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    Report - Chipping Norton War Memorial Hospital, Oxfordshire - June 2021

    History Struggled to find much online other than this, The original building was erected as a private house before 1875 and during World War I it was presented by Mrs Walford and run as a Red Cross hospital by Mrs Daly of Over Norton Park. It was opened as a war memorial in 1920 and run as a...
  2. Endling

    Report - Bowaters / Papropak Paper Mill, Ellesmere Port - January 2024

    A great local explore here, a huge paper mill shut for 27 years. In terms of history, it really doesn't get any better than this comment from Mark Stores, somebody who actually worked there: A photo of the active site can be seen on this Flickr page with the following quote from member Gordon...
  3. Webbs0710

    Report - J.H. Weatherby Falcon Pottery, Stoke-on-Trent, Oct 22

    Here is yet another report on this old gem... it's always been on the agenda to get done, it's one of those massive sites that just sticks around forever. I finally got around to it last year although I couldn't drone it at the time, as I managed to crash into a wall at a mill the day before...
  4. Vez

    Report - Abingdon Street Post Office, Blackpool - September 2023

    THE HISTORY Designed by Architect Walter Pott the Abingdon Street Post office first opened its doors to the public on 8th November 1910. It served the public until 12th September 2007 when it closed its doors for the final time. Alterations were made in 1930 with the addition of the Telephone...
  5. dansgas1000

    Report - Beerseba Independent Chapel aka Dead Sheep Chapel, Wales - May 2023

    Introduction This is a place me and @JakeV50 had seen pictures of in the past so we decided to visit as part of our Wales trip back in May. Information & History This lovely rural chapel is marked on OS 2nd Edition Maps as Capel Beer-seba and is an example of many chapels in Wales that were...
  6. UrbexBee20

    Report - Fort Gilkicker - Hampshire - November 2021

    History of Fort Gilkicker Fort Gilkicker is a historic Palmerston fort built at the eastern end of Stokes Bay, Gosport, Hampshire to dominate the key anchorage of Spithead. It was erected between 1863 and 1871 as a semi-circular arc with 22 casemates, to be armed with five twelve-inch guns...
  7. TheBackpackExplorer


    The History The Cowling Mill Spinning Co Ltd., was registered in May 1905, building work began with the foundations being laid in September 1905. Work in constructing the mill continued night & day as a flag was hoisted to the top of the chimney at the beginning of May 1906. In August 1906 the...
  8. TheBackpackExplorer


    The History Oaklands was built between 1882-1883, The house was designed by Bolton based architectural firm of Bradshaw & Gass. The house is built of pressed red brick, it is a convolution of architectural styles; Gothic & Queen Anne revival. The house has an octagonal turret & terracotta...
  9. TheBackpackExplorer


    The History St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church has been derelict since the last mass took place in October 1995 - In 1877, the second designed rebuild was done by Mr. Goldie, of the firm of Messrs - Goldie & Child, London. Originally, The first service was held on 22nd January, 1871, in a small...
  10. TheBackpackExplorer


    The History Springside Paper Mill, where paper was made continuously since 1834 - originally belonging to John Livesey who had previously run paper mills at Prestolee & Springfield. At this time rags & textiles were recycled to make paper; wood pulp was not used in papermaking until about 1910...
  11. TheBackpackExplorer


    The History Springside Paper Mill, where paper was made continuously since 1834 - originally belonging to John Livesey who had previously run paper mills at Prestolee & Springfield. At this time rags & textiles were recycled to make paper; wood pulp was not used in papermaking until about 1910...
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    Report - Thorpe St. Andrew's Hospital, Norwich - June 2021

    Aaaaaagh! First Report Time! - Please leave some constructive criticism for me! - Also, please correct me if I have any information incorrect! History The original hospital building, opened in 1814, was designed by Francis Stone. In 1849, John Brown designed and built the wings to the ward...
  13. CBT699

    Information - Soviet Hospital

    New to this site first post... Visit a Hospital over in Germany before the pandemic.
  14. UrbexTreasure

    Report - Cricket Pavillion - Norfolk - September 2018

    Whilst on a spontaneous trip to the Norfolk Coast I was scanning online to find some abandoned spots to visit, just cant help myself sometimes ;) Found this cricket pavilion that is located next to a large manor house in the Norfolk village of Guist. It is believed to have been built in 1907...
  15. UrbexTreasure

    Report - RAF Upwood - Ramsey - October 2018

    RAF Upwood (Night time) This was one of my first introductions to exploring abandoned places, I had previously seen it in the day light but me and my friend went on a spontaneous trip here at night time. This allows a different perspective of it and to get more of an eerie vibe. There was no...
  16. UrbexTreasure

    Report - Peak District Church - Ocotber 2018

    Whilst on a hike in the Peaks we stumbled across this little hidden church in complete disrepair and all of the gravestones unkept and forgotten. UrbexTreasure
  17. UrbexTreasure

    Report - Camelot Theme Park - September 2018

    History: Opened and established in 1983 however closed to the public in 2012. Camelot Theme Park was originally inspired by the legend of King Arthur and featured medieval-themed attractions and roller coasters such as Caterpillar Capers, Junior Dragon Coaster, Dragon Flyer, Excalibur, and...
  18. ForgottenBuildings

    Report - Wet offices - Germany - February 2020

    History: This factory was established in 1981 and was a major producer of data security systems and other IT-systems. This company ran successfully until 2014, at this time the company went bankrupt. Nowadays after 6 years of abandonment this facility has decayed severely, and gave of a really...
  19. Joshrowlands

    Report - Wagon & Horses, Stoke on Trent, February 2020

    History The earliest known record of the pub is from 1818, with the first record of the name "Waggon & Horses" from 1834. The pub was renamed Potters Lodge, before returning to its original name in 2009 when new owners bought and refurbished the venue. A local resident said it had been...
  20. DustySensorPhotography

    Report - St Joseph's Seminary - Upholland - May 2019

    ST JOSEPH'S SEMINARY: So I explored this place a little while ago, and decided to post my first report in a while because it's been cropping up a bit more recently. This place has been abandoned since 1991, leaving it abandoned for 28 years! This is largely shown in the decay that this place...