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Thread: Holly Grange, Newport (IOW), January 2018

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    Default Holly Grange, Newport (IOW), January 2018


    I was recently invited over to the Isle of Wight for a look around a couple of absolutely stonking vehicle graveyards/collections, which may make an appearance on here at some point - but of course it'd be rude to not fit in a little explore as well. The island has more to offer as well so you can bet I'll be going back pretty soon.

    Holly Grange was a large residential property but it's last use was as a training centre for staff at the adjacent (and equally closed, although for not nearly as long) HMP Camp Hill. HMP Camp Hill is sadly nigh on inaccessible being pretty much sandwiched between two other active prisons and with the entire area covered with about a million CCTV cameras.

    This place is seriously gone, with only the ground floor accessible. Easily one of the most decayed buildings I've stepped foot in. Luckily there is no basement, just a solid concrete base beneath the ground floor level which is lucky as the entire thing would have fallen in by now. It was just a quick poke around, we snapped a few photos and got out. The highlight was of course the floating toilet which raised a giggle from everybody I was with.























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    Oh that’s beautiful! Yeah I’m with Mr D, the hanging toilet is lovely!

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    I think I'm going to go for ..... Yep, the hanging toilet. That place is just about collapsing, I cannot imagine if this was a fine home at one time.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    Wow, We used to play ghost hunt & tell horror stories in this house as kids, 20+ years ago. Very very surprised it's still standing!!

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