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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 | 1632 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 | 1800 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 Another application was lodged in December 2015, this time for eight apartments, but it was later withdrawn in 2016.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 | 835 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 | 856 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 | 934 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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  • mookster's Avatar
    9th Jun 20, 10:19
    Somewhere I had clocked previously before the lockdown started and everything went to crap so wasn't able to get to it before then - this, amazingly, is the first school I've explored on home soil for ages. I do like a good school explore and this was a pretty decent one despite it's small size and mess made by idiots, I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would as there was plenty of stuff to rummage through. It seems kind of sad that they moved to a new site but left so many toys and so...
    3 replies | 1056 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 | 623 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...
    4 replies | 693 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...
    4 replies | 684 view(s)
  • UrbandonedTeam's Avatar
    5th Jun 20, 17:00
    Woolmanhill Hospital Woolmanhill Hospital was the original Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, before this moved to the Foresterhill site. The original hospital building on the site was begun in 1740. Designed by William Christall, it opened in 1749. The Royal Infirmary, was rebuilt between 1833 and 1840, in the Grecian style, at the cost of £17,000. The Simpson Pavilion (1833−40), designed by Aberdeen architect, Archibald Simpson is one of the last surviving examples of a pre-Nightingale...
    1 replies | 1243 view(s)
  • minimetro's Avatar
    8th Jun 20, 13:07
    This one has been nagging at me for years. Finally got around to it. History I cant't find any info prior to the buildings being abandoned around 2010. Based off the 'STOP IT AND TIDY UP' sign with a needle, we can assume it was a needle exchange at some point. In 2014 the site was granted planning permission but nothing came of it. A demolition notice was served by the local council in December 2016. There's a chance the owners were able to appeal the demolition notice because nothing has...
    1 replies | 1145 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 | 1001 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 | 691 view(s)
  • Pezza1995's Avatar
    5th Jun 20, 21:44
    THE MARMITE COTTAGE SUFFOLK -Correct me if wrong- The previous owner of this cottage was arrested and had a restraining order out against him for harassing his neighbours, so he can not go back to this property at all! He did go to prison, done his time and moved to a different location, apparently he done the same and back inside (who knows!) Here’s so photos of my explore. My first post so, be nice! one of the two cars
    1 replies | 972 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 | 725 view(s)
  • Lochlan McIver P's Avatar
    5th Jun 20, 00:37
    I was out on a cycle with my mate ethan and we came across this old Farm House Thing? From what we know, it was operational till around 2018-2019 as it was set on fire and the family had to escape quickly. It was really cool walking around the place but sad knowing that we were walking in some poor peoples house. We were saying that we couldn't believe that it was actually still standing as our council loves flattening history and putting horrible council houses in it. These are Some Of The...
    1 replies | 913 view(s)
  • mookster's Avatar
    9th Jun 20, 09:51
    This place is one I'd fancied seeing ever since it popped up in the latter part of last year. I had actually planned a trip to the area to do it along with some other stuff but then the whole lockdown saga started so it was shelved, however it was the first place on my mind earlier this month due to the changing situations the country is in. The Klondyke Works, the original name of the building, was built in 1899 with Bretby Brick & Stoneware being formed in 1909. Apparently brick production...
    1 replies | 875 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 | 549 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 | 735 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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  • 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....
    2 replies | 656 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...
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  • 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 | 672 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.
    2 replies | 557 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 | 603 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 | 559 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 | 555 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...
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  • 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)...
    0 replies | 461 view(s)
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