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    Default Tunstall Court, Hartlepool, January 10


    This trip was sparked after the recent fire there. (get it - sparked!!). I had to see it before it went for ever. Its so trashed inside now. What also got me was how wet the building was. The staircase is about to rot away We also had a police run in and i also met an other urbexer there. Was a good but scary day ( after the police fail).

    Tunstall court was built in 1899 by famous shipbuilder and entrepreneur Williams C Gray whose family lived there for nearly 30 years. The Furness family who were a massive name in shipbuilding then occupied the building until the Council took ownership in 1948.

    The local authority then used this building as an educational establishment until spiraling costs forced them to give it up in 2002. The last owners were a company who leased single appartments in the building for 25 a week but this scheme was short lived and it closed completely in 2006. (thanks poolie girl) ;)



























    As usual, more on my flickr page.

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    Last edited by Krypton; 23rd Jan 10 at 21:26.

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    Great post Jack another gorgeous old building gone to waste

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    That really is a nice building, grafitti and damage aside, that would make a great house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Urban Mole View Post
    That really is a nice building, grafitti and damage aside, that would make a great house.
    It would, it would cost a hell of a lot to do up though. The basement is bigger than the first floor!!!!

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    What a fab building! Lovely architecture and unusual features. Nice work, Jack. :)
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    Fantastic architecture, especially the domed roof and the round railing sections.


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