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  • 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 | 1333 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....
    6 replies | 1430 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 | 1926 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 | 1195 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 | 1066 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 | 1221 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 | 817 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...
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  • 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 | 991 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 | 924 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...
    3 replies | 785 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 | 858 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...
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  • 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 | 909 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...
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  • 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 | 664 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 | 923 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 | 917 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...
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  • 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 | 564 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 | 717 view(s)
  • urbexdevil's Avatar
    26th Jun 20, 13:37
    With a handy tip off from a certain newspaper (shame on me) and a quick search on google maps, we were alerted to an old railway line that until now, never knew existed! This is high on the list of locations that fall into the category of expecting too much, upon arrival we quickly discovered that nature has certainly reclaimed most of this and the explore quickly turned into a jungle expedition with 90% greenery to picture. Due to the overgrowth, we only explored the remains of...
    1 replies | 642 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 | 613 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 | 530 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 | 700 view(s)
  • Landie_Man's Avatar
    28th Jun 20, 15:46
    Well, my first explore post lockdown! I decided to wait until it was really was safe to do so, and myself and my Non-Explorer friend who tagged along for his first explore (and really enjoyed it) took various procedures to safeguard ourselves. It was wonderful to be out again, like a weight lifted. This local site came up; @Mookster had done it a week or so before us. Quote from Mooksters Report: “The Montessori Method of Education is a child-centred educational approach based on...
    0 replies | 557 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    1st Jul 20, 22:44
    1. The History Not a massive amount of history on this place. Located on Penistone Road, Sheffield, this old industrial building, and those in close proximity used to be home to North British Steel Works. Over the years they have been split up into a number of smaller units. One occupier in recent times has been Namsbury Engineering, a Steel fabricator and general engineer. Incorporated in 1966, creditors put the company into liquidation in May 2013 and the company dissolved six years later in...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    1st Jul 20, 22:46
    1. The History Not a vast amount of info on the net about this place Situated in the picturesque Cambridgeshire village of Elton the Water mill on the River Nene dates from pre-1800 but in the early 19th century it was extended and rebuilt, as indicated by the carving of 'AD 1840' on gable plaque. Used for grinding corn, the mill is 3 storeys high with an attic. Its iron and wooden waterwheel measured approximately 14 feet in diameter and 12 feet wide and remains place today with water...
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  • UrbandonedTeam's Avatar
    19th Jun 20, 17:00
    Blair's Seminary Theatre The stunning main building.
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  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    6th Jul 20, 16:21
    I was graciously handed this one by a non member friend to check out while out with my lad & though not much there its a rather photogenic place. It is a typical grade 2 listed water powered corn mill with not a lot left inside. Built Circa 1800, & the machinery was replaced later in C19. Its construction is of English garden wall bond red brick. Slate roof with gabled ends and brick dentil eaves; the taller main block has been reclad in
    0 replies | 432 view(s)
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