St Josephs RC Church

Urbex: St Josephs RC Church, Wigan – October 2016

History of St Joseph’s RC Church The Church was completed in April 1872. In 1874 the site saw the addition of a school building thanks to support from the parishioners. The building was soon replaced with the one which stands today in 1978 when the old construction was found to be too small to accommodate…

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Abbey Mills Pumping Station

Permission Visit: Abbey Mills Pumping Station, London – September 2016

History of Abbey Mills Pumping Station Abbey Mills Pumping Station, in Stratford, East London, is a sewage pumping station, designed by engineer Joseph Bazalgette, Edmund Cooper, and architect Charles Driver. It was built between 1865 and 1868, housing eight beam engines by Rothwell & Co. of Bolton. Two engines on each arm of a cruciform plan,…

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London Rooftops

Urbex: A London rooftop at night, London – September 2016

Another night in London and another rooftop explored. This construction site was the development of a new skyscraper which will likely accommodate businesses or expensive apartments. The views as always were stunning allowing for a few shots of the London Eye and the Shard among the rest of the busy city…

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Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Urbex: Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool – September 2016 (Revisit)

The abandoned Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool was originally intended to be a workhouse the for insane. Despite being the original intent of the site when the land was purchased by the Board of Poor Law Guardians, plans changed and the Hospital first opened its doors in 1914 as a military hospital during the First World War. The Hospital finally closed it’s doors in 2015…

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Altrincham General Hospital

Urbex: Altrincham General Hospital, Manchester, United Kingdom – September 2016

History of Altrincham General Hospital An old Victorian Hospital building in Altrincham which has been demolished. The building operated as part of Altrincham General Hospital before it was earmarked for replacement with a newer modern facility on the same grounds. Our Visit   We visited early, which was probably a good idea given the location…

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Sunnyside Hospital aka Sunnyside Lunatic Asylum

Urbex: Sunnyside Hospital aka Sunnyside Lunatic Asylum, Montrose, Scotland – August 2016

Originally built in 1781 the now derelict Sunnyside Lunatic Asylum is located in the town of Montrose, Scotland. The original building was later replaced in 1858 by the much larger buildings that was later repurposed as the hospital outgrew its size limitations…

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Wellington Rooms aka The Irish Centre The Assembly Room

Urbex: Wellington Rooms aka The Irish Centre, Liverpool – August 2016

This, currently derelict building, is a Neo-classical building built in the centre of Liverpool. Construction began in 1815 and was completed a year later under control of the Architect Edmund Aikin. Originally designed as a subscription assembly room for the Wellington Club it was used to house exclusive parties and ballroom dances for the wealthy and upper class…

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Military Barracks France - The Orange Arches

Urbex: An Abandoned Military Barracks, France – June 2016

An old abandoned Military Barracks somewhere in France. I believe the place is earmarked to be converted to housing, or at least the main building. Sadly this building was not accessible during our visit, however, I expect by the looks of the rest of the places it’s probably well stripped!

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Castle Miranda aka Château Noisy

Urbex: Castle Miranda aka Château de Noisy Belgium – June 2016 (revisit 2)

Quite likely my last visit to this Castle, for those who might not have already heard the castle is being demolished / dismantled and work began shortly after my visit last year.Plenty of photos have circulated showing the tops of the towers and turrets removed and laying on the ground as well as other clearance works on the grounds…

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The Tin Chapel

Urbex: The Tin Chapel, Wales – May 2016

A small abandoned chapel in Wales, completely out of sight, barely occupying a small clearing in the tightly packed undergrowth this little chapel was in surprisingly good condition given that it clearly hadn’t been used for decades. The light was nice and subtle on the overcast day which made this one a joy to shoot!

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Ceulan Mill

Urbex: Ceulan Mill, Wales – May 2016

Ceulan Mills is an old abandoned textile mill in Wales, one of 5 others in the town this was apparently one of the first which generated electricity for some of the houses within the village making it one of the first locally to have power. The Mill is believed to have been built on the in 1850’s and closed in the 1960’s after attempts to diversify and sell directly to the public failed to generate sufficient revenue.

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