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    Default Abandoned Paper Mill Factory, Norfolk


    In early January 2018 me and a good friend of mine set off to explore what we though was an abandoned paper mill. Although them plans changed rather quickly and we found ourselves going no further than the train station due to RMT strikes on GreaterAnglia. So we attempted it again the following week and thankfully the trains decided to run. Once we arrived we walked for around 2 hours (including the time getting the cheapest food possible) and arrived at the site. Once we entered we began our explore. Unfortunately I did not get too many photos but ones I did take were alright. Once I got back I decided to look into the history and struggled to find anything accurate. We originally thought it was a paper mill but reports show it was either a Paper Mill, pharmaceutical factory, or a fertilizer factory. So I'm going to go with my original assumption as say it was a paper mill.
    Anyway One of the two building was grade II listed but we stated in the more modern,and less impressive, structure.


    Most of the building was stripped out and was a shell. Apart from these offices.


    Still, I made the most of it.

    We moved on to the more preserved, and dangerous, building. Which at first seemed inaccessible.

    Instantly I was surprised to see these spiral chutes.





    Throughout we could see that nature had taken its toll on the almost Victorian woodwork.
    Although this decay did have its positives....


    Anyway. I'll leave this report here. Unfortunately I'm stuck with an iPhone SE, but hopefully I will be getting a camera soon.
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    Note: There is an error in the title.It should say Suffolk not Norfolk.
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    The inside on the top floor looks like Fisons factory in Ipswich???

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    100 0/0 Mr Jones. Ipswich is in Suffolk KP.You wouldn't want to walk to Norfolk from there. Red Herrings eh?




    Quote Originally Posted by Indiana Jones View Post
    The inside on the top floor looks like Fisons factory in Ipswich???

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    Quote Originally Posted by KPUrbex View Post
    So I'm going to go with my original assumption as say it was a paper mill.
    Anyway One of the two building was grade II listed but we stated in the more modern,and less impressive, structure..
    The description in the Listing Documents will tell you what the original use was (these will in 99.9% of the cases be fully accurate and leave no doubt as to function of the buildings).

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    When I saw the title of this I thought I have never heard of a paper mill in Norfolk.its deffo a fertilizer plant I have been myself three times.yoi can smell the stuff soon as you walk in.the iron and sulphates in the fertilizer is an unmistakble smell.nice report though
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old git View Post
    100 0/0 Mr Jones. Ipswich is in Suffolk KP.You wouldn't want to walk to Norfolk from there. Red Herrings eh?
    It appears I've given the wrong county. I was close enough I guess.
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    Nice helter skelter:}
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