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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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  • KPUrban_'s Avatar
    11th Mar 20, 21:17
    USAF/RAF Bentwaters Bentwaters is a former RAF Base used by the RAF and The USAF, in the cold war, which now become Bentwaters parks. Operated by the RAF from 1912 then the USAF until 1993 it was left vacant and has now become a business park like most former bases of this type. The grounds are littered with hardened aircraft hangars, bomb stores, planes, taxiways and other such stuff. Two notable buildings are "The Hush" and the "Star Wars Building". The Hush is a former testing facility...
    11 replies | 1338 view(s)
  • UrbandonedTeam's Avatar
    13th Mar 20, 18:30
    'Hunters' House As with most of these sorts of places, there is little to no history we could find. From what we discovered, the building was last used in 2015, and the grandparents that we think lived there were in the process of moving when something tragic happened, causing the structure to be left as it was. It seems that the residents were proud hunters, and the original people that found the house came across a rifle and animal trophies hung on the walls. Since then, those...
    7 replies | 1435 view(s)
  • Mikeymutt's Avatar
    15th Mar 20, 11:07
    Visited this old house last year after a tip off from a friend who lost his cat, he went looking for it and stumbled upon this old house. I have been a few old hoarders houses, but nothing quite like this one. It was a case of climbing over a mountain of stuff to move about. It has been abandoned quite a few years by the state of it. The occupants obviously liked a bit of camera work, as lots of old cameras dotted about. In the garden are some nice cars and bikes, including several old ladas.
    8 replies | 1194 view(s)
  • Fluffy's Avatar
    9th Mar 20, 13:38
    Well, we did it! :redface: History; Since the 24th August 1921, Torquay's Palace Hotel has been a leading Torquay hotel set in the heart of the English Riviera, in the South West of England. Beautifully situated among 25 acres of landscaped gardens extending to the sea, the pale green building is a local landmark with an enviable reputation for the highest standards of cuisine, accommodation and hospitality. Although opened as an hotel in 1921, the Palace is actually a considerably...
    6 replies | 1397 view(s)
  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    8th Mar 20, 21:36
    I dont know if there is a real name to this place but it was owned by the Neal family who I knew vaguely when growing up. Iv drove past this a thousand times & was led to believe the father "Neal" still lived there, it would appear most people assumed the same as while things are a little upturned there is no significant vandalism. Im not sure if they have started clearing out & for some reason stopped as there is a lot of personal stuff left inside. Iv been told the new housing...
    7 replies | 980 view(s)
  • urbexdevil's Avatar
    9th Mar 20, 12:00
    Missing the boat with the rest of the Pyestock site, the Anechoic Facility has been high on the list of places to see for quite some time and despite missing the boat, it was not a disappointment. I can’t say I have ever been somewhere quite like it, with all walls still covered with sound deadening materials creating the most deathly silence other than the occasional pigeon. With no windows the facility is easily one of the darkest I have ever been in too, even with torches it look quite...
    6 replies | 835 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    11th Mar 20, 00:24
    1. The History Due to its listed monument status, there is quite a large amount of information about this site. Situated to the east of Bolton Upon Dearne and 200m north of the River Dearne, the HAA gun site known as Station H17, represents a well- preserved example of a mid-World War II gun site, consisting of a command post, four gun emplacements, a Nissen-hut magazine and a service track. In terms of the background to this site, World War II saw the emergence of strategic bombing in the...
    6 replies | 831 view(s)
  • 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...
    5 replies | 660 view(s)
  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    11th Mar 20, 13:37
    Just another domestic we did recently, genuinely have no name or history for this place and don't know why this one is empty as its a delightful house on the boarders which seems in good structural shape! I really liked it here it had a nice feel about it & Id happily move in tomorrow ;-) Flickr It appears that squatters were possibly using this room although its an unlikely rural location. Either way they have kept the place really tidy
    4 replies | 931 view(s)
  • urbexdevil's Avatar
    23rd Mar 20, 18:50
    Sorry to jump on the bandwagon @Fluffy 😂 Seeing a recent report on this place and searching for something to do during the corona times, this seemed an ideal place to isolate away from the world and enjoy the urbex world. I have to say, I have never come across a place full of so much stuff! Unfortunately it does appear that kids have already been in and smashed everything they could get their hands on leaving the floor completely covered in some areas. A great explore none the less,...
    3 replies | 1076 view(s)
  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    12th Mar 20, 12:53
    Hardly worth posting this & was hardly worth photographing which is kinda why Im posting! I didnt think it worth getting the camera out so all these were phone pics (on a fairly old iphone) so just wanting to see opinions on them really. As prev reports I really cant find any history on this place, other than it was a "tacky goods" import business.. Oh & its completely nackered. We firstly entered the neighbouring Kingfield Heath building to be met by some unsavoury looking...
    5 replies | 746 view(s)
  • urbexdevil's Avatar
    23rd Mar 20, 18:44
    A revisit and the third time lucky, this time without running out of battery or loosing daylight, in fact it couldn’t have been better weather for it. I managed to do the canteen side of Bletchley a good 5 years ago and had a failed visit after my camera battery died on this side somewhere between then and now. Luck turned this time and managed to get into both block D and G which was amazing to see so much old equipment still sitting around. History is well known but here’s a "short"...
    4 replies | 707 view(s)
  • mookster's Avatar
    23rd Mar 20, 10:03
    Had a possibly final chance to get out and about with my camera before we end up in a total lockdown situation, so decided to keep it local and check out a few things that had been bugging me for a while. I found this place last year and on my first look, decided to skip it due to it's proximity to a very operational military base which had a lot of activity going on in the compound next door to it, the site is also directly opposite one of the guarded entrance gates so we thought discretion...
    4 replies | 705 view(s)
  • slobberchops's Avatar
    17th Mar 20, 08:30
    Before embarking on our winter break to Lanzarote in January 2020, I checked to see if there were any Urban Explores worthy of a visit. '*Hotel Atlante del Sol*' or '*Hotel en Ruinas*' as it's now marked on Google maps was the most interesting and pronounced of anything I could find. Next is a little history. Just why is there a huge abandoned hotel next to a remote beauty spot with little or no roads to get there? The last point is not strictly correct as I would find out on...
    4 replies | 705 view(s)
  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:45
    Been done a lot I know but heres my take on the old girl The history in brief The Cambridge Military Hospital (CMH) was the fifth military hospital built in Aldershot. The other four are described at the end of this article.
    7 replies | 225 view(s)
  • Newage's Avatar
    15th Mar 20, 13:09
    Hi All Day 3 of our road trip saw the boys head from Wales to darkest Cornwall to a mine that has fascinated me for a couple of years - after a metric bucket load of emails I ended up with permission to do the mine. It`s not that big anymore as the 3 or 4 lower levels were sealed, some of the surface process building still exist in the woods. A wee bit of History - South Terras mine was worked from 1870 up until 1930, it was worked for Iron a bit of Tin and - Uranium and Radium, the...
    4 replies | 618 view(s)
  • urbexdevil's Avatar
    16th Mar 20, 12:54
    Not so much of a new report this one and more a chance to take the opportunity to revisit and find the naval ship guns I missed out 3 years earlier. It seems like everything I was looking for has been moved out of the storage bunkers ready to move elsewhere, the site also appears have been cleared in a lot of places so not sure if it's a sign of redevelopment or there are plans for use again. Also a massive improvement on my previous pictures as I am no longer being lazy and actually...
    3 replies | 697 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...
    3 replies | 583 view(s)
  • Fluffy's Avatar
    17th Mar 20, 17:43
    History; I'm coming up a bit blank on this one guys, sorry! From what we can work out, this pub/restaurant/B&B had been in and out of business on and off for a good number of years. There's a decent review of the place on Trip Advisor from 2016, but then nothing before that after 2011. A review on 'Pubs Galore' in 2012 states the following; "The friendly landlady explained that the pub had been closed for a while, re-opening a week ago. Prior to that it had a somewhat chequered...
    2 replies | 880 view(s)
  • Newage's Avatar
    1st Apr 20, 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...
    4 replies | 464 view(s)
  • B W T's Avatar
    18th Mar 20, 20:23
    Elektrownia Karola Scheiblera by Tobi_urbex #04 Infiltrating forbidden territory right under the nose of the authorities - sometimes, you just have to be bold enough and blend in to get inside the most spectacular abandoned places you can imagine. Disguised as construction crew on a busy working site nobody would ever stop you. But there is also another approach: Reach out to the landlord, be kind and ask for permission to explore the premises. As a result, we were able to visit this...
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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 | 606 view(s)
  • fridgemidge's Avatar
    24th Mar 20, 20:14
    Hello its my first post IMG_20190528_045124 by Fridge Midge, on Flickr IMG_20190528_045222 by Fridge Midge, on Flickr IMG_20190528_045243 by Fridge Midge, on Flickr IMG_20190528_045646 by Fridge Midge, on Flickr IMG_20190528_050347 by Fridge Midge, on Flickr IMG_20190528_051717 by Fridge Midge, on Flickr IMG_20190528_051747 by Fridge Midge, on Flickr IMG_20190528_052015 by Fridge Midge, on Flickr IMG_20190528_052151 by Fridge Midge, on Flickr
    2 replies | 618 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 | 414 view(s)
  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    20th Mar 20, 20:35
    Originally opened on 15th November 1911 as the Hockley Picture House, it had 506 seats. It was re-built and enlarged by architect L.L. Dussault, re-opening as the Palladium Cinema on 8th November 1922 The opening film was Isobel Elsom in "The Game of Life". The 3-storey building had a tiled mansard roof on top of its facade. Inside the auditorium, there was an elegant decorative scheme and seating was locating in stalls and circle levels. The projection box was located beneath the...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    13th Mar 20, 14:26
    1. The History Located less than 1km to the south-west of Grantham town centre, the former office building on Harlaxton Road was repurposed as a magistrates' court following a successful Change of Use application in March 1992 and alterations the following year. After functioning as a court for over thirty years, it closed its doors in 2016 as part of a UK-wide plan to close 86 courts in England and Wales. All cases were moved to either Lincoln or Boston. It had previously been reported by...
    2 replies | 683 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    2nd Apr 20, 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
    2 replies | 493 view(s)
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