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  • Newage's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:46
    Hi All Me and Fluffy took a trip to Wenford Dries on our fly round of Cornwall. As well as Lead, copper, Arsenic, Uranium and tin, China clay has always been a massive industry in Cornwall and remains to this day. The Wenford Dries was built in the early 20th C, to dry china clay slurry, the china clay slurry was moved from the quarry some miles away by pipe line and placed in massive settling tanks at the rear of the building, this slurry was then poured in to drying tanks above long...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:01
    1. The History Originally build for local iron works owner Benjamin Smith in 1841, the Lodge passed through several owners before it came into the ownership of A. William Byron circa 1881 who was instrumental in seeing through the Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway Bill through parliament. The lodge then sold in 1919 for 2,000 to tenant Mr D Turner. Then the history gets a bit sketchy. However, having been a pub/restaurant for a number of years. It included outbuildings that...
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  • loulou's Avatar
    31st Mar 20, 19:32
    Ah I'm glad someone else noticed this site but gutted it hasn't been covered on here before as I would have loved to have seen more pics of the interior- its seems to be decaying rapidly
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  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    31st Mar 20, 18:58
    Nice, I clocked this when I was down there on hol last year but think I dismissed it as it was a bit far from where I was. Nice to see iot finally done!
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  • Tupilaq's Avatar
    31st Mar 20, 13:21
    Lovely farm, such a shame to see it standing empty.
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    31st Mar 20, 06:37
    Nice one mate. Thanks for the Intel.
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  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    30th Mar 20, 20:37
    Excellent stuff, more comprehensive than my report. I had a look at the boiler house in your first pic, not sure what its like in the locked bits there, be interesting to see.
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  • Hugh Jorgan's Avatar
    30th Mar 20, 19:17
    A nice collection of photos showing abandoned cars and farm machinery and the farm house. Love it. Thanks.
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  • Catweazle64's Avatar
    30th Mar 20, 14:19
    Cool find :encouragement:
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    29th Mar 20, 21:29
    Ha ha. OK. Working towards!
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  • loulou's Avatar
    29th Mar 20, 20:34
    I know such a shame its been left to ruin. My friend was quite upset to see it in this way. They had no choice but to leave though. Imerys told them to take there offer or they will buid the tip around them, and that's exactly what they have done
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  • loulou's Avatar
    29th Mar 20, 20:31
    There were more photos than that hughie lol
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  • wolfism's Avatar
    29th Mar 20, 19:37
    For an overgrown farm steading, that's actually really attractive. Agree that the granite-built farmhouse is unusual, particularly the chimney.
    11 replies | 638 view(s)
  • Bayons's Avatar
    29th Mar 20, 18:59
    What an amazing looking farmhouse! Such a terrible shame it's been allowed to go to rack and ruin.
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    29th Mar 20, 18:36
    Not sure that merits nearly 50 photos. Sometimes less is more.
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  • nutnut's Avatar
    29th Mar 20, 17:49
    Very surreal explore I would imagine. Lovely time capsule and great photographs.
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  • B W T's Avatar
    29th Mar 20, 17:21
    Petit Paris #01 How can it be possible that a whole family goes missing overnight and abandons their home with everything in it? This time, we will try to answer this question! Somewhere in rural Germany we discovered a vintage home where time has been standing still for several years already. We searched the whole house for clues to find out its story. Petit Paris #14 For our first road trip of the year, we decided to head to the Austrian Alps. It's a long ride to the South and we...
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  • Newage's Avatar
    29th Mar 20, 16:49
    Hi All On the back of another trip report this is from our Corwall trip back in March. This is the former Mixed mine called Wheal Busy, a massive site there is still an engine house on site and a black smith shop. The main reason I wanted to visit the site was the Brunton calciner, a roasting furnace used to dry and remove the Arsenic minerals from the ore, the ore was roasted and the flue gasses was sent along a long zig-zag passage to allow the Arsenic oxide to form on the sides of the...
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  • loulou's Avatar
    29th Mar 20, 15:43
    WOW!!! Jealous...
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  • loulou's Avatar
    29th Mar 20, 15:41
    Im surprised that this place does not appear to have been posted on this forum yet... Anyway got to explore this place on a beautiful sunny day. The farm is nestled within very active clay workings belonging to imerys, so therefore is not easily accessible and its a bit of a hike to get there. Some history: The actual farmhouse itself was built in the 1500's and was once part of a larger manor house. The last family to occupy this farm was my friends grandparents who also owned...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    29th Mar 20, 13:17
    That's proper good that mate.
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  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    29th Mar 20, 10:00
    Just looking at a backlog & this place hasnt come up for a while so just thought I would share. The Freemasons Province of Warwickshire became 275 years old in 2003. A banquet was held at the headquarters of the Province in Birmingham on 22 April 2003 to celebrate this most significant event Following the resignation of Michael Clarke, Sir Stanley Harley took over the leadership of the Province and was installed on 30 November 1965 by the Grand Master.
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  • Newage's Avatar
    28th Mar 20, 22:58
    I’ll stick a post up tomorrow. Interesting thing.
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  • Bayons's Avatar
    28th Mar 20, 20:26
    What an amazing place! Thanks for sharing. I've always been into old abandoned places, not literally alas! With this fantastic site and great intrepid adventurers,couch potatoes like me can be transported to these abandoned buildings.
    5 replies | 519 view(s)
  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    28th Mar 20, 20:26
    Yeah cant seem to change that lol. No I didnt get a chance to see that, It was a bit of a rushed visit tbh, did half a dozen places in a few hours while on Hol down ther!
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    28th Mar 20, 17:31
    Good work as ever mate...
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  • Newage's Avatar
    28th Mar 20, 17:17
    It`s a great place (Not quite religious mind you).... Did you visit the Arsenic Calciner about 100 meters south....? Cheers Newage
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  • Hugh Jorgan's Avatar
    28th Mar 20, 06:58
    Very nice. Just love those gold coloured art-deco pieces. It could be saved.
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  • cogito's Avatar
    27th Mar 20, 23:22
    Now that is seriously bloody tasty!
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  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    27th Mar 20, 22:01
    This is the remnants of the Smithys workshop from the Wheal & Busy Cornish tin mines Former blacksmith's and workshop. Built c.1872 for Wheal Busy Mine. A tall single storey building of random granite rubble with granite quoins and some modern repairs of brick and block work in places. A large and impressive, hipped scantle slate roof with ridge tiles. The tall central stack for the furnace has a lower stage of stone and upper of brick. The front elevation has cart entrances at either end
    4 replies | 340 view(s)
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