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    Default Haddon Hall Hotel / Haddon Grove Hydropathic - Dec 08


    Haddon Hall Hotel / Haddon Grove Hydropathic - Dec 08



    History wise, there is very little on this place, and it has not been covered on derelict places, however Kaputnick found some old photos of the place from the 1900s. And all I really know for sure is that it was a hotel at some point, and also a Hydropathic place of some sort. Hydrotherapy, formerly called hydropathy involves the use of water for soothing pains and treating diseases.


    I saw this place on a trip home that took me through Buxton and just had to get back there because it looked incredible externally. A few weeks after my trip past it I got in touch with Kaputnick who kindly said he would come with me. We set off braving the elements on the way to Buxton and I was hoping I had remembered the right road name. I nearly drove past the place until Kaputnick said "is that the one there, all boarded up" Bingo!!
    So we did a drive round to see if there was a decent way to get to it, but every angle there is a house or some walkers or a busy road, its situated in a highly active area. After evading the guys working on the building next to it for about 20 minutes we were about ready to give up because the place is very well boarded up. Eventually we found an access point that was the last place we would think, and we got in!

    As the place is completely boarded up, inside is completely pitch black. And the odd broken board lets in a little light in some places casting amazing shadows and lighting. Ill let the photos do the rest of the talking.


    The front door


    One of the kitchens to the apartments.

    The red room, also the only apartment in the place with colour!





    Kaputnick checking out the other side of the coloured apartment


    The Bar area underground


    Creepy staircase.


    The snooker table in the underground area
    As we were entering the underground area, Kaputnick heard a strange sound in an otherwise completely silent place, it sounded like a heavy waterfall somewhere within the place. We headed towards the sound and found a busted water pipe and it was gushing a large amount of water into the place. Hence why in this photo the floor is covered with a few inches of water.

    After a good while going through the maze of apartments and corridors and squeezing through door windows we went back outside to get some external shots of the place. It had started snowing as we were inside and you could see it drifting from the upstairs windows which are the only ones unboarded. outside there was now a thin layer of snow.


    I was particularly pleased with this find! And thought it was a fantastic explore!
    Last edited by NobodyGirl; 2nd Dec 08 at 12:22.

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    Good to see this place is still around I visited with GeekGirl in 2006.

    I never knew that was it's original name either, nice one!

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    so its been abandoned for a good number of years, gosh. Its a shame I cant find too much history about the place. I'm gonna have to ask around because its got to have some history with it being a hydropathic place in the past, it would be nice to know.

    We found a old style crutch in the basement, probably linked with the hydropathic side.. probably not


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    Quote Originally Posted by NobodyGirl View Post
    so its been abandoned for a good number of years, gosh. Its a shame I cant find too much history about the place. I'm gonna have to ask around because its got to have some history with it being a hydropathic place in the past, it would be nice to know.

    We found a old style crutch in the basement, probably linked with the hydropathic side.. probably not

    I remember that crutch!!

    But yeah, I never did find much out about the history when I was looking years ago.

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    Aah so thats the mystery explore I missed out on. Great stuff

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    Good work Nobody Girl, Nice to see some interiors. I went past last year and it looked like the birds had turned it into a huge nest!
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    Anyone bothered mentioning the bust water pipe to the owners? lol or just turn the water off yourself, some really nice shots there.

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    nice pics there
    is the snooker table covered ? or just totally fooked ?

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    meet you there for a game!

    you bring the cue, I'll bring the balls..;)

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    and you 'll need some chalk too what a great find it looks like its got loads of character nice pics.

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