Web
Analytics
Report - - Stamford Shoe Works - South Wigston - Leicestershire - Feb 2014 | Industrial Sites | 28DaysLater.co.uk
  • Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections, plus Private & Local Groups and a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. However, creating an account allows you to search, post replies, start new threads, use bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems. Also, it removes some ads.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - Stamford Shoe Works - South Wigston - Leicestershire - Feb 2014

Beeker

28DL Member
28DL Member
#1
I have passed this building for many years knowing it was empty and inevitably be regenerated for flats. i had scoped it out a couple of times but entry points were covered heavily with overgrowth and as it is on a busy side street entry would have taken a while and been noticeable.
Thankfully the builders had done all the work for me externally, so a short break in the traffic and a quick leap of a 5.5ft wall and i had reached my goal.

The history available on this building and the shoe company is scarce online, but it seems the industry took up presence in the late 19th century to cope with the need for mass production.

IMG_0365_zps8e943728.jpg

the building currently with scaffolding ready for refit, the building is in the conservation area of south wigston and will be kept the same due to planning apps stating this and the signage will stay

IMG_0357_zpsffb0c85f.jpg

the internals are devoid of any industrial remanants, it seems the building was in use till the 80s so all old stuff is pretty much gone apart from the structure

IMG_0360_zps3ddc9b41.jpg

the main internal structure shows sign of change, some steel beans seem to have gone and left the retaining holes visible

IMG_0355_zpsb02d9fd8.jpg

one of the only old things left, a lovely fireplace runs straight up to the chimney in the center of the structure

IMG_0358_zps8ae6eba8.jpg

on the same level over a small walkway a room showing signs of renovation already

IMG_0359_zps879d6f3a.jpg

beyond the no floor room a small office that overlooks the road

IMG_0349_zps8fe24cb1.jpg

upstairs is similar with not much left, strangely the roof structure is not as ornate as the pillars on the ground floor

IMG_0361_zpse9699e75.jpg

the basement which i did not enter, but again with ornate pillars

Thanks for looking Paul
 
Last edited:

Similar threads