Auchwitz I and Aushwitz II Birkenau

This was in incredible day spent exploring the two sites, humbling, harrowing but something everyone should see at least once in their life.... even stood there in Birkenau looking along the platform site back at the gatehouse its impossible to comprehend the scale of what happened here.  Walking through the gas chamber and accommodation, photographic... Continue Reading →

Derelict Category B Victorian prison

46 Photos Well its not often you find yourself with a 4 acre Victorian prison all to yourself! Its due for redevelopment from early November into student accommodation. Loved snooping around this place, despite being an old Victorian prison it was much lighter and more spacious than HMP Blundeston which was really dark and miserable.... Continue Reading →

Kimberley’s Derelict H&H Brewery

The Kimberley Brewery was established and operated by the brewer Hardy's & Hanson's, and has a heritage dating from 1832. It was, at the time of closure, the oldest independent brewery in Nottinghamshire. Samuel Robinson opened the first commercial brewery in Kimberley, Nottinghamshire, England, in a rented bake-house using water from the Alley Spring in... Continue Reading →

B29 Superfortress Overexposed Crash Site

B29 Superfortress ''Overexposed'' I had a meander across Bleaklow moors that ended up with me completely lost sinking in boggy peat and going around in circles with a setting sun hunting for the crash site of B29 Superfortress named ‘’Overexposed’’. Overexposed was fitted out as a reconnaissance aircraft and filmed all the atomic bomb tests... Continue Reading →

Holdings Derelict Counrty Pottery

Holdings Pottery Holdings Country Pottery was founded circa 1898 on a large clay deposit in Lancashire. It used its own clay, which was dug, blended, washed and processed before being made into passes for the potters wheel. Since the start of the century until its closure little changed in the process and the factory opened its doors to visitors... Continue Reading →

Mansfields derelict General Hospital

Mansfield Hospital The first purpose built hospital to serve Mansfield and Mansfield Woodhouse area was constructed in 1877 on land which was donated by the Duke of Portland. That building later became a public house, The Fourways Inn, situated at the junction of Butt Lane and Leeming Lane (A60). From 1882 a cottage hospital, offering... Continue Reading →

Lancaster Lunatic Asylum

Lancaster Asylum The Lancaster County Lunatic Asylum and Lancaster County Mental Hospital, was a mental hospital in Lancashire, England, which closed in 2000 (the mental health departments may have left in 1991, but others remained). It was opened in 1816 in a building by architect Thomas Standen; a further building, known as "The Annexe" was opened... Continue Reading →

St Johns County Lunatic Asylum

St John’s Asylum in Lincolnshire, in the East of England was built 1852. The building was then known as Lindsey & Holland Counties & Lincoln & District Lunatic Asylum. The Asylum has also been known over the years as Lincolnshire County Pauper Lunatic Asylum and Bracebridge Heath Asylum. Finally it was given the name St... Continue Reading →

Rauceby’s Derelict Lunatic Asylum

Rauceby Asylum Rauceby and Kesteven County Asylum, is a now-defunct mental institution in the parish of Quarrington, Lincolnshire. Building work was commenced in 1897, the facility was completed and opened in 1902.[1] After changing hands and names several times the main hospital building was closed in 1998 and abandoned for several years. From 2004 parts... Continue Reading →

Clipstone Signal Box

Having explored Clipstone Colliery on a few occasions I thought I would walk the old sidings line down to the main and still operational line just after Kings Clipstone bridge. By pure coincidence I stumbled upon the Clipstone signal box sited next to the now abandoned line on its last day as a manned box.... Continue Reading →

McKhenie Abandoned Brass Foundry

History The Aldridge factory employed around 1,000 people between 1979 and 1987 whilst producing approximately 1,000 tonnes per week, with about 4 extrusion presses in use at any one time, producing around 480,000 extrusions per annum. These presses produced extruded rod, hollow bar & section, in various shapes, sizes & specifications of brass. It supplied... Continue Reading →

Pleasley Colliery – Mansfield

Pleasley Colliery The colliery is located to the NW of Pleasley village and from the south it commands a prominent position on the skyline, although less so now than when the winders were in operation and both chimney stacks were in place. After closure of the colliery in 1986, most of the surface infrastructure was demolished... Continue Reading →

Magpie Abandoned Lead Mine

Magpie Mine The Magpie Mine, just South of Sheldon, was one of the most famous lead mines in the Peak District and is the only one with a significant part of its building still standing, having been taken into the care of the Peak District Mines Historical Society in 1962. The mine buildings can be... Continue Reading →

Crookham Court Derelict Manor House

Crookham Court Manor Crookham Court is a beautiful manor in Thatcham, West Berkshire, which stands on what was originally the site of Crookham Manor, which was demolished around the 1850’s. Crookham Court was built as a manor house, but in 1961 became a junior boarding School, serving the people at Greenham Common Army Grounds. This... Continue Reading →

Great War Derelict Cottage

Great War Cottage Solo explore and stumbled on this place quite by chance whilst on the way back from a holiday! Only photos I stumbled on in the whole building were the World War 1 photo postcards dated 1918 with some great little notes on the back, hence the report name.

Annesley Hall – Mansfield

Annesley Hall Annesley Hall is a Grade II listed country house near Annesley in Nottinghamshire, England and the ancestral home of the Chaworth-Musters family. The Hall dates from the mid-13th century and was the home of the Annesley family, passing to the Chaworth family when Alice, heiress to the Manor of Annesley, married George Chaworth,... Continue Reading →

Camelot Abandoned Theme Park

Camelot Abandoned Theme Park The park opened in 1983 and was operating seasonally until late 2012. The park was based on the story of 'Camelot, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table'.  The closure of the park was announced by its operator, Knights Leisure, in November 2012, the managing director blaming poor summer... Continue Reading →

Willington Cooling Towers

Willington Cooling Towers This was quite an interesting look around, prior to visiting Drax and Ironbridge I had not been up and close to a set of cooling towers before... their is something rather 'other worldly' about the noise they make as they stand abadoned. The coal-fired power station at Willington was built in the... Continue Reading →

Crich Quarry

Crich Quarry Geologically, Crich lies on a small inlier of Carboniferous limestone (an outcrop on the edge of the Peak District surrounded by younger Upper Carboniferous rocks). Quarrying for limestone probably began in Roman times. In 1791 Benjamin Outram and Samuel Beresford bought land for a quarry to supply limestone to their new ironworks at... Continue Reading →

USAF Upper Heyford

USAF Air Base USAF Air Base This was  fascinating place to wonder around, just seeing a small part of rural england turned into an American mini state was bizarre, US fuel pumps, stores, baseball fields etc.... Established as an RFC aerodrome in 1915, the site eventually became an RAF bomber station in the 1920's and... Continue Reading →

ROC Nuclear Fallout Observation Bunker

Royal Observer Corps Monitoring Posts are underground bunkers constructed as a result of the Corps' nuclear reporting role and operated during the Cold War between 1955 and 1991. In all but a very few instances the posts were built to a standard design consisting of a 14-foot-deep access shaft, a toilet/store and a monitoring room. The... Continue Reading →

Derelict Hermitage Mill

HermitageMill Hermitage Mill is a Grade II listed structure built by the 4th Duke of Portland. It started life as a cotton-spinning factory in 1803, and by 1848 was manufacturing high-quality embroidery thread for the world-renowned company, Taylor’s of Leicester. By 1894, hosiery manufacturers Samuel Eden & Son were leasing the mill, and eventually bought... Continue Reading →

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