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Report - Morlands Tannery, Glastonbury. June 2014

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by wellingtonian, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. wellingtonian

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    Morlands Tannery, Glastonbury​


    My daughter was responsible for spotting this one, while out and about with her mates, so seemed only fair that I took her along to have a closer look.

    A little history;

    Exterior


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    This is one of two remaining buildings left on what would have been a big site in its day. Second building is well sealed.

    Found our access to this one without too much trouble, but had to scamper in quickly as we were overlooked by a group of pikey caravans on the nearby waste ground.

    The building in General is in a pretty shonky condition, with structural scaffolding and wall braces holding parts of the place up.


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    The internal courtyard


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    Despite this, the roof seemed fairly good and the interior is, for the most parts, pretty dry.

    We found a few things of interest.


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    Some machinery


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    Stripped out switchgear


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    Lots of paperwork


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    And general derpyness


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    And finally, Georgia the explorer


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    Should mention that the ground floor area near the pikey camp is being used for storage of various tools, fuel cans etc.

    Nothing too outstanding, but we spent an enjoyable hour mooching around on a lovely evening.

    Cheers for looking :)
     

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    Shame it's so stripped, a couple of nice bits though. i bet it was amazing a few years ago.
     
  3. Idavoll

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    I think I've passed this on my way to Street village; nice explore. :)
     
  4. dweeb

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    I bet there is some stuff to find with some raking in that place, looks like "one of those places"

    Great report.
     
  5. wellingtonian

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    Yep, that's the one.
     
  6. wellingtonian

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    Yes dweeb, it defo needs picking over with a future explore. Only just scratched the surface really. Cheers.
     
  7. Will Knot

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    Looks mint that mate, nice report, thanks for sharin' :thumb
     
  8. rigsby

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    It use to be massive when I was a kid! not much left now.
     
  9. wellingtonian

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    Yes mate, assuming all the wasteland surrounding the remaining buildings were once factory buildings, it must have been immense. Pikeys / travellers seem to have moved in big style currently.
     
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