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  • loulou's Avatar
    29th Mar 20, 15:41
    Im surprised that this place does not appear to have been posted on this forum yet... Anyway got to explore this place on a beautiful sunny day. The farm is nestled within very active clay workings belonging to imerys, so therefore is not easily accessible and its a bit of a hike to get there. Some history: The actual farmhouse itself was built in the 1500's and was once part of a larger manor house. The last family to occupy this farm was my friends grandparents who also owned...
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  • UrbandonedTeam's Avatar
    27th Mar 20, 18:01
    ABC Cinema The power functioned on the lower floors are partly into the foyer on our first visit, which is when the lit up shots were taken. If you left the lights on for more than 3-4 minutes, a loud alarm would go off so we saved turning them on to the end of our visit. On our second venture, the lights wouldn't work at all. I heard someone else went following us and got them back on again though, so I'm not sure how the situation with them truly is. We'll start with the main...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    27th Mar 20, 12:29
    1. The History Heavy anti-aircraft battery (HAA) sites were permanent sites consisting of four guns mounted in the centre of their own circular earthen embankment, each of which had concrete lockers for storing ammunition. These four emplacements were evenly positioned in a semi-circular C shape around a central battery command post with the bulge of the C pointing roughly in the opposite direction to the area being defended so as to cover the approach to the target. The command post...
    3 replies | 494 view(s)
  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    27th Mar 20, 22:01
    This is the remnants of the Smithys workshop from the Wheal & Busy Cornish tin mines Former blacksmith's and workshop. Built c.1872 for Wheal Busy Mine. A tall single storey building of random granite rubble with granite quoins and some modern repairs of brick and block work in places. A large and impressive, hipped scantle slate roof with ridge tiles. The tall central stack for the furnace has a lower stage of stone and upper of brick. The front elevation has cart entrances at either end
    4 replies | 352 view(s)
  • B W T's Avatar
    29th Mar 20, 17:21
    Petit Paris #01 How can it be possible that a whole family goes missing overnight and abandons their home with everything in it? This time, we will try to answer this question! Somewhere in rural Germany we discovered a vintage home where time has been standing still for several years already. We searched the whole house for clues to find out its story. Petit Paris #14 For our first road trip of the year, we decided to head to the Austrian Alps. It's a long ride to the South and we...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    27th Mar 20, 12:33
    1. The History Searched high and low for info on this one and could find anything. All I know is that it was a former Methodist Church which was then sold off and bought by a man who was a car enthusiast and he used the chapel as his workshop and kept his cars and tractors in the grounds. It appears he passed away and the place has just been left. The church has holes in the roof and its days are surely numbered while the assorted vehicles gently rust away. 2. The Explore Dont normally do...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:01
    1. The History Originally build for local iron works owner Benjamin Smith in 1841, the Lodge passed through several owners before it came into the ownership of A. William Byron circa 1881 who was instrumental in seeing through the Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway Bill through parliament. The lodge then sold in 1919 for 2,000 to tenant Mr D Turner. Then the history gets a bit sketchy. However, having been a pub/restaurant for a number of years. It included outbuildings that...
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  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    29th Mar 20, 10:00
    Just looking at a backlog & this place hasnt come up for a while so just thought I would share. The Freemasons Province of Warwickshire became 275 years old in 2003. A banquet was held at the headquarters of the Province in Birmingham on 22 April 2003 to celebrate this most significant event Following the resignation of Michael Clarke, Sir Stanley Harley took over the leadership of the Province and was installed on 30 November 1965 by the Grand Master.
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  • Newage's Avatar
    29th Mar 20, 16:49
    Hi All On the back of another trip report this is from our Corwall trip back in March. This is the former Mixed mine called Wheal Busy, a massive site there is still an engine house on site and a black smith shop. The main reason I wanted to visit the site was the Brunton calciner, a roasting furnace used to dry and remove the Arsenic minerals from the ore, the ore was roasted and the flue gasses was sent along a long zig-zag passage to allow the Arsenic oxide to form on the sides of the...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    27th Mar 20, 12:35
    1. The History On the north bank of a large pond, St Christopher's Well is a man-made grotto is known locally as the 'wishing well'. Measuring 4m in diameter and 2m high, the grotto is fashioned out of volcanic tuffa and lined with cemented rubble stone, inset with ammonites and coloured stones. At the back is a circular well and overflow channel which flows out to the entrance into the pond. Set above the well in the wall of the cave is a three verse poem, reportedly by Huius Nympha Loci and...
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  • Newage's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:46
    Hi All Me and Fluffy took a trip to Wenford Dries on our fly round of Cornwall. As well as Lead, copper, Arsenic, Uranium and tin, China clay has always been a massive industry in Cornwall and remains to this day. The Wenford Dries was built in the early 20th C, to dry china clay slurry, the china clay slurry was moved from the quarry some miles away by pipe line and placed in massive settling tanks at the rear of the building, this slurry was then poured in to drying tanks above long...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    Today, 17:29
    1. The History The farm is the opposite side of the former Tuxford to Chesterfield railway, facing the former Ollerton railway station. Absolutely nothing out there in terms of history for this place. The small farm hour has been trashed by the local yobs and is looking rather forlorn. 2. The Explore Easy access and fairly unspectacular. But in these climes a derp is a derp, so had a quick one around this place. 3. The Pictures Ollerton Farm 23 by HughieDW, on Flickr
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  • Nashira Corvidae's Avatar
    Today, 19:51
    Beautiful looking place :) x
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  • loulou's Avatar
    Today, 16:07
    I completely agree. I like to feel like I'm being taken on a tour of the place to get that ruinenlust feeling
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  • MrGruffy's Avatar
    Today, 15:01
    Nothing wrong with the number of pictures sometimes there is never enough.
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    Today, 15:01
    It's gone innit? And the roof looks fine and the sign nice and shiney!
    2 replies | 308 view(s)
  • Hugh Jorgan's Avatar
    Today, 08:20
    That must be the worst one that I've seen on this site. That would need a complete refurbish and refit inside and out.
    2 replies | 308 view(s)
  • Tupilaq's Avatar
    Today, 08:07
    Wow! This is one of the best preserved abandoned residences I've seen. Thanks, enjoyed the pictures.
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  • loulou's Avatar
    31st Mar 20, 19:32
    Ah I'm glad someone else noticed this site but gutted it hasn't been covered on here before as I would have loved to have seen more pics of the interior- its seems to be decaying rapidly
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  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    31st Mar 20, 18:58
    Nice, I clocked this when I was down there on hol last year but think I dismissed it as it was a bit far from where I was. Nice to see iot finally done!
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  • Tupilaq's Avatar
    31st Mar 20, 13:21
    Lovely farm, such a shame to see it standing empty.
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    31st Mar 20, 06:37
    Nice one mate. Thanks for the Intel.
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  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    30th Mar 20, 20:37
    Excellent stuff, more comprehensive than my report. I had a look at the boiler house in your first pic, not sure what its like in the locked bits there, be interesting to see.
    1 replies | 382 view(s)
  • Hugh Jorgan's Avatar
    30th Mar 20, 19:17
    A nice collection of photos showing abandoned cars and farm machinery and the farm house. Love it. Thanks.
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  • Catweazle64's Avatar
    30th Mar 20, 14:19
    Cool find :encouragement:
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    29th Mar 20, 21:29
    Ha ha. OK. Working towards!
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  • loulou's Avatar
    29th Mar 20, 20:34
    I know such a shame its been left to ruin. My friend was quite upset to see it in this way. They had no choice but to leave though. Imerys told them to take there offer or they will buid the tip around them, and that's exactly what they have done
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  • loulou's Avatar
    29th Mar 20, 20:31
    There were more photos than that hughie lol
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  • wolfism's Avatar
    29th Mar 20, 19:37
    For an overgrown farm steading, that's actually really attractive. Agree that the granite-built farmhouse is unusual, particularly the chimney.
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  • Bayons's Avatar
    29th Mar 20, 18:59
    What an amazing looking farmhouse! Such a terrible shame it's been allowed to go to rack and ruin.
    13 replies | 730 view(s)
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