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Report - Roebuck Barracks (aka Appleton Pig Farm) - York, England - June 2020


ROEBUCK BARRACKS
- York, England
- June 2020


HISTORY
Roebuck Barracks, located next to RAF Acaster Malbis airfield, was originally a military base commissioned in 1942 and used briefly by Canadian Air Force 601 Squadron, before being developed into a bomber base the following year. It was decommissioned in the 1960s and the land was sold in a public auction, after which is was converted into a pig farm (also known as a Piggery) and was used to breed pigs until its closure in the 1990s.
The site is very large, spanning 6 hectares and consisting of 49 derelict building of different sizes. There are three small ponds on site, two situated towards the north and another at the southern end of the site.
In 2014, there were plans put forward to demolish the site and build 17 residential houses. These plans were rejected due to objections from locals, and the fact that the site is situated within an area that is prone to flooding. As of 2020, the site remains a community of empty, overgrown and crumbling buildings.

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EXPLORE
This site has to be the closest thing to a ghost town that i have ever explored. It is absolutely massive, wish I had a drone to capture the sheer size of the place. It's easily three times as big as Allen Brickworks, and has much less graffiti, it's just been left naturally decay and become very overgrown after years and years of abandonment.
It was great to see and hear lots of wildlife in the area. I saw afew hares, plenty of birds and butterflies. It felt like one huge garden centre village! Took a good few hours to get around the entire place, and although it did get a little samey, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Thanks for looking.
 

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