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  1. This was a nice explore ....but would probably be awesome if it was nicely decaying ...
  2. Named Manor Dior due to the vast collection of vintage Dior tights in the upstairs main bedroom. Quite a sight when I opened the wardrobe door and yes I had a good look through them :D Large detached house with quite extensive decay in some rooms yet others were relatively decay free if a little messy. The Dior bedroom was probably the room where the old lady spent her final days in the house, bed ridden judging by the medical items in there and district nurses documents. It appears she outlived her husband by some years and lived there alone. Not sure how long the house has been abandoned for but the decay would suggest some years. All the personal items are still in the house just left behind including stacks of old photographs and school reports from the 1950s which were interesting to read. The lady had children whose reports they were. Other than this I'm not sure of other history. A lovely house none the less one with a bit of TLC would make a great family home again :D
  3. Another old explore ...a little gem in Kent
  4. A little gem of a place ...went here when it was guarded by a very irate bull lol
  5. Ive wanted to shoot this place for a long time so hooked up with Rusty and made a full day out of it, this being the first of four sites .......ManorG T was settled in the Anglo-Saxon era. Ælfric of Abingdon held the manor of G T by 990 and became Archbishop of Canterbury in 995. Ælfric died in 1005, leaving G T to Saint Alban's Abbey. In 1049-1052 the abbey leased G TLeofstan, abbot, and St Albans Abbey, to Tova, widow of Wihtric, in return for 3 marks of gold and an annual render of honey; lease, for her lifetime and that of her son, Godwine, of land at Cyrictiwa, with reversion to St Albans.In Old English toponym Cyrictiwa means "Church Tew", distinguishing the village from neighbouring Little Tew which lacked its own church, and Nether Worton which seems not to have had its own chapel until the 12th century.[2]William the Conqueror granted the manor to his step-brother Odo, Bishop of Bayeux, and it was recorded amongst Odo's estates in the Domesday Book in 1086.T G Park was created before the latter part of the 16th century.Sir Lawrence Tanfield, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer, bought G T estate in 1611 from Edward Rainsford. He deprived the villagers of timber, causing some of the cottages to fall into disrepair. Tanfield enclosed part of G Ts lands in 1622. However, most of the parish's common lands were not enclosed until Parliament passed an Enclosure Act for G T in 1767.1. 2.3.After Tanfield died in 1626, followed by his wife Elizabeth in 1629, G T passed to his young son-in-lawLucius Cary, 2nd Viscount Falkland.In the 1630s Lucius gathered a circle of writers and scholars at G T including Abraham Cowley, Ben Jonson and Edmund Waller. During the English Civil War the young Viscount fought on the Royalist side and was killed in 1643 at the First Battle of Newbury. G T remained in the Cary family until the death ofAnthony Cary, 5th Viscount of Falkland in 1694.Viscount Cary lived in a large manor house which seems to have been built in or before the early part of the 17th century and seems to have been extended in the latter part of the 17th century. It was demolished in about 1800 but outlying structures from about 1700 including its stables, dovecote and stone gatepiers survive.4.5.6.7.In 1780 and 1793 G T estate was bought by George Stratton, who had made a fortune in the East India Company. He died in March 1800 and was succeeded by his son George Frederick Stratton. The manor house had evidently fallen into disrepair, as the Strattons lived in a smaller Georgian dower house slightly to the south of it and had the manor house demolished in about 1803. In 1808 George Frederick Stratton engaged the Scots botanist and garden designer John Loudon, who laid out north and south drives in G T Park and planted ornamental trees in and around the village, which today enhance its picturesque appearance.In 1815-1816 Matthew Robinson Boulton, the son of the manufacturer Matthew Boulton of Soho, Birmingham, bought GT Estate. In 1825 Boulton added aGothic Revival library to the east end of the house, and in the middle of the 19th century the Boulton family added a large Tudor style section to the west end.]G T remained with the Boulton family until M.E. Boulton died without heirs in 1914. ...8.9.10.Next stop The Horders House ....11.1213.14.Swimming Pool W.15.16.17.18.19.Asylum G.20.21.22.23.24.Cheers for looking [email protected]@l.............
  6. Daresburyhall - Photographic report - Feb 2018 Daresbury Hall is a former Georgian country house in the village of Daresbury, Cheshire, England. It was built in 1759 for George Heron. the hall descended in the Heron family until 1850, when it became the property of Samuel Beckett Chadwick. By 1892 it had been acquired by Sir Gilbert Greenall, later Baron Daresbury. During the Second World War, it was used as a military hospital and also by a charity, now known as Scope. It became semi-derelict after being bought by a millionaire who died before restoration could take place. In April 2015, a huge cannabis farm containing six hundred plants with an estimated street value of 750.000 was discovered at the estate. In 2016 there were plans to partly demolish and convert the house but in June of that year the empty building was badly damaged by fire. Unfortunately, during our visit, we were asked to leave the sight by security via a speaker system on the estate. We did, however, stick around for 20 mins until it went off again, to be honest, I'm not sure whether the system is automated and linked to motion sensors. There is a lot of cameras on the sight too as shown the last pic. Any way we couldn't enter the property as it is completely sealed now with boards on all windows and doors etc except for a stable and a few dilapidated sheds. We did the best we could in the situation we had. Thanks for any feedback.
  7. I got the chance to see this place with SK, and it was amazing. With the most gorgeous chimney's and fire places i have ever seen. I could have just moved right in. Thanks SK for the external shot Thanks for looking
  8. Well known and stunning. I actually think this place has now been given go ahead to be restored... Good news! A great little trundle through the countryside, a sneaky way into someones back garden, through the cellar, up through rotting floorboards and we were in! Love this manor house, if anyone wants to visit the UK and go here; let me know! 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
  9. A solo visit to a farm/manor house. I got seen eventually and gave a tall tale to the worker from the opposite farm. Thought I got away scott free, until the local police called my house phone and asked me what I was doing. Seems like that worker took the registration plate of my car. Idiot lol. Lots left behind, a beautiful house although I couldn't get into all the rooms and it was getting very very dark. Seems like the owner was also a painter! 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  10. This place is fantastic, if slightly bare, but the architecture and space makes up for it!! It was once a nursing home, then a school, then a private manor house. If converted I think it will become a nursing home once again! Loved it here. not sure if converted yet! 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  11. Probably the best manor house I've ever visited, and it's close to being one of the best locations I've been to...Simply amazing! Hope you like it. It has recently been sealed but I would love to go back. 1 2 3 4 5 6
  12. After discovering this place, reading a news article I decided to take a look. Theres not a great deal of history on this place other than the fact it was used as a home for ww2 soldiers after coming back from war. It's been home to several owners of the years however the place has fallen into disrepair. The manor is currently up for sale. The explore itself went really well, after making our way through the grounds and finding an entrance, we were greeted with a stunning pool, with paintings on every wall. As we moved further on we found a sauna, bar, a superb inside courtyard, a huge basement complete with model railway and what looked like a full size tank made of wood, whoever previously lived in the manor was clearly very creative... The vast majority of rooms have Been emptied out however a few furnishings still remain. We made our way onto the roof when we noticed a man walking down the drive towards the manor, we noticed him walk around checking through the windows before leaving again. Must have been looking after the place and making sure nothing was damaged. We didn't get caught however so that's a bonus! Since then we have been back however our original entrance had been sealed back up. PHOTOS: https://500px.com/serenity4urbex/galleries/pool-manor
  13. This was the first stop on our little euro trip! Not sure on the history of the place, but like many others around Europe its a beautiful house! Looking at other pictures online it looks a little stripped now. Thank You!
  14. So I was rather lucky to have around 4 hours of undisturbed exploring inside here, despite a half naked model on the stairs and a photographer inside shouting "bit more". It seemed secca had the day off, as the hours passed more explorers turned up who each came in two's and threes. I have to admit I never saw the fascination with the main stairs for a photo, the rooms I found more enjoyable. (yet will include a few shots of the stairs anyway). So I explored here undisturbed and left on my own free will before I left an old gent walked in, sandals and a small compact camera, he had to be around mid 60's/70 years old, he strolled in seemed chuffed with himself and began taking some photos for the "holiday album" anyway enough was enough, an decided to head home for some tea! Obviously many people know the history, but has anyone seen the gravestone near the front? ... I heard about it but never spotted it?!?! - oh well. Anyway below is some history -(stolen from web) followed up with my usual style of photos! The Actors' Orphanage was started in 1896 by Kittie Carson at Croydon and was established as the Actors' Orphanage Fund in 1912. In 1915 the Orphanage moved to Langley Hall at Langley (was in Buckinghamshire - now in Berkshire). The orphanage was both a home and a school to approximately 60 children. At ages 15–17 pupils sat the School Leaving Certificate of Cambridge University and if 10 subjects were taken to Matriculation. The home and school was moved to Silverlands at Chertsey, Surrey in 1938 where it remained until 1940. In September 1940 the Orphanage was evacuated to the USA where the children were housed in New York City at the Edwin Gould Foundation, and the children were sent to local schools. After the war ended the Fund established a home (once again at Silverlands, Chertsey). This arrangement ended in 1958 and the Actors' Orphanage ceased to exist. The 1912 fund was re-established as the Actors' Charitable Trust and financial and care help was offered to those in need. Over the years many from the theatrical profession have given time and money to the running of the orphanage including some who became presidents of the orphanage among whom are Sir Gerald du Maurier, Noël Coward, Laurence Olivier and the last president Lord Attenborough. In 1990 Silverlands Nursing School amalgamated with other schools of nursing in Surrey and Hampshire to become the Francis Harrison College of nursing and midwifery. At some point in the late 1990’s Silverlands ceased it’s role as a nursing school and the National Probation Service was looking for a new site for the ‘residential assessment and intervention programmes for adult males with allegations of, or convictions for, sexual offences involving children’. Silverlands in Chertsey was considered the most appropriate. The proposal was met with strong opposition from local people who organised a candlelit vigil to protest about the site being used for such a purpose and were concerned about the impact of the 7000 children attending the 25 schools within a 2.5 mile radius of Silverlands. After a lot of debating and protests on 4th July, 2002, it was confirmed by the Home Office Minister that Silverlands will not become the home of the Wolvercote paedophile clinic. However during this time, the Grade 2 listed building had already had £3.7 million pounds spent on its refurbishment. It remains disused, As always cheers for looking, an hope you enjoyed my take on this popular place!
  15. History: Doughty House is a large house on Richmond Hill in Surrey, England, built in the 18th century, with later additions. It has fine views down over the Thames, and both the house and gallery are Grade II listed buildings. The house was named after Elizabeth Doughty, who lived there from about 1786, and built St Elizabeth of Portugal Church in The Vineyard, Richmond. It was the residence of the Cook baronets from when it was bought in 1849 by the first baronet until after World War II. A 125-foot-long-gallery (38 m) was added in 1885 for the very important family art collection. The house was damaged by bombing in the Second World War and the 4th baronet moved to Jersey with 30 paintings from the collection. In 2012 the house was on the market with an asking price of £15,000,000. Future: C18 house with C19 alterations made by the Cook family. Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent have been granted to retain the main property as a single dwelling and to convert the gallery to ancillary accommodation, along with re-instating Doughty Cottage as the link between the house and gallery. The explore: So we spent basically all day in traffic jams to get there and back... The explore itself was surprisingly easy too; I must admit, that from what I have seen of it, I was expecting the place to be a little bigger than it was, but I guess thats the art of the wide angle lens! Anyway, great explore, would definitely revisit providing there are no traffic issues!
  16. 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
  17. Explored with Starlight & Chopper I won't bore you with the history of this place, although very sad and horrid, i am sure most, if not all know the story's behind this place. if you want to see some history, check out Lara's cracking report here : http://www.oblivionstate.com/forum/showthread.php/6234-Crookham-Court-School-2013 or ya know... Google --- pre-warning, some photos contain hdr's, i am still in a learning process, so sorry if i've over crooked them --- After a first failed attempt, we returned adamant and hopeful that access would be available, luckily for us it was. As uneasy as i felt the first time around the site, once gaining access this had flown over me as the smell of dampness and musk hit my nostrils, we got our cameras out and did what we do best !, on the photographics ! At least she is still here Anyone for a game of Cricket ?! The first signs of getting wreaked, the bath tub on the piss =[ Amazingly the curtains are still here.. can't say that about the fire place in the same room though Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the prettiest splorer's of them all Rotten to the core We spent a while in this room, so gorgeous around the bottom of the staircase was littered with Tv's o.O Doors, doors and rather unsettling door... Damn it chopper ! Rubba dub dub, no i didnt get in the tub Now very very wrecked =[ Didn't stop us from having some fun though Boo ! 10 points if you know where this is Thanks for looking !! Rest can be seen : http://www.flickr.com/photos/urdex/sets/72157637393522795/
  18. 1000 mile Mega Xplore day 2 part 4 (These are not in order) After kipping in the car in the corner of a field we made our way here, bit of a walk but, this must be one of the oddest places I have been too. If I knew what it was like inside I would have slept on the floor in there and waited for daybreak. https://www.flickr.com/photos/cunningplan/albums/72157659274332585 the outside the inside
  19. Had a heads up from a mate about this place, so decided to have a nose around early one morning... VERY CLEAN! After spending some time in Sheffield I was on route back down the country, an after a quick scope of access, I then parked up in another nearby field and caught a few hours kip. Frosty start and inside I went before workmen arrived, gave myself a max time limit and away I went, honestly you could MOVE IN TOMORROW! from a few old newspapers darted about it was left circa 2012, an a tiny bit of damp on the carpet is visible, but hey it needs a new owner thats for sure. On with the shots! My only regret was not taking a cheeky bath after 3 days sleeping in the car oh well all clean now!
  20. 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
  21. Finally moving away from the midwest I headed back east on the long slow train to my friends in upstate New York. Because of a certain police encounter my friend had a couple of months back he is currently unable to get up to any mischief in his home county so he introduced me to a couple of his exploring buddies who would happily explore with me instead St. Mary's Manor is an imposing nine-storey (plus basement level) former hospital turned nursing home which closed in 2004. Since then it has been left at the mercy of the elements and thankfully has escaped large-scale trashing and tagging with a lot of lovely peely paint and decay. The downside is there are a lot of empty rooms, but the building itself is old enough and interesting enough to keep you occupied for a good while. The highlights being the chapel located on the 4th floor and, shrouded in the darkness of the totally boarded up first floor, a totally intact dental suite. Quite why they would choose to leave a valuable piece of kit like that behind is beyond me. It's also notable for an extremely tight access, one of the smallest holes I have ever had to fit myself through and which also led to the death of my phone which was crushed against a wall coming out as well as a large rip in my hoodie. I wish I had got a shot of the outside to show the scale of the place but the weather was absolutely awful. I wish the dental suite wasn't in a totally pitch black room which makes getting any photos of it a total pain, but then again I guess if it was on an upper floor it would have been destroyed by now, so swings and roundabouts. Thanks for looking more here https://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/albums/72157659692702695
  22. Unsure what I should really name this? An abandoned dairy farm, missing that red dress (which was more pink) and some large amounts of decay in rooms... A lovely afternoon spent walking around, admiring the decay and bits an bobs that laid scattered about, certainly worth your time still and quite frankly seems like locals have given up asking questions why you walk down a lane with a camera an tripod, especially after explaining once before we dont get nice fields in kent like these ones here... Walking around inside with the wind blowing through the whole place was rather cool, doors slamming and the curtains blowing about made for some interesting pictures. Many people know most of this places history after it splashed in papers and its been done a fair amount. IMGP0772 IMGP0642 IMGP0648 IMGP0651 IMGP0655 IMGP0656 IMGP0665 IMGP0668 IMGP0682 IMGP0687 IMGP0690 IMGP0698 IMGP0699 IMGP0703 IMGP0712 IMGP0713 IMGP0716 IMGP0741 IMGP0744 IMGP0748 Cheers for looking everyone!
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