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Report - Butterley Engineering - Ripley, Derbyshire - June 2017

moz88

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28DL Full Member
#1
Stumbled on this site by chance whilst looking for a quarry; and was glad I did as the grounds are pretty expansive and the main industrial building is quite awe inspiring on a bright sunny day, especially once you get inside. Having glanced over some of the reports here I felt I'd add my own, given recent fire damage. Had a good mooch about but I did not manage the top floor of the industrial building, which may also be damaged by fire although the ground floor ceiling was intact (see photos).

Background:
The Butterley Company was an English manufacturing firm founded by Benjamin Outram and Company in 1790. Portions of it existed until 2009. The company was a major iron works provider for more than two centuries and had a hand in the construction of many iconic buildings, including St Pancras Station, Vauxhall Bridge, Portsmouth's Spinnaker Tower, the Falkirk Wheel and many more.

Historical pics and interesting facts:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/derby/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_8470000/8470702.stm
The building was subject to an arson attack by some arsehole in April 2017:
http://www.nottinghampost.com/six-f...ict-building/story-30271021-detail/story.html


PICS!

Smoke stained wall:
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Fire Damage:
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The office building loft was a nice bonus feature
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Thumper

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#2
Great atmospheric photographs! Interesting place with lots of great features, a real shame about the fire but doesn't seem to have done masses of damage, thankfully.
 

Lolz101

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#8
Nice set of images, I really like this site lots of ridiculous fun getting from one building to the other :thumb
 

Scoobysrt

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28DL Full Member
#9
Just come back from here, hardly any artefacts left at all. I got in the spiral staircase workshop and the one to the right of it accessing through a slit in the wall.
Didn't get in the separate building next to the car park and didn't get in anywhere on the far side.
I climbed over the main gate to get in but found a much much easier access point to get out.
Not a very long visit (took much longer to get there lol) but another mooch ticked off the list.
 

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