A short little report from a little while back.
Without going into too much detail this building is one of the more longer abandonments situated on the ground of a partially used hospital some where in the south.
The ground around the building has been flattened and at the time of our visit workers were at it digging the land up or something like that.
After sneaking past the workers and into the building we spent a short period inside before the noise of wooden boards being cut filled the area. We got out before we couldn't anymore...
Anyways that'll be all.
Dating back to 1874 these works have produced sodium carbonate common in cleaning products, dyes, fertilizers and other such products.
The works have been operated under Brunner Mond, Imperial Chemical Industries, and TATA Chemical Europe. The works were also responsible for "accidentally" creating polythene in 1933 during an experiment.
TATA Europe closed these works in 2014 along with the attached power station responsible for power supply.
Anyway That'll be all.
First of two places we got onto that day, we had about 4 places in our sights & this was the only one that was on our list that we managed to get into. A great explore & a lot more to see than i was expecting. Most of the upper floors were fallen/falling through.
The person that told me about this place described it as 'the old nunnery' but there doesn't seem to be any evidence of it actually being a nunnery. From what i can tell it used to be the house of the vicar/priest/whatever that worked in the church across the road. Permission has been granted for the demolition of the existing building and construction of 51 sheltered housing units.
the previous occupant certainly knew how to have a good time
It is alas more DEPy now Lavino
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Found this one quite by chance driving around looking for things to see
the house is totally secure but some interesting bits in the sheds
Seems like the "current" owner was a professional photographer back in the day; no recent records of him
When was google maps last done? 2012? it was showing up there as unoccupied