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Report - Murphy's Machinery, Menston - August 2015

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by hamtagger, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. hamtagger

    hamtagger 28DL Regular User
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    Murphy’s Machinery

    The Explore

    Visited with my better half @Urbexbandoned :) A bit of a back-up location after things didn't go to plan at a mill in the area and we decided against the "death by pikey-horse/dog" access followed by a bit of nosey neighbour avoidance at High Royds. Nice little place to be honest and quite photogenic so was a mellow way to spend an hour :)

    The History

    G.L Murphy’s Machinery Ltd. was an industrial parts manufacturer established in 1930. They were based in this mill, named Imperial Works, on the rural outskirts of Menston in West Yorkshire. The company made tools, belt driven machinery, transmissions and electrical equipment, specialising in items for tanners and leather manufacturers in addition to glue and gelatine plants. They produced batch runs of specialist components and carried out renovation work on various machine parts.

    Imperial Works is primarily constructed from locally mined millstone grit and features an attractive redbrick chimney. It covers a fairly expansive area amid rural farmland to the north of Menston, just off Otley Road. Some parts of the site are still in use but this older section is now falling into rapid decay. Most clues from items found within the G.L Murphy factory appear to date its closure to some time in the mid 1970s.

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    As always thanks for looking and feedback always appreciated :thumb
     

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  2. Coolboyslim

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    Sweet little place this ain't it @hamtagger m8ty. And yea gotta agree some nice pics you got there and very photogenic. High royds and the dogs/ walkers pain in the ass lmao. Glad you had fun thx for report m8ty
     
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    Lovely set of pics :thumb great day as always. Loved the little revisit to High Royds :)
     
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    Yeah i wasn't expecting the earth in this place but it turned out to be a cool little place to spend an hour. Thanks for the comment CBS ::thumb

    Yeah it was another top day as always :) And that is one stunning building at Royd's. Thanks sweets :thumb
     
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  5. Will Knot

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    Like it... nice report :thumb
     
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    We did it the other way around recently, after a disappointing visit to Murphys in the dark (Floors are sketchy enough in there as it is!), we went for a flying visit to High Royd's. Still need to get a report up on the place after to many visits!

    Loving the pictures! Surprised there's still as much there as there is! We didn't even dare step on some of the floors the last time we were there, just tapping your foot on them made them bend like crazy!
     
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    Thanks Will :)

    Thanks mate. Yeah the upper floor/balcony bit and those steps are a bit dodgy but luckily i had my ballerina shoes on that day lol. Thanks for your comment :)
     
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