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Report - Butterley Engineering, Ripley, Derbyshire, June 2016

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Esoteric Eric, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. Esoteric Eric

    Esoteric Eric 28DL Regular User
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    It appears that the bus through Derbyshire via Milford Mill, The House of the Damned and Butterley Engineering has been running regularly over the last few months but I thought I would share this visit from early last month as there are no pictures here so far of the aforementioned medical room and offices.

    We all like a bit of medical porn and the office building had an interesting loft space ;-).

    It seems I managed to miss the large safe though.

    History

    The Butterley Company was an English manufacturing firm founded as Benjamin Outram and Company in 1790. Portions of it existed until 2009.

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    Interesting to see the medical room, it's weird how bits open up and get sealed here proper randomly. Noticed a distinct lack of pics from the social club/canteen area
     
  3. Esoteric Eric

    Esoteric Eric 28DL Regular User
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    On my visit all but one building were accessible with a little imagination. The one that was sealed was to the right of the original entrance which it has been mentioned had some kind of bomb door.

    I must've missed the social/ canteen area unless it was in this building.

    It is quite an interesting place this works, especially with its history.
     
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    Good to see the medical room etc i was unlucky on my visit everywhere had been freshly sealed what looked like the day before, thanks for posting a rarely seen part.
     
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    That's a shame. Cheers.
     
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    Yeah, I didn't see the medical room either... everything other than that room with the spiral staircase was sealed when I went in May
     
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    It's all doable with some imagination, the office part with the ballroom is home to some very early paperwork. I was lucky enough to get into everywhere here including the main works prior to demolition. My grandad used to take me for tours when it was working.
     
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    I've been trying to get down to the underground sections of this for ages, looks like I'll just have to get a boat :/
     
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