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Report - Bass Maltings - Sleaford - August 2015

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Urbexbandoned, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. Urbexbandoned

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    The Bass Maltings in Sleaford, England are a large disused group of eight malt houses originally owned by the Bass Brewery of Burton upon Trent. Constructed between 1901 and 1907 to Herbert A. Couchman's design, the maltings are the largest group of malt houses in England; they have been designated Grade II* on the National Heritage List for England, recognising them as "particularly important ... of more than special interest."
    Part of the predominately agricultural county of Lincolnshire, the Sleaford area was a major producer of barley in the 1880s. When germinated and dried to form malt, barley forms a key ingredient in the production of beer. Along with the town's railway links, this attracted the Bass brewery company to the town. The use of more efficient techniques at Bass's other plant led to the closure of Sleaford's maltings in 1959. Despite being used to rear poultry in the late 20th century, the buildings have not been fully occupied since Bass left and a fire in 1976 caused severe damage to three of the malthouses. Derelict since the 1990s, proposals to convert the buildings into office, retail and residential space were put on hold in early 2015 after lengthy delays over planning permission and the withdrawal of a major investor

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    Ventured down with Hamtagger. HT had been before so all I had seen was in pictures and videos. I liked what I saw though on the approach, nice red brick buildings which now looked very out of place next to a housing estate. The walkways between the malt houses are something I was drawn to, I quite liked them, timber build connected to that lovely red brick. A few of the roofs had gone due to past fires but it was nice all the same.
    We got up close and on arrival noticed there was another couple of people there, they certainly weren’t dressed for exploring but it appeared they were there for the same reason we were. Anyhow, soon found entry to the building and the first building was the one I liked the most. After mooching around and playing with dead animals (HT), We headed out to see the rest. Had quite a good look around and then we were going to try and see the staircase, just literally climbing over when the guy we had seen earlier shouted over to us that it was all sealed. I mean, exploring.. meant to be quiet… and all of a sudden someone shouts quite loud about an area being sealed up….. When we walked back to the fence I spotted a gap adjacent to the wall, I had the pleasure in getting through, it wasn’t easy. Chest a bit too big but with a little squeeze I was through and then watched HT climb over. Anyway, it wasn’t sealed as you can see from my pics and I really enjoyed this place. It has it’s fair share of pigeon shit which I had the pleasure of laying down in just to get that picture. Anyway, on with the pics.

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    Some really nice shots there, it is a fantastic place to see.
     
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    Well now, that's nice & tidy ! :thumb (report that is ... laying in pigeon :turd ....:eek: )
     
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    Yes and a somewhat delicious spiral staircase to boot.
     
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    Very nice loving the spiral staircase ..
     
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    Looks even better with age...went some time ago....great pics :thumb
     
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    That's a great angle of the spiral staircase, well worth having a little lie down in bird cack :)

    Enjoyed seeing those bits I hadn't seen before that day :)
     
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    The staircase really is the best bit allthough I did enjoy the other areas. The reflections in the empty bits with the pillars were great but it is all about that staircase.

    Thanks HT, always a great day even if I did have to lie in bird shite ;)
     
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    Thinking of going here today. Is it easy to get in ?
     
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    It's holding up well that place is, especially as most maltings get hideous fires in the night.

    Staircase makes that place though, and you shot it well.
     
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    Its had more than its fair share of late night fires no?
    Haven't been for years but it was in a hell of a state back then and I went properly through the floor within about 10min.
    Decided the clever thing to do was to get from one end block to the other end block without touching the ground - IE using only the bridges and shafting gantrys. Hilarious, especially navigating across the non existant fourth floors of the burnt out blocks doing a tightrope walk across 200ft of 6" rsj....
     
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    Oh yeah for sure, but at least it's still actually there.
     
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    Thanks mate :)

    Fuck that, you've got more balls than me. I didn't find it that dangerous really but then as you went so long ago those parts may not have been accessible when I went. There were a lot of areas which we couldn't get to
     
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    hi i am just wondering did you get into the bass maltings ??
     
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