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rizla01
October 16th, 2011, 12:21
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If anyone in Essex is looking for a site with plenty of photo opportunity
then I have found one that needs pretty prompt response, as it is
due to be bulldozed imminently and is getting vandalised by the day.

You have probably got 4-6 weeks before its too late.


Here is what it USED to look like back in history



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/rizla01/Urbex/mill.jpg



Rochford is situated on the small River Roach.

Historically, the town’s principal trade was in
corn: in 1850, 45% of the town’s working population were employed in agriculture, with much
of the local produce being transported by vessels from the mills and quay at Stambridge.

The connection between the mill and the employment and prosperity of the town is, therefore, historic.

However, during the 1970s and 80s, a large commercial area grew up
to the south of the Stambridge Mills around Rochford Shipyard.


Stambridge Mills

The site is adjacent to the River Roach and has historically been used as a mill for the transport and processing
of grain. This activity stopped in the late 90s and the site has been vacant since.
The site area is 1.8 Ha.


And more recently, just before its closure.


http://s0.geograph.org.uk/photos/12/25/122515_0f8a83ba.jpg


It has been set fire to, twice, and a lot of the main buildings are pretty well boarded up and therefore dark. Already some of the brick buildings (offices) have been levelled and more will soon follow.

Here is the Front View

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/rizla01/Urbex/P1010538.jpg


And the side view.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/rizla01/Urbex/P1010524.jpg


Here are some of the shots taken once inside.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/rizla01/Urbex/P1010387.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/rizla01/Urbex/P1010509.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/rizla01/Urbex/P1010510.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/rizla01/Urbex/P1010501.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/rizla01/Urbex/P1010429.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/rizla01/Urbex/P1010397.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/rizla01/Urbex/P1010389.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/rizla01/Urbex/P1010382.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/rizla01/Urbex/P1010376.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/rizla01/Urbex/P1010365.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/rizla01/Urbex/P1010364.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/rizla01/Urbex/P1010398.jpg

A couple of 2nd storey shots outside.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/rizla01/Urbex/P1010408.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/rizla01/Urbex/P1010407.jpg




Moving towards the outside

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/rizla01/Urbex/P1010381.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/rizla01/Urbex/P1010413.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/rizla01/Urbex/P1010422.jpg


Pretty weird place to post your letters?


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/rizla01/Urbex/P1010474.jpg



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/rizla01/Urbex/P1010436.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/rizla01/Urbex/P1010440.jpg


Now these MUST be worth a climb. (Over 100Ft)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/rizla01/Urbex/P1010444.jpg


Inside some of the outbuildings.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/rizla01/Urbex/P1010451.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/rizla01/Urbex/P1010460.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/rizla01/Urbex/P1010479.jpg



Look. An industrial Snail.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/rizla01/Urbex/P1010552.jpg


PROBABLY not live!!


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/rizla01/Urbex/P1010468.jpg




I hope that this report isn't too picture heavy (Less is more, Etc) but it is a huge site and there is a lot more than one person on his own (And a newbie to URBEX at that) can manage.


Complete set of pics HERE (http://photobucket.com/Rankins?albumview=slideshow)