operating on soldiers back from the Battle of the Somme of World War One with facial gunshot and shrapnel wounds and injuries. Dental work was performed by William Kelsey Fry and the plastic surgery unit was overseen by Sir W. Arbuthnot. Over the decades the hospital grew and not only treated soldiers and their families but local civilians. Departments grew and included an accident and emergency unit, children's, medical, plastic surgical, general surgery, burns, gynaecological, intensive care and orthopaedic wards. Departments included several theatres, an X-ray unit, an out patients department and a large laboratory at the rear of the CMH. This was called the Leishman Laboratory. It was opened by Lady Leishman in 1932, wife of Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) Chair of Pathology Sir William Leishman. Well on with the pics, enjoy Thanks for looking
  15. Another derelict church in Belgium but attached to abandoned hospital ward. I suspect that this used to be used for convalescence in the past, judging by one room contain lots of patient records. Was pretty trashed but still some interesting items there, namely the church and some rooms with the usual bits and bobs of past history. I didn't spend long inside as I went back to the car to kip leaving Wevsky, SX-Riff-Raff and Space Invader to take more pictures than I did! Pictures:
  16. Gray, Dunn & Co was founded in 1853. In 1882 they built a factory on this site, only for it to be destroyed by fire 13 years later; it was replaced with the current factory. The firm was sold to Bilsland Bakery in 1912. The Bilsland family were a prominent one, having contributed enormously to the poor community and the industries of the city – Sir William Bilsland creating parks in the city and making museums free being just one achievement. In my research it's suggested that Bilsland Bakery was bought out by Spiller's (of Millennium Mill fame), an interesting link to another fine explore. On June 29th 2001 almost 300 employees of Gray Dunn's were made redundant when the company went into receivership. The 150 year history of this fine purveyor of biscuit products – famous household names such as Blue Ribands, Breakaways and Kit Kat Chunkys – had come to an end. It's rather trashed, not just stripped and windows smashed, but whole exterior walls missing in places, thanks to the neds (chavs in Englishki)! But I love the space, and the surprising amount of colour the place still has. Of course the first stop we headed for was the roof, not spending too long there being in full view of the M8. A revisit for wire wool spinning up there has been suggested.. yes it really was this colour.. some floors had walls.. wish I'd got a close up of the graff on the right
  17. might be useful for some derps and sites in london http://www.facebook.com/pages/Derelict-London/5693054241?hc_location=stream
  18. This is where i hide all my pics instead of on my personal facebook account :-) http://www.facebook.com/DerelictDevon Feel free to visit and post ur own pics xxx
  19. Day out smootching around for mines and yup !.....found this..... Hmmmmm scatter gun comes to mind.....lock stock "n" two smoking barrels.........you know what I mean ?... Don't think they want us to come in !. Stairs to no where ! Time to hit the cellar... Well !
  20. Well a quick trip but don't know what to make of the building !, old big house, mansion or poss small old nursing home !!!!! no history to be found even off the old drunk outside the bath hotel pub ! it's in the early stages of re development so on with the pic's
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