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Report - Ruins Of Hillgreen Farm, Norfolk - April 2021


dauntless - ue

28DL Full Member
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A reminder of simpler times:

So i've been exploring for nearly 6 years, am now settled with how I explore, who I know on the urbex community & i've now decided to share some of these locations i've visited on this forum. Starting with this fairly basic location with a fair backstory. At the start of this year, I have been looking back at what it was that I liked most about derp finding to me personally. I soon came to the conclusion it was the memories & types of explores associated with the earliest times I had. All beginning the summer I started going out early in the morning alone, exploring the local villages and occasionally finding these beautiful unaltered clay lump cottages, redundant churches & ruins etc. This was all pre July 2015, back in the days before I came across my first properly untouched old house, which sadly didn't end well in the long run and now so many of these places are still ending in a bad way today. This hobby was certainly something new for me at the time and provided much needed change I was looking for, for quite some time to replace other stuff which was now bringing me down. Some of these little clay lump cottages are still around today, but going out to see them regularly as opposed to going out early in the morning & finding ones that aren't photographed for the first time isn't quite the same.

The other week, I went out on a solo urbex trip with my old bike again, not long after seeing a few locations with two other local explorers. One was an old school that reminded me of these early days so was sure there'd be more out there. I had no idea wether i'd find anything at all that day, It was still early morning when I noticed this old track going towards a wooded area & there was a derelict looking farm building lurking inside it. So I turned around, cycled up the path even though I had a few other places to return to another 25 miles away that day. Once I got to the top, I noticed through the trees was the remains of an old farmhouse as hoped, and further below was a large overgrown pond. Ok so although it was a more of a ruin than i'd usually go for. I wasn't going to miss this early morning photo opportunity I had infront of me. Exploring it revealed the back side of it to be more interesting than the front, remains of fireplaces, an old water pipe that was likely going only to an old Belfast / London sink, and the classic clay lump decay on the interior side of the wall. No unnatural damage whatsoever. No confirmation of when it was abandoned, although it feels more like a fictional "when is he coming back home from the war?" themed location. The outbuilding structure houses an intact chain on the old door frame. It's one of those simple things that I certainly liked to see back then. It's more of a remote place to photograph what is there. My 2002 Fujifilm s602 which i've had for many years had a fairly good photo success rate despite it's old age, the quality keeping in line with my old photos from the early days. Once I left, I felt satisfied knowing that these places are still lurking about like I hoped during the time before I found this place. Reminders of the simple life before electricity & also before most of the things we now have today that we can't seem to live without. The peace, the early morning & the unknown feel of being here for me personally was certainly worth it.

Aside from the unnaturally long write-up i've done on this location, here are the pics:

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Thanks for looking. Future locations i'll be sharing will mainly be rural stuff, this would include some unaltered old houses i've found over the years, but they will be ones that have since been redeveloped & are no longer explorable for obvious reasons.
 

Calamity Jane

i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
Regular User
Welcome to the world of posting. Good 1st report. Nicely formatted. Its good your a seasoned explorer. The above has great photos, but is a very soggy dismantled derp. Quite hard to tell what bits are intact.

But anyway well done on the amount of history and great photos. Warm welcome :thumb
 

dauntless - ue

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Welcome to the world of posting. Good 1st report. Nicely formatted. Its good your a seasoned explorer. The above has great photos, but is a very soggy dismantled derp. Quite hard to tell what bits are intact.

But anyway well done on the amount of history and great photos. Warm welcome :thumb
Thanks for the advice, am willing to receive more in my future posts. Some of the other stuff is also quite basic as with this but will focus on the better locations i've come across for this forum.
 
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