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Report - RAF Harlaxton Decontamination Hospital, Grantham, Lincs - December 2015

HughieD

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Regular User
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Been a while since I've done a report. The site is just outside Grantham behind Harlaxton Hall where the pretty extensive remains of the WW2 decontamination hospital can be found, including a stand-by set house, main building and several blast trenches. It became a satellite base to RAF Grantham, and from the late 1940s to 1991 also served as a Royal Observer Corps post. Other than that, hard to find much info about the place.

It's easy access if you know where it is. It's a really interesting site so I'm surprised I've seen very few reports from here. Anyhow...on with the pictures.

The first thing that comes into sight are some blast trenches:

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...where nature is definitely winning:

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Then the main building appears through the trees:

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The front has two stepped entrances:

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Inside it's pretty bare apart from the bad graff:

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Although this would have made a nice cover for a Manic Street Preachers record!

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It's pretty solid but in places the building is starting to crumble:

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Then on to the Stand-by Set house:

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A new addition since I last visited is some half-decent graff:

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This raised concrete area just outside the stand-by set house was probably used as a stand for an oil or water tank.

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Further into the woods there's some platform like structures, probably the bases of nissen huts that have long since rusted away.

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..and the odd other remaining structure:

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