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  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    30th Apr 19, 07:02
    What can I tell u about this place? Well its a house, 2 actually but the 2nd one is crap. I believe it was owned by someone called Charlotte who it appears had caring relatives by all the postcards & letters strewn around. Quite how the property ever got in this state I cant figure out! The other thing I cant figure out is how this has remained in such excellent condition. Sure there is smashed windows & doors but very little graffiti & nothing seems to of been stolen which (without...
    22 replies | 2359 view(s)
  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    10th May 19, 12:05
    Gave this one a code name as its quite a little gem thb. Credit all the Pretty Vacant for this one, (I just happened to of tagged along for the ride) as she has been watching & monitoring for a while. The property has now sold so hopefully work will soon be underway to stop al the goons getting in and ruining it. This place was a 21 bed care home which had some serious failings as noted in a 2016 report including alarmingly not having a registered manager! Some of the stated issues...
    20 replies | 1782 view(s)
  • UEP-Wales's Avatar
    16th May 19, 21:25
    Taff Street & Crescent Street Merthyr Vale May 2019 Despite being earmarked for demolition in 2003 by the local council after serious flooding, 2 streets within Merthyr Vale were left to suffer devastation as severe flooding hit Taff Street and Crescent Street once again during 2008. Previous news reports have shown photographs of cars submerged deep in river water from the River Taff as residents work together to try and save more than 100 family homes on the streets from further...
    10 replies | 1195 view(s)
  • Mikeymutt's Avatar
    29th Apr 19, 22:58
    So last year when I went to Coltishall the tower was locked, so a quick message from pretty vacant who was visiting it later said it was wide open. So I decided to nip down and see it for myself. Its fairly stripped off its features, but it does have some nice colours and its always nice to get in a tower. The ATC tower is a concrete one, and was built after the original one was bombed. It was extended during the cold war and contained offices, visual control room, a balloon room, airfield...
    9 replies | 1082 view(s)
  • Mikeymutt's Avatar
    1st May 19, 19:09
    I have always wanted to visit an old castle, it is one thing I have never been a derelict one before. So over a beautiful bank holiday me and the girlfriend went too look at this one, and she did not disappoint. The castle is situated in a very rural part off Ayrshire and was built too replace the original ruined castle. The castle was built for Thomas Kennedy and was designed by his brother in law Robert Adams. The castle was completed in 1790. T he castle was built over four levels which...
    8 replies | 1227 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    29th Apr 19, 22:03
    1. The History Information on Kirmond Le Mire manor, a.k.a. the Manna house, is relatively scare but it is thought to date from around 1868. The Grade II listed country house (listed in November 1966) is set in 1.82 acres of protected woodland on the edge of a picturesque valley in the Lincolnshire Wolds in a pretty rural village which lies between Tealby and Binbrook. It is believed to have been built for, and possibly designed by, Christopher Turnor (of Stoke Rochford and Panton), an English...
    9 replies | 1189 view(s)
  • MandyB's Avatar
    30th Apr 19, 19:44
    Originally built by public subscription and the Daily Mail in 1901 for sick wounded soldiers returning from the Boer War. It was called "The Princess Louise Hospital" then, but was more commonly known as "The Absent Minded Beggars Hospital". The war ended in 1902 and the hospital was handed over to the government. It then became an Army Hospital under the command of the G.O.C. Aldershot, Hampshire. Once again, the hospital became disused in 1905 until Sir William Purdie Treloar, Lord Mayor of...
    7 replies | 1279 view(s)
  • Tbolt's Avatar
    28th Apr 19, 14:47
    This place needs no introduction as its been done many times. Heard many stories about how its ended up in this state and they are all probably false but one thing I know for certian is that if you have 850k to spare its yours as its on the market. When I first went here 2 years ago almost to the day it has changed a lot. To start with it was empty and everything was up in the loft but over the years "explorers" have taken stuff out and refurbished it lol, it was ok but ultimately it has...
    10 replies | 1110 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    22nd May 19, 22:12
    1. The History RAF North Witham is a former World War II airfield in Lincolnshire, England. The airfield is located in Twyford Wood, off the A1 between Stamford and Grantham. It opened in 1943 and was used by both the RAF and US Army Air Forces. During the war it was used primarily as a transport airfield. It was allocated to the USAAF Troop Carrier Command in August 1943. Its immediate task was to distribute transport aircraft and the means of maintaining them to operational groups of the...
    13 replies | 528 view(s)
  • Tbolt's Avatar
    28th Apr 19, 11:08
    I've been wanting to go here for ages and have just been too damn lazy if I'm honest but I finally made the monumental effort to drive the full 30 mins in one go and didn't even stop for a break!!!! I wonder how I do it don't you? Anyhoo we jumped in the new super venga bus (as some rascal stole the warp speed venga bus a few weeks back...mofo's) History Bit. Dobroyd Mills was built in 1829. A fine cloth manufacturer Dobroyd Ltd was founded at the mill in 1919. The mill...
    11 replies | 720 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    17th May 19, 18:05
    1. The History Very little out there about this sweet little farm. All I could find is that it is referred to as “Ramshaw Farm” (of some 20 acres) and some info about its previous residence. In 1841 it was the residence of Hay Farmer Isaac Vickers and his wife Priscillia Marsden until the mid-1850s. It was the residence of William Wheatley between 1871 – 1901 with his wife Rosanna Hopkinson and their seven children. Beyond that I’m struggling. 2. The Explore Not all explores are vacuous...
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  • khurbanx's Avatar
    12th May 19, 19:11
    The explore : So i saw this one on youtube a few times and thought it looked good so i did some research into place and found it interesting. well: we were in wales anyways for a different reason - and was not far from this location so I hopped in the car with boyfriend and brother & he Gf and went to the complex. Getting was interesting and I'm not that strong lol soi had to help :) once inside I was overwhelmed didn't know where to start tbh - when we entered we was in the main...
    6 replies | 1011 view(s)
  • B W T's Avatar
    26th Apr 19, 06:25
    Umbrella Corp #15 by Broken Window Theory, on Flickr On a hot summer day, we wanted to visit a place that we were seeing quite often on social media the months before. We were exchanging information with another team of urban explorers and they said the only way to get on the property would be a bold jump over the fence next to a road with heavy traffic. We knew that this wouldn’t be an option for us since our credo is to stay undetected while trespassing. And actually there was another way!...
    7 replies | 892 view(s)
  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    28th Apr 19, 20:34
    While I was in the west the other weekend (or extremely far in the east depending on how u look at it) I made the most of the day with 4 explores. This place was No 2 on my list & I wasnt sure if it was worth looking at. Iv done a lot of railway tunnels & this was by far the shortest & quite honestly one of the best. The line served Tyrington quarry only & the first thing you notice is the incredible 1:56 incline as you walk through the rocky gully. I found myself looking for a rack &...
    8 replies | 732 view(s)
  • UrbandonedTeam's Avatar
    3rd May 19, 17:32
    As well as the outdated medical equipment inside, this huge hospital site features some super architectural details you won't see at many other hospitals in the UK. So, although it's far past it's prime, we were still interested in seeing this one. Haslar
    4 replies | 1042 view(s)
  • Lhiannan Shee's Avatar
    13th May 19, 13:04
    This was obviously a beautiful home once, but now it's in a bad state, most of the upper floors are gone and it's very unstable. Locals often refer to it as The Nunnery, although I can't find any evidence of it actually being used as one, although it is opposite a church of the same name, so it wouldn't be too surprising. Permission has been granted for the demolition of the existing building and construction of 51 sheltered housing units.
    5 replies | 869 view(s)
  • Lhiannan Shee's Avatar
    13th May 19, 14:21
    There was a lot of controversy behind these dog boarding kennels before they closed sometime in the 2000's. They had become known for losing a dog and not treating the animals very well.
    6 replies | 654 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    3rd May 19, 23:07
    1. The History Located in Sheffield's City Road Cemetery, this little church is the former Roman Catholic mortuary chapel of St Michael (C Hadfield 1898-1900). Built in Gothic Revival style, it stands 365m north-east of the main entrance of. It was originally financed by the Duke of Norfolk who was a catholic himself. Many of the 'Little Sisters of the Poor', who nursed at the Shrewsbury Hospital (Alms houses) on Norfolk Road are buried here. The area in front of the chapel, known as the...
    5 replies | 822 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    11th May 19, 22:46
    1. The History The two shafts at Firbeck Main colliery were sunk between 1923 and 1925 as part of a joint venture between the Sheepbridge Company and the Doncaster Collieries Association. Mining started in 1925 on the Barnsley Bed Seam of coal. Mining had earlier started in the surrounding area around 1911 and that there may be a workable seam of coal at Langold. The two shafts were cemented for the first 120m to prevent water entering it. On reaching 410m water flooded the workings...
    5 replies | 779 view(s)
  • mookster's Avatar
    13th May 19, 18:08
    So now I'm moving into my first posting from the wonderful, beautiful wreckage of a city that is Detroit. The city is slowly but surely cleaning itself up but it will take many many years to heal itself from the decades of damage caused by white flight, poverty, arson, demolition by neglect and general lack of care that was rampant in the city for so long. Despite all that, and how inherently dangerous the city is to those who have a lack of situational awareness, it's my second favourite city...
    6 replies | 501 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    26th Apr 19, 21:43
    1. The History Not too much info out there on this place. This is East Halton WWII Heavy Anti-Aircraft battery, designated Humber H24 and located to the west of the Lincolnshire village of the same name and the west of Baysgarth Farm. An ancillary camp was located to the north and west. The anti-aircraft heavy gun battery was manned by the 270th Battery of the 91st Royal Artillery Regiment in 1940. It was listed as unarmed in 1942. The site is now used by a local farmer. The red brick...
    4 replies | 710 view(s)
  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    1st May 19, 20:00
    Been done a few times before I know but I enjoyed a mooch around here. These carriages are all surplus to requirements from the Warwickshire & Gloucestershire heritage railway & occupy 2 tracks at the end of their line. The live trains are worryingly close, so much so that I couldn't really look at the North most third for risk of being seen. They back up & fill a small tunnel which is fenced off at the far end. These are generally very similar to the staffordshire ones I did with the...
    2 replies | 1041 view(s)
  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    19th May 19, 17:14
    BikinGlynn started a thread HMP Holloway in Misc Sites
    Im sorry to say I jumped on the bandwagon with this one again last year thanks to Pretty vacant, but was just saying to her the other day that I had not posted anything from here so thought why not. I wont do the history as its been covered before but there is plenty here if you are interested This also is a fascinating read & gives a really good impression of life inside both the old & new prison. Holloway Prison Stories — Holloway...
    4 replies | 707 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    2nd May 19, 19:29
    1. The History Middlewood church was built just after the mental hospital of the same name, probably in 1875 at a cost of £6,000. It was stone built in the Gothic style with an interior that could accommodate 700 worshipers. The hospital itself opened three years earlier on the 21st of August,1872. Over the years it has had several names including including the South Yorkshire Asylum, the West Riding Asylum and the Wadsley Mental Hospital. At the height of its operations it had a capacity of...
    3 replies | 799 view(s)
  • khurbanx's Avatar
    19th May 19, 21:58
    The explore : we set out at 7am and got into Chertsey at 8:30 ( made a few stops on way ) we hit up 5 location in total - You can possibly guess what ones - First explore we did was Mortuary - This was my Fist ever Explore in a mortuay - Place is hella trashed though :( History : The mortuary, built in the 1940s, is a small, rectangular building on the outskirts of the main Hospital site and closed in April...
    5 replies | 567 view(s)
  • khurbanx's Avatar
    28th Apr 19, 21:04
    The explore I & boyfriend failed at the farmhouse as are torch ran out and it was dark inside there - So we thought we check out the car graveyard at the back of the property - I felt like this needed its own little blog tbh will be going back to farmhouse to explore it very soon History : unsure of the history - cars are located on the back of an abandoned farmhouse. History is unclear why cars and farmhouse was left to decay
    1 replies | 1123 view(s)
  • UrbandonedTeam's Avatar
    17th May 19, 17:01
    We originally had other plans for this day in March but the pouring rain made the spot we intended to do not the best idea, so we made tracks down south instead to visit this beautiful cinema, hot on the exploring market at the time it seemed as we met a few others in there. Ritz Cinema
    3 replies | 704 view(s)
  • khurbanx's Avatar
    20th May 19, 19:18
    The explore : After parking soooo far away and then walking alway down to the house - Wow I was shocked how big the place was - Yes it been a bit trashed inside but all the minors was in one bit still - very easy to get lost in the house though so many rooms. History : Not much could be Found on this place it apparently went on the mark in 2013 and was up for £6m that just going by all reports i have read on the place
    3 replies | 690 view(s)
  • khurbanx's Avatar
    28th Apr 19, 20:11
    The Explore : we gonna call this filmmaker house just cause we saw lost of Film making stuff and film wheels in the house - The house itself is due to be delmoshied soon so glad managed to get down to east sussex me, boyfriend and 3 other explores spent a good hour in the house :) apart from the smell of gas in there was a good explore
    2 replies | 948 view(s)
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