Stairporn Courthouse

Urbex: Stairporn Courthouse aka The Maze of Stairs, Germany – November 2014

The place is a bit of a concrete maze inside but fortunately it didn’t take too much figuring out before we managed to locate the main attraction, the dominating staircases just inside the main entrance.. The building is clearly being worked on by contractors and having arrived at the spot pretty early before daylight, we had assumed we might struggle for lighting…

Sheffield Crown Court - Main Courtroom

Urbex: Sheffield Crown Court, South Yorkshire – November 2012

History  Sheffield Old Town Hall stands in central Sheffield, England. The building was commissioned to replace Sheffield’s first town hall, which had opened in 1700 to a design by William Renny. This first structure stood by the parish church, on a site with little prospect for extension. The Old Town Hall was built in 1807–8 by Charles Watson, and was designed to…

The Leeds Reformatory for Boys - Swimming Pool

Urbex: The Leeds Reformatory for Boys aka Eastmoor Approved School Adel, Leeds – June 2009 (Revisit)

Another revisit to Eastmoor School you can find history and the photos from the first visits HERE. 9 Months after my original few visits and very little had changed to be honest. I’m not sure exactly when it happened as this was my list trip to eastmoor but I’ve seen other explorers photos recently which most of the tiled areas in…

Eastmoor Approved School - Swimming Pool

Urbex: The Leeds Reformatory for Boys aka Eastmoor Approved School, Adel, Leeds, United Kingdom – September 2008

The complex first opened in 1857 as the Leeds Reformatory for Boys.Up to the mid-C19, children who committed crimes were commonly sent to adult prisons as there was no separate provision. The system was superseded by the Borstal system in the early C20 and many reformatories later became approved schools…