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    Default Hodgson's Mill (Robertsbridge Mill) - East Sussex - April 2018


    It's been done a few times for sure, but it's still a decent explore, if you are okay with the rather soft floors.


    History

    Originally known as Scat's Mill, Hodgson's Mill in Robertsbridge closed in 1999 due to a downtime in work.
    The site was originally much larger, but most of the newer buildings were demolished, leaving the older listed buildings remaining. There are now plans to turn the site into housing.


    The Explore

    A lovely April day with highs of 25C made for a nice cross country drive down to East Sussex, just a shame the Aircon in my car is starting to really struggle making it pretty uncomfortably warm, a good re-gassing in order I think.

    The site of the mill is quiet, but on a footpath so expect to see the odd dog walker and jogger. Once I got in I could hear voices from inside, who all went silent when I called out. I climbed up into a room to see 3 alarmed looking teens. 'Don't worry, I'm just another explorer', I said to their relief. Turned out to be a decent bunch who warned me about the sketchy parts of the site.

    This first building was the maintenance and repair workshop, as it was full of spare parts and components.


    The main Mill building is not in a good condition and floor boards and wooden stairs are pretty sketchy, so I had to be very careful, slow and methodical when moving about. That said there is enough machinery left to make it interesting and worth the effort.

    To be honest I'm surprised that this place doesn't see more traffic, it a decent and easy explore, much better than the now sealed up Horsebridge Mill that isn't too far from here.


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    Looks brilliant Gromr. So much to see.

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    Reason you don't see more from here is that it's only just been made accessible after being sealed for nearly three years, not long after I went back then ha. It's one of only a couple of places that has tried to kill me.

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    A nice set of photos, looks like the daylight was in your favour.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    Love that round window! Great stuff Gromr!

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    I don't know wot they are but I like the look of some of them machines:)
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    Nice one:-)

    Tried this place a couple of times years ago but was sealed both times! I might have to take a trip over there

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