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    • By AndyK!
      The Station Hotel is a grand Victorian building situated in the heart of Ayr town centre. The hotel consists of 71 bedrooms, complete with en-suite bathrooms, plus a host of suits for functions and a cocktail lounge.
       
      The hotel, which is attached to Ayr railway station, was originally opened by the Glasgow and South Western Railway in June 1866 and become part of the British Transport Hotels (BTH) at Nationalisation. It was sold by BTH in October 1951 and has changed ownership a number of times, having been owned by Stakis Hotels, Quality, and Swallow Hotels.
       
      The Station Hotel is currently the oldest and most famous hotel in Ayr. The hotel has retained almost all of its original features inside and out. The hotel started to turn away customers in 2014 and closed around 2015. After suffering neglect for some time beforehand, the building is now deteriorating; the railway station have had to take action to safeguard their customers from falling debris.
       
      Visited with
      @SpiderMonkey


      The car park is fenced off due to parts of the exterior falling off


      Entrance and staircase


      Reception




      Lift and staircase on the first floor

      Into the cocktail lounge....










      The corridor leading to the next parts was suffering decay due to leaks in the roof

      The Arran Suite...





      Restaurant...








      The restaurant's kitchen



      Other public spaces around the hotel...


       The Kyle Suite bar area

       
      The Carrick Room 

       
      The Kintyre Suite

       

      And finally, the hotel rooms...

       

       

       

       
      View of the decaying rear facade overlooking the railway station
    • By AndyK!
      The Jordanhill Campus is an historic estate within the boundaries of Jordanhill in Glasgow, Scotland. The buildings have stood empty since 2012, until which time it served as the Faculty of Education of the University of Strathclyde.
       
      Sometimes you just can't understand why no one else has posted a report. This is one of those places!
      Initially @The Amateur Wanderer and I had a look around the place during our Christmas trip to Scotland, and then I returned a short while later with @SpiderMonkey. We only looked around one building, the David Stow Building which is the main attraction, the original and oldest part of the site. There is also a huge 1960s concrete extension behind, but the sooner that gets pulled down the better - we didn't bother with it!
       

       
      History
       
      The buildings date back to 1837 when former merchant and educational pioneer David Stow opened the Dundas Vale Normal Seminary, Europe’s first purpose-built training institution for teachers. Some remnants of the old seminary still remain today – rooms with rows of sinks which were more recently used as storage, and wooden lockers can still be found.
       
      In 1913 the Glasgow Corporation agreed a deal to buy the estate, and build both a teacher training college and the associated Jordanhill School on the site. A new building was planned to provide teacher training. With the new school completed in 1920 and the college in 1921, the now Grade B listed David Stow Building facilitated all teacher training provided under the unified University of Glasgow. Centrally funded and with no ties with churches, the college was largely non-residential and its range of work was wider.
       

       
      A shortage of teachers throughout Britain in the late 1950s lead to large scale expansion at Jordanhill. Construction of a new purpose-built facility commenced in 1961, replacing a much older manor house on the site.
       
      In 1993, the college was required to merge with a higher education facility. The University of Strathclyde approached the college, and an agreement between both institutions was reached. In 1993 Jordanhill College became the Faculty of Education of the University of Strathclyde.
       
      With better use of facilities, and an ageing campus at Jordanhill which was highly protected by preservation orders, in 2010 the decision was made to close Jordanhill campus and move the Faculty all courses to its John Anderson Campus. 2011-12 was the last academic year held at the Jordanhill Campus before the move took place.
       
      David Stow Building - Entrance Hall
       

       

       

       

       
      Francis Tombs Hall
       

       

       

       

       

       

       
      Staircases and Corridors
       

       

       

       

       
      Teaching rooms and facilities
       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       
      Other areas
       

       

       

       
      Hidden Relics
      There were a few areas around the building that hadn’t been refurbished and contained relics from older uses...
       

       

       

    • By ASOM
      Here's a little selection of some of the more random, less-obvious shots from 10 years of exploring asylums.
      One shot each from most of the ones I've visited.
      Thought I'd try and avoid the obvious shots a little.
       
      Aston Hall
      (Nottinghamshire Mental Defective Colony, opened in 1930)
      Ward block

       
      Bangour Village
      (West Lothian District Asylum, opened in 1906)
      Main administration block

       
      Barrow
      (2nd Bristol Borough Mental Hospital, opened in 1938)
      Main corridor

       
      Bethel
      (Charitable public asylum, opened in 1713)
      Day room

       
      Bethlem Royal
      (4th incarnation of "Bedlam" (founded in 1247), initially for private middle-class patients, opened in 1930)
      Admin block staircase

       
      Cane Hill
      (3rd Surrey County Asylum, opened in 1883)
      Chapel altar

       
      Carlton Hayes
      (Leicestershire & Rutland County Asylum, opened in 1904)
      Chapel

       
      Cefn Coed
      (Swansea Borough Mental Hospital, opened in 1932)
      South-eastern view of ward block and water tower

       
      Colney Hatch
      (aka Friern, 2nd Middlesex County Asylum, later 2nd London County Asylum, opened in 1851)
      Admin block tower

       
      Denbigh
      (aka North Wales Asylum, opened in 1848)
      View from ward block window towards admin block clock tower

       
      Fairfield
      (Three Counties Asylum (for Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire & Huntingdonshire), opened in 1860)
      South east view of main block

       
      Fair Mile
      (Berkshire County Asylum, opened in 1870)
      South-east view of main block

       
      Fulbourn
      (Cambridgeshire & Ely County Asylum, opened in 1858)
      Main elevation (admin block in centre)

       
      Gartloch
      (Glasgow District Asylum, opened in 1896)
      View from dormitory window

       
      Glenside
      (Bristol Borough Asylum, opened in 1861)
      Chapel window

       
      Goodmayes
      (West Ham Borough Asylum, opened in 1901)
      Gallery with cell doors

       
      Hanwell
      (Middlesex County Asylum, later first London County Asylum, opened in 1831)
      Main corridor in female wing

       
      Harperbury
      (Middlesex Mental Defective Colony, opened in 1934)
      Dormitory

       
      Hartwood
      (Lanarkshire District Asylum, opened  in 1895)
      Jump-proof fire escape

       
      Heckingham
      (former Norwich Union Workhouse, converted into 2nd Norfolk County Mental Hospital, opened in 1927)
      Main elevation

       
      Hellingly
      (East Sussex County Asylum, opened in 1903)
      Corridor network (with random portable bathtub)

       
      Hensol
      (Glamorganshire Mental Defective Colony, opened in 1930)
      Interview room

       
      High Royds
      (3rd West Riding County Asylum, opened in 1888)
      Glazed-tile doorway

       
      Horton
      (8th London County Asylum, opened in 1902)
      Administration block

       
      The Lawn
      (Charitable Public Asylum, opened in 1820)
      View from eastern wing

       
      Lennox Castle
      (Dunbartonshire Mental Defective Colony, opened in 1937)
      Admin block coaching entrance

       
      Leybourne Grange
      (Kent Mental Defective Colony, opened in 1936)
      OT room

       
      Little Plumstead
      (Norfolk Mental Defective Colony, opened in 1930)
      Discarded training material

       
      Mapperley
      (Nottingham Borough Asylum, opened in 1880)
      Southern aspect

       
      Middlewood
      (2nd West Riding County Asylum, opened in 1872)
      Chapel

       
      Napsbury
      (Middlesex County Asylum, opened in 1905)
      Recreation hall (left) and ward block (right), with water tower in background

       
      Pen-Y-Fal
      (Monmouthshire County Asylum, opened in 1851)
      Ward blocks

       
      Pool Parc
      (Overspill annexe to North Wales Mental Hospital, opened in 1937)
      Main corridor

       
      Rauceby
      (Kesteven County Asylum, opened in 1902)
      Administration block

       
      Rosslynlee
      (East Lothian & Peebles District Asylum, opened in 1874)
      Recreation hall

       
      Runwell
      (East Ham & Southend-on-Sea Borough Mental Hospital, opened in 1937)
      Chapel

       
      Severalls
      (2nd Essex County Asylum, opened in 1913)
      Gallery with cell doors

       
      St Andrew's
      (Norfolk County Asylum, opened in 1814)
      Mortuary

       
      St Brigid's
      (Connaught District Asylum, opened in 1833)
      Ward corridor

       
      St Cadoc's
      (Newport Borough Asylum, opened in 1906)
      Window in day-room.

       
      St Clement's
      (Ipswich Borough Asylum, opened in 1870)
      "Quiet room" in medium-secure annexe

       
      St Crispin
      (Northamptonshire County Asylum, opened in 1876)
      Staircase in Superintendent's residence

       
      St David's
      (Joint Counties Asylum for Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire & Cardiganshire, opened 1865)
      Observation room in annexe

       
      St George's
      (Northumberland County Asylum, opened in 1859)
      Corridor network

       
      St John's
      (Lincolnshire County Asylum, opened in 1852)
      Admin block main reception

       
      St Mary's
      (Gateshead Borough Asylum, opened in 1914)
      Corridor network

       
      Stone House
      (The City Of London Asylum, opened in 1866)
      Dining hall

       
      Strathmartin (aka Balvodan)
      (Charitable Public Idiot Asylum, opened in 1855)
      Eastern side of main building

       
      Sunnyside Royal
      (Montrose District Asylum, opened in 1858)
      Congregation area outside recreation hall

       
      Talgarth
      (Joint Breconshire and Radnorshire County Asylum, aka Mid-Wales Asylum, opened in 1903)
      View from ward window

       
      The Towers
      (Leicester Borough Asylum, opened in 1869)
      Main corridor in ward section of eastern block

       
      West Park
      (11th London County Asylum, opened in 1915 as Canadian War Hospital, reopened in 1923 as mental hospital)
      Geriatric ward day room

       
      Whittingham
      (4th Lancashire County Asylum, opened in 1873)
      Entrance into ward block from corridor network

    • By Stussy
      Just a crappy stripped out church, but something about it would tickle the nipples of a god fearing nun.
       
      But I liked it enough to take a few pictures anyway.
       

       

       

       

       
      I 'm almost sorry you had to look this report, I am scraping the barrel, but I'm not really sorry
    • By Stussy
      Hello, another from my long long long list of shitty cottages I have to post up on here tp convert you to the deeply weird realm of cottaging!

      Found this almost my accident whilst exploring with a couple friends, after walking what felt like miles through small forests, over streams, up and down heather marsh lands and over several feilds to visit some of the shittest derps you could probably imagine, I spotted this on the way down the wild hills.  We took a chance as it was on a live farm, found the door open and decided to pop in for 30 mins and grabbed some pics.  We all felt a bit uneasy as it was a live farm and decided to get out quickly, just as we were closing the door a car came down the drive way, and we bolted like a mini heard of highland cows stampeding our way down the side of the house and over a few fences to safety.  Never been back, but one day I will!


       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       
      Thanks for cuming cottaging with me
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