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  • motionlessmike's Avatar
    10th Jun 20, 17:57
    A little collection of recent resi stuff, probably not worth individual reports… We all know what a derp house rammed with old folk clutter looks like! This first derelict stone farmhouse lies hidden away in the middle of nowhere, almost completely isolated at the edge of Cheshire, last inhabited by the Hobson family in the early 1980’s. Well worth the effort just for the views and walk alone!
    8 replies | 1737 view(s)
  • The_Derp_Lane's Avatar
    28th Jun 20, 22:00
    A trip down memory lane. Here's the last place i'll share for now, i've still got a few other explores i'll share on here in a few weeks. I'll try and get their write-ups detailed as possible like I did with this report here. I've spent a part of the lock-down typing up my good 2015 / 2016 exploring memories, trying to remember everything in as much detail as possible. I thought the days of finding random undocumented places like these out of the corner of my eye during an early morning...
    6 replies | 1143 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    18th Jun 20, 14:52
    Explored prior to lockdown. Didn’t bother reporting as it didn’t amount to that much, but in the absence of new explores knocked together a report. Unstone is located approximately 13 miles to the South of Sheffield and approximately 4.5 miles to the north of Chesterfield 1. The Old Horse and Jockey This detached house dating back to the 18th/19th Century was previously a licensed public house. It’s been empty for some time and is in a real state. Built partly of stone and partly of...
    2 replies | 1889 view(s)
  • Tbolt's Avatar
    16th Jun 20, 17:04
    Tbolt started a thread Early Bird in Religious Sites
    I do like a good church, and this place did not disappoint, the craftmanship in the place was worth the early start alone Built in 1878 and closed in 1999 The building has been bought by developers, who in May 2012 submitted a planning application to build 12 apartments on the site, but this was later rejected. Another application was lodged in December 2015, this time for eight apartments, but it was later withdrawn in 2016. Access was a little more public than I would have liked...
    7 replies | 984 view(s)
  • mookster's Avatar
    25th Jun 20, 16:10
    Where better to go during the hottest period of the year than a nice cool underground tunnel filled with water and spiders. The history around it's use as a secure records store is pretty hard to find, as presumably the council wanted to keep it's purpose and contents on the quiet as the records and documents and stuff stored inside was sensitive and valuable. Originally though the tunnel was constructed as part of a short-lived branch of the Clifton Extension Railway, now known as the...
    5 replies | 978 view(s)
  • FunkyMuffin's Avatar
    17th Jun 20, 20:56
    Well this place has been done to death so it needs no introduction. A brief history nonetheless just in case ya’ll missed it the first ten times. “The structures are symbol of the brickwork industry in Bedfordshire and date back to the 1930s. Four of the 32 original chimneys remain on the site, standing up to 70m tall” In terms of output it was one of the largest in the world but sadly closed its doors in 2008. The explore: This place is local to me and I’d been itching for a return, so I...
    6 replies | 958 view(s)
  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    16th Jun 20, 06:46
    If you dont know the history of this place you have obviously been asleep for the last 20yr so Im not going into it. Also if you dont then visit the museum it is an exceptional place & you will need more than a day to soak it all up. I done a few visits to the museum last year so really wanted to see the abandoned stuff & earlier this year got the opportunity. It was a last min decision tbh we were in the area so just went for it & it was well worth it. Its a bit pic heavy Im afraid...
    4 replies | 1147 view(s)
  • at1503's Avatar
    29th Jun 20, 17:46
    Welcome to my first post! This wasn't so much an explore - more something I stumbled upon by chance as part of a walk I was doing. These vehicles are all on display very publicly as they sit on a public right of way. I was therefore surpised to see how they'd decayed naturally and had not been the subject of vandalism. The first car I saw was this Morris Minor 1000.
    5 replies | 1009 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    13th Jun 20, 17:08
    1. The History Not too much history on this place. It was designed by William Gillbee Scott (1857-1930), who had conceived the Gower Street Memorial Chapel in London and located opposite John Lewis in the city centre. The foundation stones were laid in September 1892 and with construction completed by the end of 1893, the Citadel opened in January 1894 as the headquarters of the Salvation. and according to the application and cost £7,500 to build. The Castellated style red-brick building...
    5 replies | 1006 view(s)
  • Ha.zel's Avatar
    5th Jul 20, 21:42
    It's been a while since I've posted on here... lockdown has allowed me to finally get around to editing stuff in the archive! I'm desperate to get out the door and find some new places, got a trip down south planned later this month so hopefully I'll find something along the way. :smile: This was a lovely, big house in the middle of nowhere, with only 1 house close-by. What I assumed to be the neighbour actually cut my explore short by wandering around the grounds (think he was keeping the...
    7 replies | 581 view(s)
  • The_Derp_Lane's Avatar
    27th Jun 20, 15:35
    This location was visited last year, just after I slowly started returning after I spent a few months offline. The name originally given to this place was from someone who had lost their cat, and they ended up finding this location as they were searching for it. Thanks goes to a friend for letting me know where this was as soon as I returned. This was a very photographic location, and it's impossible to tell that it's there from the roadside. So far, it is the most cluttered house i've ever...
    5 replies | 829 view(s)
  • SpyderBob1066's Avatar
    25th Jun 20, 19:50
    Hi I just wanted to post a location in Hertfordshire that no other explorers have managed to get into yet.....apart from us the past 2 weeks :] Twice into the mansion building and then last week into the golf and country club on the same 81 acres of estate land. It was a fantastic explore bothe weeks with AMAZING things to be seen within the mansion building. The first room we entered was filled with antiques still. All packed with auction numbers on them...and some truly stunning pieces too....
    3 replies | 1138 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    18th Jun 20, 14:48
    OK, time for something a little bit different… 1. The History The region of Cappadocia lies in the central Anatolian plains of modern-day Turkey and consists of a high plateau of over 1,000m, pierced by volcanic peaks, with Mount Erciyes, near to Kayseri, the tallest at 3,916 m. The area has a very continental climate of hot dry summers and cold snowy winters and little in the way of rainfall making the area semi-arid. Cappadocia, derived from Old Persian, is a historical region in...
    3 replies | 807 view(s)
  • The_Derp_Lane's Avatar
    11th Jun 20, 15:56
    I visited this location early in the morning the other day. It is an interesting place, almost everything is left behind as it was, minus the smell brought on by dried out traps downstairs. This is a place i've known about for quite some time. I remember going past it back in 2015 / 2016 and it usually caught my eye despite it still being lived in back then. As of early 2018, the owner has since sadly passed away and the house has been left out in the open as it is. However, there is...
    1 replies | 1057 view(s)
  • The_Derp_Lane's Avatar
    25th Jun 20, 20:11
    Back in 2017, I found this interesting & incredibly promising location as a result of a wrong turn. It stood out as something quite incredible. A large number of old overgrown cars found everywhere all behind the house, and a fully overgrown gate to the house too. I knew this would be a massive, although cluttered treasure trove all around inside & out. Sadly it wasn't meant to be, because once I got to the back door, I heard the sound of a TV from inside, just as I was about to open it. To the...
    2 replies | 938 view(s)
  • hmltnangel's Avatar
    22nd Jun 20, 20:30
    Nice old Hospital in a location that shall remain nameless to a degree. Most people should be able to work it out from the images anyway. But lets keep the name reasonably quiet and avoid the multiple bundles of Umbex tour buses travelling through. Nice little slab squirrelled away in the back too. Pleasant surprise. Visited with Brewtal pre lockdown.
    2 replies | 827 view(s)
  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    22nd Jun 20, 21:42
    Wahoo just about the only category I hadnt done a report in as I dont really do high stuff! Five Ways Tower is a 23-storey commercial building on a 2.1-acre (8,500 m2) prime site located in the Birmingham City Centre by the corner of Frederick Road and Islington Road, near to the Five Ways roundabout. The building was completed in 1979. Ironically The building is vacant due to the last tenants evacuating the building due to ill health amongst the workforce! It was discovered that...
    3 replies | 611 view(s)
  • Fluffy's Avatar
    18th Jun 20, 11:51
    History; The Grotto House/Basildon Grotto/ILAM House was built in 1720 by Viscount Fane of Basildon Park for his wife Lady Mary Fane who was a Maid of Honour for Queen Anne. After the Basildon estate was sold to the Sykes family in 1771, the original Basildon Park manor house was torn down and The Grotto House was substantially altered and expanded in size - although this involved the dismantling and removal of the original shell grotto that gave the house it's name. It remained a family...
    0 replies | 1095 view(s)
  • Jenal Urbex's Avatar
    23rd Jun 20, 23:55
    History Camelot Theme Park was a theme park in Chorley, Lancashire that operated from 1983-2012. The theme park was based around the story of "Camelot, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table". Rides at the park included Knightmare, Whirlwind, The Dragon Ride, Excalibur 2 and The Galleon. They also performed Jousting performances which the area that they took place in also still exists to this day. Camelot Theme Park first opened in 1983. It was a family owned park for its first 3 years...
    1 replies | 856 view(s)
  • Landie_Man's Avatar
    28th Jun 20, 15:27
    Well, I would like to first of all start off with saying “Long Time no Speak” to everybody! This explore back in late Feb would be my last explore before Corona Lockdown, which saw three months of no exploring, and safe and sensible exploring now. So sadly I have only done two explores since this one in Late Feb, which were back in Mid June. I guess I just did not get time to upload this before lockdown! Visited with Mookster and a Non-Explorer friend. ROAC (Royal Army Ordnance Corp)...
    1 replies | 774 view(s)
  • B W T's Avatar
    2nd Jul 20, 20:17
    CCCP Flight School #03 Constructed by the Nazis, this former military area near Berlin is a ghost town today. Back then, this was a restricted zone, and soldiers made sure no civilian came near the place. And today? Still a restricted zone. But at least you will not get shot anymore if you try to enter the area. Planned by the Kaiser, greatly extended by the Nazis and mostly used by the Red Army this military area was home to soldiers from three different empires. When the last units moved...
    2 replies | 565 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    11th Jun 20, 17:52
    1. The History Damflask Reservoir is situated in the Peak District National Park near to the village of Low Bradfield. The name of the reservoir derives from the hamlet of Damflask which was destroyed in the great flood of 1864 when the Dale Dyke Dam collapsed. The reservoir is the largest and newest of the reservoirs in the Loxley River catchment area, and along with Agden, Dale Dike and Strines reservoirs, regulates the water level in the River Loxley. Damflask was created in 1896...
    1 replies | 708 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    1st Jul 20, 22:34
    1. The History Annesley Hall, near Annesley in Nottinghamshire, is a Grade II listed country house. The Hall dates from the mid-13th century and was the ancestral home of the Annesley family before passing to the Chaworth-Musters. Alice Chaworth, heiress to the Manor of Annesley, married George Chaworth. The Chaworth family then owned the house for the next 350 years. Mary Chaworth, who lived at the Hall in the late 1700s/early 1800's, was the boyhood lover of the poet Lord Byron, but she...
    1 replies | 619 view(s)
  • mookster's Avatar
    28th Jun 20, 09:36
    A quick stop off at this place whilst collecting some items bought nearby. It would appear that the company either moved to a new premises nearby or this was a satellite facility for the main one, either way it's totally ruined and only the large cold rooms out back complete with nice big drains in the floor would give any hint that it was at some point an abbatoir of sorts, although I don't think much in the way of actual stunning was done here I think it was more a processing plant for...
    1 replies | 576 view(s)
  • mookster's Avatar
    6th Jul 20, 09:48
    I pointed this place out to Grom the other week as I couldn't venture into it due to being there on a weekday and there being a hell of a lot of activity around the site, but seeing his photos he was sending me when in there I knew I needed to give it a look myself. Fast forward a week and a bit and I returned, and a thoroughly enjoyable mooch was had. The factory began life as the Meredith Drew & Co. biscuit factory built in 1950, but this venture only lasted until 1962 when the site was...
    2 replies | 359 view(s)
  • UrbandonedTeam's Avatar
    19th Jun 20, 17:15
    Church St Swimming Pool At night, the streets were crowded so I din't get any externals. Church Street School and its ancillary buildings were built for Govan Parish School Board to accommodate 1,308 pupils. The school replaced the former Partick Academy, built on the site by Alexander Watt circa 1850 and later relocated. Donald Bruce and E A B Hay were commissioned to build the new school by Govan School Board, for whom they also built Balshagray Public School in 1904 and made...
    0 replies | 660 view(s)
  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    5th Jul 20, 15:17
    Just a random place I stumbled upon, but turned out to be a rather nice mooch. No history known Im afraid but looks like a typical farmstead. There was obviously car repairs going on here as there is a lot of "newer mark" cars laying around. This Nissen hut was turned into a makeshift spray booth, of sorts.
    1 replies | 445 view(s)
  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    13th Jun 20, 20:28
    Popped in here with my lad today as its destine not to be here for much longer! Not much to tell about this place really, also known as Avon park raceway or long marston raceway it was opened in 1973 after Santa pod & followed by york raceway. Unfortunately in 2018 the strip was shut & planning for development passed on the site but as yet little has been done.
    0 replies | 611 view(s)
  • UrbandonedTeam's Avatar
    3rd Jul 20, 17:01
    Tetrosyl Headquarters This Victorian property was formerly Walmersley Dye Works before it was taken over by Tetrosyl in the 1960s. The company was founded within Bury and Rochdale, and the CEO shows passion to keep a part of the now international brand where it started. Tetrosyl is the biggest manufacturer and supplier of car care products in Europe and the UK's largest oil blender, reaching out to over 100 countries. 80 jobs were moved to Rochdale town centre around 2014, as the...
    1 replies | 400 view(s)
  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    10th Jun 20, 19:30
    At the weekend I had the time to do a second visit to this little local & prev unreported explore. This time I concentrated on the West & North sides of the park & despite skirting the edges of the live hall had a nice relaxed explore Since my first report Iv met the prev gamekeeper of the park & while he is disgusted with the current state of this place & has no love for the current owner of the property hes a mind of information. Iv learned that the large square seemingly...
    0 replies | 590 view(s)
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