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Report - Fisons Fertilisers, Ipswich, Suffolk, England - May 2016


"Landie" or Harry
Regular User
So during mine and Mooksters May 2016 South East Road Trip, we covered many sites and went onto this really nice decaying old school factory.

It was pretty stripped and bare but beautifully photogenic with some excellent light inside!

The Fisons site was allegedly, originally the location for the first ever complete superphosphate factory. During the mid 19th century, the increasing demand for new, more effective fertilisers for agriculture led to a search for a more effective substitute for crushed bones, the traditional source of fertiliser.

Eventually; Edward Packard discovered that the use of fossil dung, found across East Anglia, contained high levels of phosphate, the ideal base for fertiliser.

Between 1851 and 1854, Packard constructed a warehouse at Paper Mill Lane and was soon pioneering the production of artificial fertilisers for horticulture on an huge scale.

The site was ideal due to the combination of the River Gipping, which could be navigated by barges between Ipswich and Stowmarket from the late 18th century onwards.

The addition of the railway line in 1846 provided the means to import raw materials and export fertilisers.

Joseph Fison joined Edward Packard in 1858 and constructed his chemical works opposite the North Warehouse. The lower two floors of this factory/warehouse; date from this time and bagging and storage took place here.

These parts of the factory are identified on early Ordnance Survey maps as the Eastern Union Works, proving the North Warehouse was purpose-built and directly associated with the production of superphosphates.

The factory shut its doors in 2002 and has remained empty ever since.




















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mockney reject

28DL Regular User
Regular User
I like this place, been there a few times and its a nice chilled explore.

It's a shame someone had set the conveyor on fire last time i visited :(


28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Such a lovely place been there twice coming back up to the third time last time I went I forgot how massive the place is I will let yall know how it is when I go again