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  1. Terminal Decline

    Report - Mackenzie King Ltd Bottle Top Factory, Newlyn, Cornwall - May 2019

    Despite being a member on this site for over a year now and with the exception of my big report on the china clay industry, I have so far failed to make any reports of the many sites I have visited in the county I have lived in for most of my life History The building first appears on the 1908...
  2. Hvdes

    Report - Wheal Trewavas Mine Buildings, Cornwall - August 2019

    This was quite a nice find that I found whilst I was looking for some of the costal pillboxes that used to line the coast of Cornwall to fend off enemy ships and planes during the war. I don't have much history to this however they are located in between Praa Sands and Porthleven and that...
  3. Midnightprowler

    Kennall Vale, Cornwall

    Hi everyone, I hope we have some Cornish People in here that can maybe answer this or even provide photos. So I just did a search on here and couldn't find anything about Kennall vale in Ponsanooth, Cornwall. For those of you that haven't heard of this place, it's an old gun powder mining...
  4. Sam the climber

    Report - Headlands Hotel - Port Isaac, Cornwall - August 2019

    History The site is a derelict 11 bedroom hotel with beautiful sea views, in the Port Gaverne area, near Port Isaac, Cornwall. The 3rd Earl Fortescue, from Devon, owned the land in the late 19th Century. It's known to have been sold again, in 1946, to a woman named Mary Edith Appleton. The...
  5. Sam the climber

    Report - RMS Mülheim shipwreck, Land's End, Cornwall - August 2019

    History The Zeus was originally flying the flag of Antigua and Barbados, when she was bought by a German shipping company and renamed RMS Mülheim in 1999. She was a 295 foot steel cargo ship, carrying plastic car parts from Ireland to Germany, when disaster struck as she rounded Land's End on...
  6. M

    Abandoned Cornwall/Devon

    Hi all, have explored a good few places in and around the west coast of Cornwall but would be grateful for suggestions of other places to go that are in the area (ish)
  7. eddsup

    Report - Bike Bungalow, Bude, Cornwall - July 2019

    Small bungalow. Lounge, diner, kitchen, 2 bedrooms. Large workshop with further large outbuilding and Greenhouse Tunnel. On a nice plot with a small lake overgrown with weeds. The owner obviously loved motorcycles. Workshop used to make/repair/service them and another building to paint them.
  8. T

    Report - Cornish Shipwreck: RMS Mulheim

    The history On the 22nd of March 2003 the RMS Mulheim cargo ship ran aground in Cornwall England close to Lands End. The crew were all winched to safety and no one was seriously hurt. Most of the cargo was removed but it was not possible to save the ship. It was abandoned and a few months later...
  9. T

    Report - Gligga Head mine Cornwall: Giant stope & middle level

    The history Cligga head is a well known mine in Cornwall close to Perranporth. What makes it so special is that it starts (finishes?) on a cliff face so the multiple adits / holes have a great visual impact before you even get inside. The area had been mined for hundreds of years though the main...
  10. COLDSNXPS

    Hi from Cornwall!

    Hey everyone, Just a quick hello to introduce myself to you fine people. Long time lurker of 28DL but finally got round to making an account, hopefully I will be able to contribute to this fine community in the near future. Born and raised in Cornwall, always enjoyed exploring off the beaten...
  11. N

    Report - Abandoned carehome

    Just outside Falmouth is a Abandoned carehome, closed down in 2014. A very difficult place to find but have to be careful as there is houses next to it. It didn’t look much on the outside but it definitely delivered. After a 10 minuets of going around the building a way In was very unlikely. But...
  12. eddsup

    Report - Woollen Mill, North Tawton, Devon - June 2019

    Woollen Mill in North Tawton, Devon. Been posted in the past but nice to see updates. It has been tidied up and site cleared to make way for building works. They have knocked down the site nearest the Gregory Distribution yard and now started building houses. Soon to build more houses and...
  13. kernow84

    Report - spirit of the west theme park cornwall march 25th update, now demolished

    popped up to winnards perch to see the abandoned wild west theme park, looks like i came a bit late as the whole site has been flattened, new houses being built on the site to extend the holiday resort next door, bit of a shame really , was looking forward to seeing it
  14. eddsup

    Report - House in the Woods, Launceston, Cornwall Feb 2019

    Just outside Launceston hidden from google view is an abandoned house. Newspapers and comics from the 80’s. Due to the old nature of belongings and books signed/gifted in 1892 and 1912 being abandoned from 80’s sounds right. The owners themselves would of been into 80/90’s old themselves. A lot...
  15. eddsup

    Report - Radon Bungalow, Near Tavistock Devon, Feb 2019

    Sorry no history on this. The bungalow has been cleared of any paperwork. Some family photos but no dates. There was a newspaper from 2002. A neighbour said the person now associated with the place is in prison, wether true or not I don’t know.
  16. eddsup

    Report - Headland Hotel, Port Issac, Cornwall - Feb 2019

    Headlands Hotel @ Port Gaverne, Port Issac. Closed 2010. After 22 years the owners decided to retire and sell up. Even when it was open it was a very outdated hotel. Approx 2013 an application was submitted to knock down and build new hotel. As with all these types applications they seem to...
  17. eddsup

    Report - Fort Austin, Plymouth, Devon, Oct 2018

    I visited in October 2018 but only now been able to post. While looking around I bumped into the police as I was coming out. They where nice and let me finish looking around. The tunnels are regularly used by drug users so the police walk through most of the time. 3 main areas to this site...
  18. eddsup

    Report - Bridge Cottage, Launceston, Cornwall, 2018

    I visited in September 2018 and never got round to uploading these pictures. It has been posted since then by others. Each time more damaged. I think most the tankards have gone as well. Small cottage. Just a two up two down. A Rover car buried outside under brambles. Large garage with another...
  19. eddsup

    Report - Safari House, Totnes, Devon, Jan 2019

    Safari House, also known as Artists House and Glitterball House. Hard to find, hidden off an old road, impassable by car and invisible to Google’s aerial view. I have never seen so many squirrels. There must of been 20 just on each tree. All looking at me, squealing like the sound of a dog...
  20. kernow84

    Report - fistral bay hotel cornwall 5th december 2018

    Been here a few times now, probably my favourite explore n the area, was opened in 1912, has been shut for years, the current owners have recently been granted permission to turn it into flats but when they got it they immediately put it back up for sale with the planning permission included...
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