St Joseph’s Orphanage

Urbex: St Joseph’s Orphanage, Preston, Lancashire – March 2018

I’ve already covered off the history of this place in a previous post here: URBEX: ST JOSEPHS ORPHANAGE, PRESTON, LANCASHIRE – MAY 2013 PART 1, but briefly, St Joseph’s Orphanage located quite literally in the middle of Preston City Center, was originally an Orphanage, established ion 1872…

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Château Grimpeur

Urbex: Château Grimpeur, France – March 2018

Château Grimpeur, this spot had some really nice features to it… the attached private chapel, whilst suffering a lot from water ingress, was cute and full of hand-painted decorated stonework. Inside the main Château, the most notable features were the very wide decorative marble archways both in the main corridor, main entrance and then leading into what was one of the most impressive staircases I’d seen for a while…

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Chateau Sarco aka Le Chateau de Nainville-les-Roches

Urbex: Château Sarco aka Château de Nainville les Roches, France – March 2018

Well a little break from the norm, I don’t usually name most of the locations that I visited in Europe however, this one, Château Sarco aka Château de Nainville les Roches is fortunately no longer abandoned and has been repurposed as an active events venue…

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Urbex: Car Graveyard 2, France – September 2017

Another bunch of vehicles concealed within the trees of a small forest in France. Let me know in the comments what cards we have here guys & gals as identifying them was never my strong suit :). If you’ve made it this far… thanks for reading/checking out the pictures. Leave me a comment below or hit…

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Urbex: Chateau Chimera, France – September 2017

Chateau Chimera is yet another beautiful castle in France which has slowly fallen into disrepair. Visited on a warm and sunny autumn afternoon with a few good friends, this particular Chateau is really suffering from neglect and despite indications that someone at some point had attempted to make a start with renovating this building, there were very little suggestions that any recent works had taken place. Probably the most notable feature of this Castle was the carved wooden fireplace in one of the reception rooms downstairs and the stone columns in the entrance hall, definitely one I would have loved to have seen prior to it becoming empty…

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The Vladimir Ilyich Lenin Nuclear Power Plant aka The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant - Reactor 3 Control Room

Private Tour: Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and the city of Pripyat, Ukraine – October 2018

The Vladimir Ilyich Lenin Nuclear Power Plant, more commonly known as The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, was the site of what became the worst nuclear catastrophe to ever occur on this planet. The neighbouring town of Pripyat, which housed the works, their families and many other businesses which sprang up, had a population of just under 50,000 when the incident occurred…

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Hospital Plaza - Chapel

Urbex: Hospital Plaza, France – September 2017 (Revisit)

A revisit to Hospital Plaza 3 years after my original trip in October 2014. The building had suffered from a bit of vandalism but fortunately not too much graffiti, there was some evidence that the building had been used by airsoft players, a few smashed windows and all of the theatre chairs had been cut but otherwise, the place was much the same from my first visit…

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Liverpool Fruit Exchange

Urbex: Liverpool Fruit Exchange, Liverpool – July 2017

The Liverpool Fruit Exchange is a building which originally started its life as a railway goods depot and was constructed in approximately 1888. In 1923 the building was converted into a fruit exchange where traders would go to purchase bulk inventories of fruit which had likely been imported to the nearby docks. The lower levels which were previously used as warehouses and storage for the goods that were sold, were repurposed decades ago and are currently operating as bars and nightclubs…

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The Naval and Military Club, known informally as The In & Out Club

Urbex: The Naval and Military Club, known informally as The In & Out Club, London – June 2017

The Naval and Military Club, known informally as The In & Out Club in London was once a very prestigious private members club which has since moved to new premises located in St Jame’s Square. Founded in 1862, the club was originally for gentlemen of the British Armed Forces but later opened its door to both female and male members. The building is tipped to become one of the most expensive private dwelling properties in the United Kingdom..

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Brewers House - Yorkshire - Exterior

Urbex: Brewer’s House, Yorkshire – June 2017

Brewer’s house is an empty mansion which appeared to be undergoing some renovation works albeit at a slow pace. The house sits within very large grounds in a fairly isolated location within the Yorkshire countryside. I don’t have a lot of history on this place, but from what I could gather the house is owned by a very wealthy businessman who apparently a very private person…

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Great Tew Manor - Main Hall

Urbex: Great Tew Manor, Oxfordshire – May 2017

Great Tew has a history dating back to the 990’s, however, the manor which stands on the property today is a patchwork of various extensions throughout the years. Some of the oldest parts of the manor today are believed to date back to the early 1700’s or shortly before with additions being made up to the 1860’s…

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Windlestone Hall

Urbex: Windlestone Hall, County Durham – April 2017

Windlestone Hall is an abandoned 19th Century Country House located in County Durham. A manor house has stood at the site since the 1600’s, however, the main building was replaced with the current structure in 1835 with a new mansion by the design of Ignatius Bonomi. The house was also used as a prisoner of war camp during World War II. After the War years, the Hall was utilised by Windlestone Hall School which was a local authority funded special school…

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Ushaw Seminary - Pool

Urbex: Ushaw Seminary Pool and Gym, Durham – April 2017

Briefly the abandoned Ushaw College, a former Catholic seminary was founded in 1808 by scholars from English College, Douai, who had fled France after that college had been closed during the French Revolution. Ushaw College had been affiliated with the University of Durham since 1968…

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