Eden Grove School, Cumbria - June 2017

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UrbanXplorer

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Eden Grove School was a 61 bedroom residential special school in Cumbria. The school was built in 1811 and provided education and care for boys with complex needs, challenging behaviour and/or learning difficulties. Placements were long term and for up to 52 weeks a year.

The school closed in 2013 with 100 jobs estimated to have been lost. It has been up for sale a few times over the years since it's closure, so I went to have a look around..

Walking through the bottom gates you have one small building that's all boarded up..

Walking further up you get to this building..

The Education Building:

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I presume this is some sort of changing room:

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Food Technology:

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DT:

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Some paint and other stuff left behind:

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Science:

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Corridors:

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Classrooms - There is a lot of stuff left behind in classrooms, mainly board games:

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Everywhere starting to get overgrown:

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Walking further up the driveway you are presented with this:

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Getting inside was very easy, there is far too many rooms to take pictures of. If your not careful you will get lost here.

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Bedroom:

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Another room?:

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I'm guessing this is some sort of art room:

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Boiler Room:

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Canteen:

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Games room?:

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Hall:

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Now heres some pics of the outside, starting to get overgrown:

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There is definitely a lot to see here anyway.
 

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Wow, nice! That's a lovely building! Looks like an enormous place. Quite surprised its so still relatively clean.
 

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The older stone building looks fantastic! One of its ceilings was just lovely! I hope it doesn't get too badly trashed as it looks like its starting to get that way. Lots of interesting stuff left behind too!

I like this...great report thanks!
 

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Thanks everyone! It's not too trashed at the moment, however most of the buildings are insecure for some strange reason. It's hard to believe someone owns this spot after seeing it up for 2 million! They haven't bothered to stop or make any effort to stop anyone going in there. There is LOTS to see and far too many pics for me to post up here. My wickr album is here if you would like to see more: https://flic.kr/s/aHskYaSF4r
 

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It's cyrrently up for sale for £2m. However in the past week, the place has been set alight by vandals and have damaged the front of the building. People have no respect for anything it seems these days.
 

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Wow, the memories. I'm glad there are a good sum of pictures before the place was turned in to apartments, thanks for these.

I used to attend this school, and you used to get some, "characters" I guess you could say lmao, it's shame the place is defunct now.

Again, thanks for the pictures.
 

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Wow, the memories. I'm glad there are a good sum of pictures before the place was turned in to apartments, thanks for these.

I used to attend this school, and you used to get some, "characters" I guess you could say lmao, it's shame the place is defunct now.

Again, thanks for the pictures.
Glad to hear the buildings are being re-used. Lovely stonework.
 
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