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    Hay folks, well myself and my partner in grime chris34 and of course my dear old mother Kathyms visited this site last week. Now this place has been visited and recorded so many time’s but to be fair it is coming close to being in the same league as cane hill or St Crispin’s on the urbex map.
    Well the site we visited was the former bass Maltings in Sleaford in Lincolnshire and for those who have not seen any of the other thread’s here is a bit of history in brief; The whole complex was designed by H A Couchman, In 1901 The Engine House and Boiler House were built first followed by the Malthouses. The first reason that Sleaford was chosen it’s near the areas where the English malting barley primarily grew. Second, the site had sufficient water available. Third, the seasonal labour came from the barley growing areas and was easy to obtain in Sleaford.
    In 1958 Production stops due to the advent of new malting processes and the size and inefficiency of the Malthouses.
    In 1973 a small part of the Malting’s where used for vegetable processing and freezing and Poultry rearing. This ceased in 1990.
    In 1974 the maltings was listed grade 2
    In 1996 a fire destroyed a large part of the maltings a fire which was know in the local rag as the worst fire Sleaford had ever seen.
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    Thanks for looking
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    Cool stuff its a nice place for a wander, did you go on the top of the tower?
    One other thing, you can't put St Crispins in the same league as Cane Hill ;)

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    Great Images. This place looks massive, did you manage to cover it all? Love the image of the wooden foot bridge. Thanks for posting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie87 View Post
    Cool stuff its a nice place for a wander, did you go on the top of the tower?
    One other thing, you can't put St Crispins in the same league as Cane Hill ;)
    Fair point goldie cane hill was the daddy of urbex from the photos and threads i have seen.
    and no never went to the top of the tower my bottle went with the last ladder:nah:
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    Quote Originally Posted by anpanman View Post
    Great Images. This place looks massive, did you manage to cover it all? Love the image of the wooden foot bridge. Thanks for posting!
    Thanks mate, we got to see most of it but then the security van turned up so it was time for a shady exit was a top explore though :err:
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    Enjoy it while you can, our local council has given the go ahead for its re-development, to start late this year

    slight factual error re the fire, it was 1976
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    A couple of mine from the day...

    Approaching from the fields, the place is huge!



    Really treacherous rotten floors....



    It took me a while to work out where the sound of running water was coming from...



    The wonderful spiral staircase in the pump house...



    Not one of us would risk the walkways...


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    Nice photos.:)
    The walkways are surprisingly solid, I think they're made from a very weather resistant hardwood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevejd View Post
    Enjoy it while you can, our local council has given the go ahead for its re-development, to start late this year

    slight factual error re the fire, it was 1976
    Yeah sorry mate my mistake your right after a bit of late reading last night there where three fires 1969, 1976 which was where three of the maltings where severely damaged and the last in 1999.
    But what a fantastic set of buildings I was overwhelmed when we first pulled up to the place, I am sure it would make a lovely load of flats but in no way to bring in the bulldozers hopefully with it being grade 2 listed might be protected somewhat and so it should be as they have so much character. Cheers pal. Alex
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris34 View Post
    [B]A couple of mine from the day...]
    lush shots as norm dude
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