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Report - Granary No.5, Avonmouth - May 2015


WhoDaresWins

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Visited with @Seffy

Having both been interested in the mills at Avonmouth docks, near Bristol, ever since starting exploring this is a long time coming. The lovely CWS mill got knocked down in 2013 and since then we have been discussing and scoping access to one or more of the mills. We finally sussed out access to the Ford mill and Spillers silo one night in November 2014 (reports coming soon). However, it's a bit of distance from No.5 Granary within the port and port police patrol regularly as we found out. As such we had to devise a different way of getting there. We soon had a plan so in February we did a dry run. All went well so we returned with cameras the next night.

We both weren't too happy with the photos we got despite flicking on some of the light switches inside. As such, we decided to up the ante and attempt this one in the daytime. A few of the photos from this report are from our night visit in February. But I'm glad we made it in during the day.

We entered in the morning and headed straight to the roof. Unfortunately the weather was a bit rubbish so sunrise wouldn't of been worth it (it did improve later on though). After that we had some breakfast and then caught about an hours sleep on the cleanest floor we could find. Most of the floors are infested with pigeons. The building has been derelict for about 30 years as made apparent by all the bird shit and pigeon carcasses. Though not as bad as the Spillers silo. Having done all three remaining mills at Avonmouth I'm pretty sure I've seen a pigeon at every stage of decomposition!

It was a fun explore but also a bit strange to do in the day. The port is so noisy! The amount of activity going on outside whilst walking around this huge old granary building is surreal.

Unfortunately history on this building is sparse. It's called Granary No.5 and I'm assuming it was used as part of the Spillers mill that used to be in the port. But I could be wrong.

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Thanks for looking.​
 

Yorrick

A fellow of infinite jest
Regular User
Great Photos and well done :thumb

Apart from the pigeons, the place looks untouched!
 

Oxygen Thief

Admin
Staff member
Admin
Yeah, that is spot on, nice work. It's a very intimidating place !
 

Collingwood

The quiet one..
28DL Full Member
Outstanding effort, and a superb set of pics.
Drive past here so often, would love to give it a go if you ever return!
 

Paradox

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Cracking shots mate, looks like you had a good explore there :thumb
 

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