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Report - RAF Harlaxton Decontamination Hospital, Grantham, Lincs - December 2015

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by HughieD, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. HughieD

    HughieD 28DL Regular User
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    Been a while since I've done a report. The site is just outside Grantham behind Harlaxton Hall where the pretty extensive remains of the WW2 decontamination hospital can be found, including a stand-by set house, main building and several blast trenches. It became a satellite base to RAF Grantham, and from the late 1940s to 1991 also served as a Royal Observer Corps post. Other than that, hard to find much info about the place.

    It's easy access if you know where it is. It's a really interesting site so I'm surprised I've seen very few reports from here. Anyhow...on with the pictures.

    The first thing that comes into sight are some blast trenches:

    [​IMG]img3218 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    [​IMG]img3226 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    ...where nature is definitely winning:

    [​IMG]img3227 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Then the main building appears through the trees:

    [​IMG]img3225 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    [​IMG]img3235 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    The front has two stepped entrances:

    [​IMG]img3229 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    [​IMG]img3230 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Inside it's pretty bare apart from the bad graff:

    [​IMG]img3236 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    [​IMG]img3238 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Although this would have made a nice cover for a Manic Street Preachers record!

    [​IMG]img3239 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    It's pretty solid but in places the building is starting to crumble:

    [​IMG]img3241 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    [​IMG]img3242 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Then on to the Stand-by Set house:

    [​IMG]img3247 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    A new addition since I last visited is some half-decent graff:

    [​IMG]img3249 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    [​IMG]img3250 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    This raised concrete area just outside the stand-by set house was probably used as a stand for an oil or water tank.

    [​IMG]img3254 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Further into the woods there's some platform like structures, probably the bases of nissen huts that have long since rusted away.

    [​IMG]img3255 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    ..and the odd other remaining structure:

    [​IMG]img3234 by HughieDW, on Flickr
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