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  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    7th Sep 20, 13:05
    Im struggling to find a lot on this place so have shamelessly nicked it from other reports. The Building itself is grade 2 listed & is described as ...School, formerly villa. Dated 1884, with late C20 alterations and additions. By J. Francis Doyle, architect, of Liverpool. Smooth red brick with sandstone dressings, tall clustered shaft chimney stacks and a Westmorland slate roof covering, laid to diminishing courses. Free Renaissance style. This was originally called Eddesbury, built...
    8 replies | 959 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    27th Aug 20, 14:02
    1. The History Built in 1848, the Soldier's Point Hotel was formerly the residence of the Government contractor. The early Victorian castellated building had two stories, barred windows and curtain wall towers and was faced in stucco. It was constructed in 1849 by Charles Rigby, the contractor for the Holyhead Breakwater, for his own residence. Based on two L-plan structures, the main house faced south-east. In March 1918, the house’s then owner Lieutenant AF Pearson, chairman of the local...
    2 replies | 1619 view(s)
  • The_Derp_Lane's Avatar
    3rd Sep 20, 16:56
    This is quite an interesting find. I have gone past this place a couple of times within the last few years or so, and I never really thought to stop off and have a look at it. Recently, I spotted a potential way in round the back of the new build properties in front of it a week before having a proper look at it. I had other things to visit that day, sadly no derp finds were successful, including a house which had been abandoned since the 1960s next to a more recently abandoned house, still...
    3 replies | 1266 view(s)
  • Belfry's Avatar
    30th Aug 20, 18:19
    Hughie’s report on Affane church of Ireland reminded me of the handful I’ve visited. The Church of Ireland went on a building spree from about 1777 to 1832 using the money raised from tithes and clerical taxes. The monies were collected by the state and distributed through a commission for church building and improvement called The Board of First Fruits. By 1832, there were nearly 1300 Church of Ireland churches with around 700 having received full or partial funding from the Board for...
    4 replies | 1015 view(s)
  • B W T's Avatar
    6th Sep 20, 18:40
    Bamboo Castle #02 What is life like after mankind? Being the only people on a private island for 24 hours might help answer that question. In the summer of 2020, we squatted in the ruins of this age-old castle somewhere in Italy. Man left long ago, and nature has been recovering for more than a decade already. Here we wanted to find out what it feels like to be the last people on earth. Bamboo Castle #01 Even though there is a settlement with plenty of houses, there are only 15...
    4 replies | 935 view(s)
  • UrbandonedTeam's Avatar
    4th Sep 20, 17:00
    Crumpsall Workhouse (writing this beside @The Excursionists + he gave permission to nab his history) The Crumpsall workhouse was built was constructed between 1855-57. Designed by Mills and Murgatroyd, the site could accommodate 1660 "inmates", compromising of; 745 able-bodied men and women; 152 women including 76 infants; 248 idiots, imbeciles and epileptics; 255 children under 16; 60 probationers; 200 sick. The very first inmates lived at Crumpsall in 1857. They were able-bodied men...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    12th Sep 20, 12:47
    1. The History The Ram Jam Inn is located on the northbound side of the A1 at Stretton, Rutland, England between Stamford, and Grantham. It closed as a pub, restaurant, and hotel back in 2012. It was put on the market for an asking price of £550,000. Since its sale it has sat empty and new owners, Birmingham-based Godwin Developments, tabled plans in October 2018 to demolish it and build three drive-in units and one drive-to unit. The inn, despite its history, has never been listed and was...
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  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    14th Sep 20, 20:08
    The brewery first opened in 1873 when the William Butler and Company needed bigger premises than their existing site in Priestfield. Springfield had an abundance of water and the land had remained fairly undeveloped as the ground was quite marshy in places. The company acquired the seven acre site, and built a new brewery with maltings, cooperage and stables. Production started at Springfield during the following year. With the new brewery located close to the canal and railway lines, the...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    15th Sep 20, 16:49
    1. Background The Derbyshire village of Stoney Middleton located in the White Peak can be traced back to Roman times. It’s famous for its proximity to the plague village of Eyam and its location just due west of Middleton Dale meant it has also become a major centre for Peak District rock climbers. The valley of carboniferous limestone (calcium carbonate) has meant that Middleton Dale has been quarried for hundreds of years to produce lime and to provide stone for the construction industry....
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  • Fluffy's Avatar
    9th Sep 20, 16:21
    History; The estate sits in 48 acres, has a private beach and is home to a total of 44 bedrooms. The Grade-II listed country house offers 18 bedrooms, with additional letting accommodation in a converted barn and cottage developments. There are two restaurants within the property, as well as tennis courts, a six-hole golf course and a helipad outside. Long before the Doomsday Book was written there was a monastery situated on the Estate, occupying a site that commands breathtaking...
    2 replies | 902 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    22nd Sep 20, 22:13
    1. The History The history on this place is well documented but I’ve done an overview of the quarry’s history, mainly to help me get my head around the place. Dinorwic quarry is located between Llanberis and Dinorwic, in North Wales. It covers more than 700 acres of land and at its peak, was the second largest producer of slate in the world (nearby Penrhyn was in first place). The first attempts to extract slate here commenced in 1787 when a consortium took out a lease on the site from...
    6 replies | 265 view(s)
  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    8th Sep 20, 20:49
    I was on hol a few weeks back down Cornwall & managed to get a day out playing. So Im doing some research & this place popped up in a local rag, (not sold to by an urbexer either) In fact I cant find that its ever been reported before. At this point Im asking myself is it doable? restored? or even demoed as the article suggests is due late 19. Low & behold its a goer & in my opinion an untouched little gem. The reason the above is so is prob mainly due to its remote location as I...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    15th Sep 20, 16:45
    1. The History Not sure there is much history on this place. The former farm is in a predominantly agricultural area to the south west with of Grantham. The two-storey house is constructed of grey rendered block work with concrete tiles is of no visual merit and was the farmhouse for Spittlegate Farm. The house and the accompanying farm buildings are shortly going to be demoed as there is a proposal to develop the site with 11 freehold single storey dwellings of varying sizes. Previous...
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  • Bignickb's Avatar
    13th Sep 20, 21:05
    The Junction Hotel Manchester The earliest dating info I can find on this building is from when a contractor found a cigarette packet dated 1886, apparently it goes back to the 1860's as the Junction Inn! And then it became the Junction Hotel! It is sat alongside Queens Park and the river Irk all alone with no adjoining buildings; just some modern flats nearby! In 2006 it became the Hell Fire Club; a Horror themed bar presenting nefarious activities that came to an end in 2014! It was...
    1 replies | 585 view(s)
  • Newage's Avatar
    19th Sep 20, 09:38
    Hi all Love this place, as I was in Wales for a few days and in the area myself and a few mates went back to the underground slate quarry of minllyn just above the village of Dinas. This time a different way in for me as I`m getting to grips with SRT rope work, my mates went in via the lower drainage adit and I went in via the top incline shaft (just had enough rope 97ft). Picture time...... Looking up at the slope of dead`s towards the incline shaft.
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  • mookster's Avatar
    22nd Sep 20, 18:27
    This was a totally unexpected success on a recent trip to the Peak District, one of my favourite areas of the country. I'd stumbled across it on Google Maps and pinned it as a 'go and see' as I had no information about the place at all, and much to my surprise we managed to find access into it. Servo Computer Services (also known as Phoenix I.T.) is located in an old manor house, formerly known as Darley Lodge, on the outskirts of Matlock. They were a computer systems and software...
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  • UrbandonedTeam's Avatar
    17th Sep 20, 17:01
    New Parliament House The Old Royal High School, also known as New Parliament House, is a 19th-century neoclassical building on Calton Hill in the city of Edinburgh. The building was constructed for the use of the city's Royal High School, and gained its alternative name as a result of a proposal in the 1970s for it to house a devolved Scottish Assembly.
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  • Prof Julian Beer's Avatar
    17th Sep 20, 21:23
    Thanks all for highlighting the artefacts in the Belmont Works in Birmingham - they are saved.
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  • JNoake's Avatar
    22nd Sep 20, 21:38
    I found a couple of other posts with interesting information about this site and thought a drone view would help put the site ground images into context.
    1 replies | 220 view(s)
  • Fluffy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:19
    History; (Stolen mostly from Wiki, sorry!) 1870 - Queen Victoria herself is believed to have stayed at Kinmel in 1870 when she presented carved wooden panels. Sadly these were stolen in 2013 ​ 1870's - The present chateau style house, the third on the site, was built for the Hughes copper mining family, having made their extensive fortune in copper mining on Anglesey. The house was designed by W. E. Nesfield in the 1870s, and the adjoining Venetian Gardens were designed by his father, W....
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  • jhluxton's Avatar
    19th Sep 20, 13:56
    Earlier this month I was finally able to do something which I have wanted to do for years and that was have a good mooch around the site of Devon Great Consols for almost 5 hours. Though I am not a stranger to the Tamar Valley various factors have precluded me from spending much time exploring sites particularly remote from the nearest parking. As some may know the extensive DGC site comprises a large part of the Tamar Trails network of cycle tracks, bridleways and foot paths. Some of...
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  • B W T's Avatar
    20th Sep 20, 18:58
    Hydro Power Plant #40 It is the struggle of our time: Human nature versus Mother Nature. Will we ever understand that nature will outlast us, no matter what? What seems like some kind of landscape garden is actually what is left of a power plant once filled with machines and technical equipment. 50 years ago, this Art Deco structure somewhere in Italy was abandoned, and today, Mother Nature is reclaiming what is hers. Join us as we explore the huge compound and make several unexpected...
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  • jhluxton's Avatar
    20th Sep 20, 16:00
    I had a lengthy mooch around the former Foggintor Granite Quarry near Princetown earlier this month. Here are some photos: View along the track which leads from the Tavistock Road towards the quarry. Beyond Yellowmead Farm sleeper blocks from a branch of the original Plymouth and Dartmoor Railway are in evidence from the branch which served the quarry. View towards the quarry and the Big Tip
    0 replies | 262 view(s)
  • Scaramanger's Avatar
    Yesterday, 23:11
    Nice work and fantastic knowledge. Only wish I could remember the half of it.. Been a few times and visiting in October and november.. cant get enough of this unique place.
    6 replies | 265 view(s)
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