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Thread: The Care Home, North Yorks, Sept 2011

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    Arrow The Care Home, North Yorks, Sept 2011


    Hello everyone,

    After a partial failure at another site this morning I popped over to Tadcaster to see the disused viaduct, I stumbled upon a series of really interesting buildings which turned out to be an abandoned care home and old lodge.

    First things first, there are no internal shots on this explore, all buildings were well secured, but to be honest I am pleased because it gives them at least a fighting chance of surviving.

    My research tells me that they were part of a former childrens orphange run originally by Barnados. An orphanage had existed on the site for around 100 years, and in 1992 it was demolished and a new building was constructed, however the old lodge and gate houses were untouched. Anyway, on with the photos:

    First clues that something grand was lurking, iron railings to protect trees, but now the iron and tree have become one:


    Barbed wire bokeh - welcome to the old lodge:


    Behold, some shored up goodness:


    Leaves in the sunlight:


    I would love to see what the stained glass window looks like from the inside, this is some serious protection against the charvers:






    Gatehouse:




    The more modern care home:


    Original gate to the old lodge:


    Sorry there are no internals, but apart from breaking our moral code of no B&E there was no way in. I understand that in April this year a developer and also a care home business applied to the town council for reopening the buildings as a care home for the elderley, hopefully this will go through and the old lodge epsecially will see new life breathed into it.

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    Ooh looks good great job thanks for sharing

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    I grew up on the next street from there. There was permanent security there even after it closed so never even went in the grounds of the Barnardos. Got chased of from the Old Peoples home for just having a walk through the grounds.

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    Thanks for the comments guys. Interesting to hear your experiences as a youth LUFC, was the old lodge building part of the care home then? Do you know anything about its original owners? Often when a building falls into council hanbds it previous history tends to get overshadowed, it would be interesting to hear if you know anything more about it.

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    Some lovely shots you have taken.

    Thanks for posting :)

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    Lovely find, Ian. :) Some nice architecture there...even the modern buildings look quite pleasant. Though I must admit that my fave pics are of the old gate and the tree-embedded iron rail...quirky!
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    good report. iv seen this place myself while out on motorbike, wasnt realy dressed for exploreing so didnt get mutch of a look. nice to see.

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    The Buildings near the main road were all Barnardos which if I remember rightly was arson attacked in some part? Never saw the damage though. The big old care home was an old people's home but that has been empty for at a guess for 20 years.

    The Barnardos closed in about 2001 or 2002 mainly because of locals petitioning to get it closed. The kids who lived there were not always the most law abiding but I thought at the time it probably had more to do with the expensive new builds next door not wanting it on their doorstep.

    The viaduct was all the local kids favourite place to smoke weed/ drink because it was out of the way of the local police. Just up-stream from the viaduct is the remains of an older bridge that must have fallen into the river at some point. The railway went near the care home because theres still bits of track and other bits in the woods around there
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    hopefully the place does get reused quickly nice shots mate :)

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    “I would love to see what the stained glass window looks like from the inside”
    I suppose you might call that a shuttered dream for now:no:, nice report and pics, Thanks
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