Jump to content

Recommended Posts

i have visited this place several times now ... love the place but so run down and unloved :(

now for a bit history on the place :spider:

Built in 1899 by the famous shipbuilder and entrepreneur William C. Gray, the son of Sir William Gray also of shipbuilding fame, it was the Gray family’s main residence, though they did also own similarly sized properties in Yorkshire and Devon. As well as William C Gray and his wife, 7 other members of the Gray family occupied the building for nearly 30 years, with a staff of 12 to make sure their every need was looked after. Even with all these people in there the mansion would have seemed spacious and luxurious with its 30 rooms, ballroom and indoor swimming pool. It was put up for sale for many years with no buyers eventually was opened back up as a training centre. This was short lived and closed its doors for the last time in 2006, and swiftly became the target of many vandals and arsonists and still is to this day unfortunately and stood empty ever since to this day and is on at risk register of grade 2 buildings :cry:

Now for the best bits hope you like :cool2:

26362_10151268887756646_705129556_n.jpg

27301_10151172313331646_1131877562_n.jpg

487152_10151267554551646_622366217_n.jpg

226962_10151267550106646_478106996_n.jpg

406066_10151172500456646_156182313_n.jpg

31918_10151267550046646_1430498356_n.jpg

268582_10151173636386646_1067336018_n.jpg

Ball room number 1

603028_10151172308116646_871598064_n.jpg

Ball room number 2

426801_10151172302346646_142226460_n.jpg

72326_10151273363566646_2146245901_n.jpg

58809_10151267556881646_1383942198_n.jpg

541742_10151173662706646_1298434012_n.jpg

382353_10151268887926646_1640146329_n.jpg

537450_10151173657271646_968129784_n.jpg

Former swimming pool

806_10151173654866646_719831499_n.jpg

248657_10151172344561646_163246174_n.jpg

under ground

25044_10151172346576646_1445207999_n.jpg

under ground

The End till the next time :beer:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I do so love Mansions and Manors Banshee and can see this most have been a wonderful house back in its day :thumb

Reminds me a bit of Potters in the state its in now but this looks like was grander in detail by far :cool2:

The Gas Mask Bride is a cool unexpected shot :D

Very nice and your second location posted & Big thumbs up :D

Thanks for sharing :thumb

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice report matey!ive seen this building before a while back and it was pretty much the same state..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

lovely place that looks !, could spend hours setting up shots in a place like that !.. ahh the daughter gasmask pic if remember correctly ?, still love it :D

thanks for sharing, lovely =]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cheers folks :thumb ... this place has had loads of reports done in the past but none for a good while .. and decaying fast ... quite relaxing with no secca's but forces do patrol the area quite often app ... awesome splore spend hours here as so many rooms as well as underground tunnels under the entire house aswell as into the garden area to water pump room where fountain was connected in the huge grounds (pitch black buzzing darkness) am going back very soon as another fire on fire night need to go investigate the damage :Gulp: xx

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
lovely place that looks !, could spend hours setting up shots in a place like that !.. ahh the daughter gasmask pic if remember correctly ?, still love it :D

thanks for sharing, lovely =]

Cheers hours and hours in here so much too see and def amazing for photo shoots hence the daughter in the gas mask you must have seen her pics somewhere before amazing place :thumb

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Similar Content

    • By Nikonlover
      Popped out with the new camera yesterday with two friends. Still getting used to it. :D Went to Hi-Finish Castings in Birmingham. 
       
      From what I could find out with paperwork inside the land was bought in 1935 at a cost of £12,000. In between 1935 and 1941 the building was built and an inventory took place in July 1941 at a cost of £25,269. 
       
      Various metals were made for all types of products like wall fittings (Sockets and light fixtures) to car parts(Door handles, wing mirror casing and much more) and they had various clients like Bentley, Ford and Talbot. 
       
      In the early days also Mitchells and Butler where involved in the company. 
       
      Was a great relaxed explore and even though the main factory space was empty (It had some gems) the offices were great. The safe in the toilet had some wonderful paperwork in it detailing the history. What a depressing canteen though. Windows on all sides with a view of a brick wall. Some wonderful gems about if you look though.
       
      Closed in 2008 I believe with a loss of about 42 jobs. Company is no longer about.
       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       
      Enjoy.
    • By BrotherHoodUrbex
      History
      Margaret Beaven School is a grade II-listed building that was built in 1885 and was designed by Francis Doyle.
      The house was originally called Eddesbury, it was supposedly the last sustainable Victorian house that was built in West Derby.
      It was once occupied by Danson Cunningham a friend of Margaret Beaven who was Liverpool's first woman lord mayor.
      Since the school shut down 13 years ago, the building has been used for filming purposes.
       

       
      It was reported that in May 2018, there was a large fire that ripped throughout the building, we don't know which parts of the building have been damaged as we have not been back since.
       
      Our Visit
      After driving past this place a few times previous to our visit, we decided to have a look online to see if anyone had visited the site before us and unfortunately we came up empty-handed. After realizing this, we took it upon our selves to go down and try gain access, it took us 3 visits before we finally found an entry point. The access point was hard to get through as it was awkward and a tight squeeze.
      The front part of the building is boarded up and is alarmed, we did manage to gain access but the alarm was unbearable so we decided to just leave it. Once we left, we hung around to see if someone would show up and they did. 
      Overall, the explore was well worth it even though we didn't stay to get pictures of the main building.
       



       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

    • By Landie_Man
      Another backlog from a West Country Road Trip back in late May with Mookster, our American explorer friend and myself.  This was our second stop off on our first day on the trip; our first being Tone Mills, a revisit for me so I haven't done a report, but with Tone its always a pleasure seeing it.  A wonderful site each and every time.  
      The three of us embarked on the large two day road trip in my trusty 1988 Volvo 240 and rocked up in Torrington that morning.  This site has been derelict for absolutely years, but its in the arse end of nowhere so its taken a while to see it.
      -

      Closed in 1993; Dairy Crest's Creamery sat on a site which had been a creamery since 1874.  This particular Art Deco site was built in the 1930's to meet needs, but When the government de-centralised milk collection,the creamery was finally killed off and it closed its doors; a severe blow to the area; with around 200 Job losses.
       
      #1

       
      #2

       
      #3

       
      #4

       
      #5

       
      #6

       
      #7

       
      #8

       
      #9

       
      #10

       
      #11

       
      #12

       
      #13

       
      #14

       
      #15

       
      #16

       
      #17

       
      #18

       
      More At:
      https://www.flickr.com/photos/landie_man/albums/72157699243815344
    • By jakeurbexphotography
      On the outskirts of Fishburn lies the derelict Winterton hospital. Winterton hospital used to be very big however most of its buildings were demolished and this part is the only building that remains of it. All of the windows are boarded up however when we got there it looked like someone had pulled the entire doorway off causing the whole thing to open making an entry so easy. Inside the building is in terrible condition, (similar to St. peter's) with collapsed floors, wallpaper peeling, water damage etc. We also didn't realise at the time that the building had asbestos but luckily we had masks so make sure to bring one if you're planning on going inside. We were unable to access the top floor due to the floor being so bad so we only got photos from the corridor as we came up the stairs. That all being said, winterton hospital does have a lot of history and it is a shame to see it left in such a poor state. 
       

       
       

       
       

       
       

       
       

       
       

       
       


       
       

       
       

       
       

       
       

       
       

       
       

       
       

       
       

       
       

       
       

       
       

       
       

       
       

       
       

       
       

       
       

       
       

       
       

       
       

       
       

       
       

       
       
    • By jakeurbexphotography
      Just off the A66 in Darlington, there is an abandoned farm called Little Burdon farm, it has been derelict for at least a decade. It consists of different buildings being from a farmhouse to old barns or stables. There's really two farmhouses, a red brick one and a more modern white house. It also looks like some refurbishment/demolition has taken place but again has been held off or abandoned. The farm was built around the 1830s and is grade 2 listed. There is no security here and is easy to get into all of the buildings. That being said the buildings are indeed derelict so some floors are dangerous and can't be accessed. In the white house building, part of the upstairs floor has been removed due to the refurbishment works but has been left standing as it is.  It also looks like the rooms have been stripped out and all electrics and gas pipes have been removed. 






























×