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  1. My first ever church,and was great to have a mooch about in her,lots of original features,and most important in my view not hit by lead thieves,and people who think its "cool"to trash things....hope it stays like this for years to come..a few picks why not... Thanks for looking...
  2. We visited St John's Hospital in Lincolnshire on Sunday, here is our video. Although we were told the security at the hospital was extremely tight we didn't actually come across any security at all! They must have been having a day off lol.
  3. So this is my first post on this forum, I found out about these houses on a Abandoned Lincolnshire group on Facebook and thought they were definitely worth a trip, but... the first trip wasn't very successful, the address for these houses took us to two houses on the other side of Withcall that were at one point abandoned but have since been knocked down, so after about half an hour of looking around it became very clear the houses weren't there. After talking to the person who posted them originally and finding out the real location we headed back up to find them. We had to make sure we kept quiet as there is a neighbor attached to the 2nd station house and we weren't sure they'd have appreciated a night time visit from 3 explorers haha. Access to the house is easy, the doors being left open is always convenient. Walking around the houses only took 30 minutes or so , but was still a nice little explore. It's one of them places that besides a few repairs and some serious wallpapering, it looks like the family could just walk back through the front door and pick up their lives where they left off which gave the houses a real creepy vibe. I guess that's all that really needs to be said about these houses. Here's a few pictures: Thanks for reading:)
  4. History- The building is from the 'railway era'. The hotel was a hub of the community, it had a fantastic ballroom and restaurant. Many people came by rail to stay at Sutton Bridge. The hotel from around 2000 was used by an employment agency called StaffSmart to house workers they had lured over to the UK from South Africa to work in the local canning factory. People came from SA on the promise of hotel accommodation and didn't know until they got here that it meant inside the shell of the Bridge Hotel on damp mattresses lined up in each room, including the Ballroom. After StaffSmart vacated the hotel, it stood empty with broken windows until it was bought and restored to a high standard with plush furnishings and chandeliers. However, the hotel rooms were pricey and without the rail trade of people heading to the village, people would be passing through and tended to stay in cheaper accommodation in the area. The hotel wasn't open for long before closing down and ownership passed through several hands whilst falling further into disrepair. In 2015, workmen were spotted on the site removing roof tiles and floorboards to salvage as many building materials before it was demolished but its still standing now, so I don't know what stopped the demolition. Since then the building has unfortunately been vandalised and several fires have been set destroying about 70% of it. The Bridge Hotel in the 50's Explore- The hotel is close to me, so even though I knew the damage of the place it was still worth checking out. Access to the building was easy, a window round back was broken and a board to climb up to it was balanced kind of safely. The cellar floor, ground floor and a few rooms on the first floor were safe enough to walk around but past that there is a lot of fire damage. Pictures-
  5. The Explore Visited with Urbexbandoned We decided to do some local Lincolnshire stuff one weekend a few months ago. I was glad to re-visit this place to see some of the bits that I hadn't seen on previous visits. Turned out to be well worth the visit as the first of the eight large buildings that had been been previously sealed turned out to be one of my favourite parts to photograph and was good to see some other little bits like the top of the tower, which i missed last time as the little wooden door at the top of the spiral staircase had been nailed shut. No sign of the remote secca and in and out unnoticed which is how i like it The History (Stolen from myself) The years of beer Designed specifically to facilitate three key stages in the production of beer, the Sleaford Bass Maltings represent both a practical and architecturally pleasing group of buildings. Covering a geographical area of just over 13 acres, and comprising some 500,000 sq ft of floor space, the Sleaford Bass Maltings cost around £350,000 to complete. Standing against a backdrop of flat landscape, this impressive complex can be seen for many miles, its eight massive malt houses, central water tower, and tall chimney dominating the skyline. Production was under way in September 1906 and fully operational by the following year. Throughout the first half of the 20th century production continued at a pace but, by the end of the Second World War, had declined to such an extent that many of the buildings had become redundant. While other trades rented some of the unused space, the malt industry continued to decline until, in 1959, production finally ceased. Just a random fact... "In addition to their wages, workers were given three free pints a day!", If only I was born 50 years earlier.... Chicken and Veg In 1973 the Sleaford Bass Maltings were purchased by a local firm, GW Padley (Property) Ltd who utilised it for chicken rearing and vegetable processing, but the chicken rearing came to end during the 1990s when approval was given for residential development of adjacent land. The Blaze Considered to be of special architectural and historical interest, the Sleaford Bass Maltings were Grade II listed in 1974, only to suffer considerable damage two years later when a severe fire spread through the central area. Found this warning too on english heritage... NB Please note that this site is not currently open to the public. Tours are sometimes arranged by the Sleaford Maltings Group for heritage open days and other similar events.... The Pictures 1. Phone pano... 2. 3. 4/5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. Urbexbandoned getting the shot... 14/15. As always thanks for looking and feedback always appreciated
  6. How to post a report using Flickr Flickr seems to change every time the wind changes direction so here's a quick guide on how to use it to post a report... Step 1 - Explore and take pictures Step 2 - Upload your chosen pictures to Flickr like this.. Step 3 - Once your images are successfully uploaded to flickr choose a category for the location that you have visited... Step 4 - Then "Start New Topic".. You will then see this screen... Step 5 - Now you are ready to add the image "links", known as "BBcodes", which allow your images to display correctly on forums.. Step 6 - Then click "select" followed by "view on photo page".. Now select "Share" shown below.. Step 7-13 - You will then see this screen... Just repeat those steps for each image until you're happy with your report and click "submit topic"! You can edit your report for 24 hours after posting to correct errors. If you notice a mistake outside of this window contact a moderator and they will happily rectify the problem for you
  7. A personal favourite of myn. Had two visits here, one with no camera and another quick visit, due to pikeys being in here stripping it and one following me around, i valued my camera gear and my life so i left with only a handful of snapshots. Now well secured, with intercom warning if you get within a few metres of the perimeter. Clipstone Colliery was a coal mine situated near the village of the same name on the edge of an area of Nottinghamshire known as “The Dukeries†because of the number of stately homes in the area. The colliery was owned by the Bolsover Colliery Company and passed to the National Coal Board in 1947. The headstocks and powerhouse are grade II listed buildings. The colliery was sunk to exploit the Barnsley seam or “Tophardâ€, as it known locally. In the 1950s the shafts were deepened to over 1000 yards (920 m) to exploit other seams. The colliery was closed by British Coal, as the National Coal Board had become, in 1993 and reopened by RJB Mining (now UK Coal) in April 1994, the licence to dig for coal being limited to the Yard seam which is located at a depth of 957 yards (870 m). The colliery was finally closed in April 2003. Thanks for looking guys and gals
  8. This one has been on the back burner of my list of things to do, but with its comparatively remote location (over 100 miles from my house) I have finally got round to having a look whilst on a huge roadtrip to visit my mate in Nowheresville, Lincolnshire. This place has been closed aprox 30 years, and is rare in that the roof is in good condition, but is no longer used. Visited on my own, on a fine spring day earlier this year. thanks for looking
  9. RAF Nocton The Explore Had a quick look one day to show Urbexbandoned the nice peely corridors. I’ve been about 6 times now so only took a few snaps. Got the shot i wanted which was an aerial one from the top of one of the tower things. Nice relaxed wander The History Nocton Hall was acquired by the Air Ministry in 1940 and turned into an RAF Hospital. The Hall itself was used as a "clearing station" until 1943. In 1943 the Americans took possession of the Hall and grounds for a second time. Nocton became home for the United States Army Seventh General Hospital and the Hall was used as the Officers Club. At the end of the War in 1945 the RAF selected Nocton Hall to be their permanent hospital for the county of Lincolnshire. RAF Nocton Hall was a 740 bed hospital under RAF control until 1984, used by civilians and forces personnel, one of the country’s undisputed RAF Hospitals. The decision to close Nocton Hall as a military hospital was taken on 31st March 1983. In its later days 13 American personnel remained to keep the hospital serviceable. RAF Nocton Hall was handed back to Her Majesty's Government by the USAF on 30 September 1995 but has never been brought back into use as a hospital. Various development plans have come and gone and the main hall has acquired grade 2 listed status, who knows what'll happen… The Pictures 1. From the top of the tower.. 2. 3. 4. Phone pano.. As always thanks for looking and feedback always appreciated
  10. Ferdowse Clinic AKA Heckington Manor The Explore Visited with Urbexbandoned after a wander around the Bass Maltings. I had been last year already for a quick mooch around and then it was starting to show signs of abuse by the local shitbags so i wasn't holding high hopes for the state of the place, and i wasn’t wrong. Such a shame a buyer didn’t come forward before it got to it’s current level of fuckedness. I remember being amazed that the stained glass window was still intact 18 months ago, but now some toe rags have smashed it up. Pretty much just an update on the place, difficult to actually get a photograph nowadays but heres a couple for record only… The History (Stolen from myself) Dr Mostafa Morsy, a specialist of addiction treatment, spent around £300,000 bringing the former Heckington Manor up to scratch and opening a successful private practice for the treatment of alcoholism in the late 1980s. In 2003, the government had drastically cut funding for this sort of treatment and Dr Morsy had no other option other than to close the doors of his pride and joy. Since being disused, the property has been vandalised heavily and now sits waiting for a new owner. The Pictures 1. 2. 3/4. 5. Final thoughts… derp-hole, take a tripod, or even better a hand-grenade, I wouldn’t even waste your time As always thanks for looking and feedback always appreciated
  11. History, stolen from @hamtagger "Built under the name Lincolnshire County Lunatic Asylum in 1852, set in 120 acres of grounds. In 1940, female patients were transferred around the UK to make way for an emergency department for the war effort. The newly established NHS took control in 1948 and by the 1960's it was known as St John's Hospital. The Hospital was closed in 1989, since then it has been sold and gradually been demolished to make way for housing leaving just the main building." The Explore After hearing several different stories of the security here I was a little sceptical. Really not knowing what to expect and seeing very few reports in the last year we had no idea if it was going to be worth it. Seeing as this will be literally on my doorstep when I move in a few weeks me and @hamtagger decided to pay the old girl a visit. We had a great explore, lots to see, the decay is awesome in places and you can see from old reports not a lot has changed except there has been some scaffolding added to the main staircase and someone has had a little sweep up in certain areas. My highlight was the Iron arches with the Cross on them, the little Urine test box which I had seen in HT's previous report and was so shocked it was still there and that beautiful honeycomb ceiling. We got in and out undetected On with the pics This is what I get when I leave my camera unattended... thanks [MENTION=1029]hamtagger[/MENTION] This is what the staircase looks like now, the whole of it is covered in scaffolding. The main Hall Thanks for looking!
  12. Some history on the place which was indeed stolen, This wonderful looking property was built in the 1800's as a manor house and eventually became the only residential clinic for alcoholics within the Lincolnshire area. Dr Mostafa Morsy, a specialist of addiction treatment, spent around £300,000 bringing the former Heckington Manor up to scratch and opening a successful private practice for the treatment of alcoholism in the late 1980s. In 2003, the government had drastically cut funding for this sort of treatment and Dr Morsy had no other option other than to close the doors of his pride and joy. I explored this place with Hamtagger after we had done Bass Maltings, the day was still early and we had time to go and check it out. HT had visited in 2014 and he was sure it would be trashed more than what it was but we thought we would go anyway. He wasn't wrong. Easy enough to find and with the state of the place even from the outside I wasn't surprised really. More or less the whole house has been taken over by Ivy leaving me to only imagine what it must have looked like in it's splendor. Bearing in mind this is one of the oldest properties in the area It was a bit of a shame to see it like this really. We got in easy enough and within 30 seconds of being there it was clear that there wasn't going to be much to take away from here in the way of pics. At least we know what it is like though. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Thanks for looking
  13. Went for a revisit to an old favourite at the weekend - only took about 10 pics but i made a lengthy video Press HD - Enjoy Thanks for looking
  14. I stumbled across this local(ish) church whilst searching for something else. So me and the dog went for a walk. Both entrances to the lanes had electric gates with intercom, layby and through the field it was then. Overgrown, locked tight and to fat for the tiny window I grabbed a few gopro and phone shots then went home. The tiny redundant church of St Nicholas, consisting of a nave and chancel, is down a lane south of Glentworth. The church, medieval in origin, was restored in 1869 and most of what you see externally is of that date. The church was made redundant in 1975 and sold into private hands and is now used as a store. I spy with my little eye! Thanks me friends
  15. Biscathorpe Church The Explore I've been slacking a bit with getting my reports and photos sorted out lately but i'm gradually working through them in some sort of OCD-like order in which i done the explores. Visited this little hidden gem with Urbexbandoned What better way to spend a sunday than to drive around the vastness that is Lincolnshire, with a few location names and postcodes scribbled down and just seeing what we might find. We rocked up in our sunday best and parked close to what was once the old vicarage, but now appears to be a little holiday home. The current holiday makers had popped out for the day leaving behind a very barky dog which upset our ninja-ness greatly. Woof, woof, fucking woof. A quick 50 round burst from a GPMG wouldn't have gone amiss. Anyway, a loooong wait in the grounds later, and after 780 external shots of gravestones, flowers and of each other whilst waiting for various people and a groups of kids to feck off from the vicinity we made our tight-squeeze access. Shortly after getting inside we became aware of a noise outside so quickly hid in the tightest spot ever for what seemed like ages whilst trying not to burst out laughing about our predicament. Eventually whoever it was that was rattling the door handle and peering though the windows decided to do one and we were safe to continue with the snaps and make our escape undetected, which is how i like it... The History The village of Biscathorpe is mentioned in the 1086 Domesday Book, as Biscopetorp, and prior to the Norman Invasion it’s Lord was Godric, post the 1066 invasion it was ‘given’ to the Bishop of Durham. There are 25 acres of meadows listed and 2 mills, 6 plough lands, 2 lord’s plough teams and 2.5 men’s plough teams. Hmmm interesting... There’s no mention of a church so presumably the original church dates no earlier than medieval at best, the current building appears to be relatively modern. Coming to the church, it’s dedicated to St Helen and it’s both ornate and plain in equal measure. The tower and spire is quite nice, the carving with adorns the building is also quite impressive but the rendering is not perhaps the most attractive of features... The Pictures 1. 2. 3/4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Urbexbandoned always getting the best angles 10/11. 12. As always, thanks for looking and feedback always appreciated
  16. Explored with Raz & 2 non members Background; The Bass Maltings in Sleaford, England are a large disused group of eight malt houses originally owned by the Bass Brewery of Burton upon Trent. Constructed between 1901 and 1907 to Herbert A. Couchman's design, the maltings are the largest group of malt houses in England; they have been designated Grade II* on the National Heritage List for England, recognising them as "particularly important ... of more than special interest." Part of the predominately agricultural county of Lincolnshire, the Sleaford area was a major producer of barley in the 1880s. When germinated and dried to form malt, barley forms a key ingredient in the production of beer. Along with the town's railway links, this attracted the Bass brewery company to the town. The use of more efficient techniques at Bass's other plant led to the closure of Sleaford's maltings in 1959. Despite being used to rear poultry in the late 20th century, the buildings have not been fully occupied since Bass left and a fire in 1976 caused severe damage to three of the malthouses. Derelict since the 1990s, proposals to convert the buildings into office, retail and residential space were put on hold in early 2015 after lengthy delays over planning permission and the withdrawal of a major investor. The Explore Some proper good fun, as you near the maltings you cant exactly miss it. i'd go as far as to say it dominates the relitively flat lincolnshire landscape. once your in your greeted by some really quite pleasing mill style rooms with a view and a half from the top. Only way from one building to another is using some rotten old walk ways situated pretty damn high up! these walk ways run from one end of the row to the other so you can cross it easy, providing you have the nerve! The central building has to be the best with its impressive spiral stair case! If you got this far, thanks for reading
  17. This little church has sat lonely for a few years, money dried up and it has basically been left to decay, yippeee. Well not for them but yes for me. I loved this little place, lots of atmosphere too. Haven't actually got any history so I am basically making it up as I am going along and the more I type the more interesting it looks There were a few there that day like us trying to get in but only we managed it because we rock! We waited ..... and waited......and waited.... pretending to take pics of trees, gravestones and his car which was nicely parked up in a meadow. There were dogs, I fucking hate dogs. Barking as soon as we got out of the car, every time they saw any of us they barked. So basically after pretending to be avid nature photographers we made our entry, obviously if you've read any of my other posts explores are never uneventful haha. This explore was no exception. Got in quickly allthough clambering through something that I really shouldn't have been able to get my body through was slightly uncomfortable, sealed entry so we could stay undetected and off we went to start snapping. It is only a small church but has lots of character. I loved everything about it, especially the stained glass. I did at one point stand up on the pulpit and read an extract to HT who did actually stop and listen for a few seconds before pissing himself laughing because I had put on my posh voice. It was all going allright until someone tried the door handle,we just looked at each other and thought oh fuck, luckily we were inbetween the pulpit and the organ, bit of a tight squeeze, funny as fuck trying not to make any noise. The windows were low too so trying to stay hidden was hard. Thankfully they buggered off, whoever it was and left us to it. It was an amazing little place with a hell of a lot of prettiness. Anyway, pics. Pretty little thing Absolutely loved this One of us posing Time for a sermon That gap between the organ and wall... yep thats where we hid hahahaha. Surprised I got my arm in there!! Enjoy & thanks for looking
  18. The Grimsby Ice Factory is a historic former ice factory that was constructed from 1898–1901 to provide crushed ice to preserve fish stored in ships at Grimsby's seaport. The Factory engaged in operations up to 1990. The buildings still contain some of the original historic machinery from times of the operations' origins. During its time of prime operations, it produced 1,200 tonnes of ice daily. The building is 4,350 square metres in size, and at one time was the largest ice factory in the world. The structure and equipment at the Grimsby Ice Factory site is an important part of Grimsby's fishing heritage.It is a Grade 2 listed building that is presently owned by Associated British Ports.It has been stated that some of the most important and largest refrigeration machinery in the world exists there. The site is managed in part by the Great Grimsby Ice Factory Trust. As of May 2014, the trust has plans to restore and renovate the site into a leisure complex that would include a pub, cinema and climbing wall. Part of the trust's plan includes retaining the machinery on the site for historical purposes. In 2014, the trust attempted to obtain £11 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund, but the request was denied. In March 2015, Grimsby residents suggested that the factory be covered to hide it from view during the upcoming World Seafood Congress event in September, with the rationale that the deteriorating building could denigrate the town's image. Graeme Bassett, secretary of the Great Grimsby Ice Factory Trust, suggested that the building could be covered temporarily or that scaffolding could be erected as a solution regarding concerns about the site being an eyesore. Today its still an eyesore and the building and contents slowly rot away, what happens next is anyone's guess. Information taken from my friend wiki, On with the photos Hope you enjoy the report, Mr T
  19. We are a couple of explorers from Spalding lincs and Cambridge..cheers
  20. RAF Stenigot Home Radar Station The Explore I’ve lived in and around the Lincolnshire area now for a good few years and always fancied taking a look at these massive dishes but they always seemed to be on the backup list if all the other backups failed. A friend had just received his shiny new 6D in the post and was eager to get out and have a go at some night-time star trail shots and we decided that the isolated, non-light polluted Stenigot site would be perfect for this. So last Friday night, instead of heading into town to drink Jager-bombs till our eyes bled in the hope of later finger-blasting some Uni students, we went to Morrisons instead to buy some sausage rolls and monster for the short drive to Stenigot. After completing the Lincolnshire Rally stage we carefully selected our parking space in the middle of a field The History (robbed) RAF Stenigot was opened in 1940 as an east coast Chain Home radar station. Stenigot provided long range early warning for raids from Luftflotte V and the northern elements of Luftflotte II along the approaches to Sheffield and Nottingham and the central Midlands. After the war, the station remained operational as part of the 'defended area', a line of chain home stations running down the east coast from Flamborough Head in Yorkshire and along the south coast to Portland Bill in Dorset. The equipment and buildings were removed in 1996 although the four parabolic dishes can still be seen lying on the ground close to the old chain home receiver block. All the other buildings connected with Ace High, including the police house have been demolished with only the concrete bases remaining to indicate their former positions. The Pictures 1. 2. At this point I said to my mate, "If there IS a bull we can easily jump up onto the dishes, it'll never be able to get up there".. He then showed me a YouTube clip of a bull jumping about 12 feet into a crowd and killing loads of people.. thanks for that.... 3. The one (originally four) remaining mast used for training by RAF Digby to the right... 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Then it started to get dark.. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Beam me up Scotty.. 15. 16. An edit my mate done with multiple hams, find all 9 if you can As always thanks for looking and feedback always appreciated
  21. Recently moving into the area ive been finding some great little treasures, this is pretty much on my door step. Spotted at night whilst on way back from a night/star shoot and went back in day for a recce. I believe this has never been done so wasn't very hopeful. Looked well sealed, with metal sheets and a monitored system mmhh! One morning see me do a solo trip down road. I found a tricky entry point and in. The bottom floor is monitored with flashy red lights, quick exit and home to bathe in my success Constructed in 1897 with giant oak king post roof trusses, galleried landing and oak beamed floors with about 8,000 sq.ft. on each floor. Gordon Tulley bought the Gleadells Mill site around ten years ago, but has struggled to find private investors to back his project. He had previously planned to transform the derelict mill into modern apartments, but adjusted the plans to suit the demand for housing. Mr Tulley wanted to demolish the building to make space for 45 to 50 homes as part of a £4 million project to rejuvenate the area. The 'To be demolished' notice refers only to the sheds built of sheeting. The brick-built block has planning consent for conversion to residential use. Recently sold to a Doncaster based developer Hannabal Riley, he is seeking approval from North Lincolnshire Council to pull down the mill, he told planners he intends to clear the site and leave it vacant until a decision is made on its future use. The 117-year-old North Lincolnshire farm mill now looks set to be demolished to make way for new homes. The move comes ten years after plans from a Gainsborough-based developer were approved to renovate the mill for use as 55 residential apartments, 11 garages and five offices. This was only reported a few months ago, so this year may see the end for Gleadell's Mill. Time will tell. There is not a lot to see in here but its in great condition, id describe it as a mini bass maltings Hope you enjoyed the post
  22. I think we all know and love this place so ill try and keep it short and sweet. A nice long re-visit to this place with zero. We was lucky and clever enough to get in 90%+ of this place, lots of dodgy climbing, balancing and ripped clothes was worth it. Designed specifically to facilitate three key stages in the production of beer, Bass Malting's is a Grade II* listed complex built between 1901 and 1907 that consists of nine parallel ranges. The central block with its engine house and water tower is flanked by six-storey malt houses on either side and occupies a site of 13.3 acres with a frontage almost 1,000 ft long. Malting's operations ceased in 1959 and the buildings were subsequently used for poultry farming and vegetable processing. Every year is meant to be progress for regeneration, all that happens is fires, vandalism, red tape from councils and company's whilst she continues to deteriorate. Developers say they are still committed to transforming Sleaford’s iconic Bass Malting's buildings, despite one of the key partners pulling out of the project. Avant Homes, which owns the Grade II Listed structure, is sticking to its original proposals to transform the buildings into a mixed development of residential, healthcare and community facilities, but the developers say the progress of the redevelopment will be delayed. The plans were dependant on a new road from Boston Road to Grantham Road being built, which supermarket giant Tesco had agreed to pay for as well as building a brand new superstore for the town. When and what happens next is anyone's guess. I love exploration and everything that goes with it, well apart from doing reports, FB, websites etc. Ill try my best to improve on this in 2015. Hope you enjoyed the report.
  23. RAF Nocton and Nocton Hall The Explore(s) This is my local photo practise area. Somewhere i've visited more times alone than with other splorers, probably about 8 times now including once with Matt Inked and once with Session9. It's very much past it's sell by date and in a poor state of repair, but with that it also provides a really good location to just wander about and work out the 4 billion mysterious settings and menu's of my camera. From the pitch black air raid shelters of the main hall to the unbelievably long corridors with sunlight belting in through the windows it always gives me a challenge. Every time i've visited I've got decent shots from areas that looked cack on the previous visit and vice versa. I've heard a lot of babble online lately about the "tourist" locations and how people that visit places like this are not "real explorers". Well, I say to them . There's nothing better than waking up on a sunday morning a bit worse for wear and deciding to chuck the camera gear in your car and just fucking getting amongst it for a while. Whether its infiltrating Alcatraz or sniffing around the empty 2 up 2 down around the corner from your aunt Betty's then who cares. As long as you're enjoying it, meeting some like minded cool folk and snapping a nice pic or two to show your mates, that's what it's all about in my opinion! Anyway, that's enough going Ian Paisley on yer asses, heres a selection of pictures (Different cameras/varying quality) that i would like to share chosen from probably 4000 plus from this place.. The History Nocton Hall was acquired by the Air Ministry in 1940 and turned into an RAF Hospital. The Hall itself was used as a "clearing station" until 1943. In 1943 the Americans took possession of the Hall and grounds for a second time. Nocton became home for the United States Army Seventh General Hospital and the Hall was used as the Officers’ Club. At the end of the War in 1945 the RAF selected Nocton Hall to be their permanent hospital for the county of Lincolnshire. RAF Nocton Hall was a 740 bed hospital under RAF control until 1984, used by civilians and forces personnel, one of the country’s undisputed RAF Hospitals. The decision to close Nocton Hall as a military hospital was taken on 31st March 1983. In its later days 13 American personnel remained to keep the hospital serviceable. RAF Nocton Hall was handed back to Her Majesty's Government by the USAF on 30 September 1995 but has never been brought back into use as a hospital. Various development plans have come and gone and the main hall has acquired grade 2 listed status, who knows what'll happen but for now its my derpy playground The Pictures Nocton Hall first 1. This is my happy place.. 2. Nocton Hall external 3. 4. Hallway leading to the servants quarters. 5. One of the lettered air raid shelters below the mansion 6. Shelter Z 7. 8. 9. Moving on to the main hospital area... 10. 11. Peely knob 12. 13. Favourite Corridor 14. Barrack block accomodation with a left elbow scratcher.. 15. 16. The Gym, shite picture but cool to see 17. 18. 19. As always, thanks for looking and feedback always appreciated
  24. I currently live about 2 miles from St. Johns and I've been driving past this place for almost a year now. Access has eluded me on a few previous failed attempts, but recently got lucky and spent 5 1/2 hours exploring the innards. I was conscious that this location has been reported on a lot so that day I tried to capture some different angles/areas that you may not have seen before. Some history shamelessly robbed from another user, coz that's how I roll mwahahaha... "Built under the name Lincolnshire County Lunatic Asylum in 1852, set in 120 acres of grounds. In 1940, female patients were transferred around the UK to make way for an emergency department for the war effort. The newly established NHS took control in 1948 and by the 1960’s it was known as St John’s Hospital. The Hospital was closed in 1989, since then it has been sold and gradually been demolished to make way for housing leaving just the main building." I like to keep the history part short and sweet so that you all don't flatline before getting to the pics.... Some externals, including a few "externals from the internal" Thankfully they didn't.. Ventilation holes The curved ceiling which features throughout a lot of the hospital. Some say for it's sound-proofing qualities for noisy residents.. Peely delights Outer walkway Stage left Nursery In my element Taking the Pee We liked this flappy door Me, wondering how i'm going to condense 320 images into a report... Thanks a lot for taking the time to read my report, any feedback always welcome and appreciated. If you're planning on visiting here i'd do it soon, big plans kicking into action this summer on the redevelopment side.
  25. Lincoln Cathedral Roof The Explore A considerable amount of planning, recce'ing and good old fashioned snooping went into this one. Myself and Matt_Inked had been chatting about the possibilities of pulling this one off for quite a while. During a recent recce trip we were only expecting to confirm that it couldn't be done due to the immense about of CCTV around the place and rather high barricades. Literally 5 or 6 hours of walking around the Cathedral over several different days and a lot of time sittting in the car just staring up at the roof almost was enough send us on our ways defeated. But no, an oppurtunity presented itself and we returned a few days later for the entry and climb, then the ass-twitching descent.... The Recce's Western Elevation Brief History Lincoln Cathedral is a cathedral located in Lincoln in England and seat of the Bishop of Lincoln in the Church of England. Building commenced in 1088 and continued in several phases throughout the medieval period. It was reputedly the tallest building in the world for 238 years (1311–1549). According to the cathedral website, over £1 million a year is spent keeping the cathedral in shape; the most recent project completed has been the restoration of the West Front in 2000, and a matrix of tall scaffolding is slowly making its way around the building... Top 'o' the scaff 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9/10. As always, thanks for looking and feedback always appreciated
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