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    Default Another empty village in Leeds?


    Surely not? The original Empty Village thread was meant as a bit of fun, but I see it's still getting mileage here and elsewhere. Never mind, here's another curious place.

    It's on the cusp between empty/abandoned and derelict. No real security yet, not even boarded up or fenced. If this doesn't count as derelict then admin please remove. I thought it would be interesting to see how this place deteriorates from now on. The only way is down.

    Still, enjoy it while you can, especially if you like that real "Marie Celeste" feeling. Only one or two broken windows, only one piece of graffiti. Litter? Heaven Forbid!

    The site isn't huge, but it's not small either. A few empty grand Victorian villas set around grassland. Here's looking across the site;




    You can just walk in and around, though there are dire warnings about cameras. Given the age of the place there are some nice buildings and details.



    I lost count, but there are maybe 4, 5 or 6 of these houses, all empty.





    This next one is my favourite, and I think the favourite of the odd stone thrower. Who could resist lobbing a rock at that conservatory eh?



    Anyhow, after the old houses it gets a bit strange, these modern blocks are just abandoned. At the moment just one broken window with the curtains blowing in the breeze.



    If you visit, then be sure to take some sandwiches and a flask to spend a while sitting in the grounds. Nothing to hear except the birds and the distant hum of commuters, blissfully unaware of what's over the wall, should they care to stop and look.



    So, lets see what happens to this place. I can't see it lasting untouched for long. Soon it will be coach tours and light shows. Get in while you can.



    Quite a few more pics if they are of any interest.
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    looks interesting would like to see more pictures please. is this what you do for a job finding empty villages

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    I dont get it..there is so much damage to the bulidings and the concrete yet the grass has still be neatly cut?
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    Nice find.... You got a flashearth link!!!:)

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    What a find!!

    It would be a real shame if these buildings were knocked down. Considering they are empty and fairly unprotected I'm surprised there isn't more damage done.

    I lived in N Leeds when i was young, and there were many old houses like these in the more affluent areas (Roundhay, Horsforth, Shadwell), that were demolished.

    They were simply too big to be family homes. Developers would buy them, let them deteriorate and then knock them down and build flats. I suspect that's how that modern block of flats came to be there.

    It would be interesting to know who owns them and what their intentions are.
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    you kept us all guessing last time you put up an abandoned village lmao. took us months to work out where the place was lol.

    Is this one part of Leeds Uni? sort of looks like uni type buildings, especially the modern ish part.

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    A lot of this place is for the chop, so I don't think much money is being wasted on care and maintenance. A shame as I believe some of the houses may go. I thought it would be interesting to see how it declines from here on.

    I guess the sequence will be, increased vandalism, probably a rave from the crusties, increased security, fences up, more vandalism, trashed, demolished.

    Some more pics as requested.









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    I love that house in the 3rd pic on the first set of pics. And on the second set, the 3rd one down again, it looks like some kind of dining room?

    Do you have a flashearth link to this one? im sure ive seen it before, but unsure when or where ive seen something similar to this.

    Cheers,

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    beautiful! Im going to have to try and research this, it looks amazing. ace pics btw!

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    and lol @ coach tours and light shows. I didnt like the fuss that got made over eastmoor, lots of people ruined that place by turning into a tourist attraction and public joke. I hope you dont divulge the location of this place so only people with a bit of itelligence and respect can find and see it.

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