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Urbex: Château Chasseur de cerf, France – June 2016

Another interesting disused Chateau in France, this building from what I understand is earmarked for restoration despite being in a pretty bad condition structurally.

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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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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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Urbex: The Blue & Green Chapel, Wales – May 2016

An old decaying Blue & Green chapel in some random little village in Wales, I often remember walking past this one when I was young and wondering what it would look like inside…

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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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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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Urbex: The Tweed Mill aka Simon’s Mill – Wales, May 2016 (Revisit)

Not a great deal to say about this one, an old abandoned textile mill which has been closed for decades. Powered from an old water wheel the mill contains lots of old machinery and lots of coloured wool.

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Urbex: The Dolls House, Wales – May 2016

The Dolls House Now, I’m pretty sure that contrary to the name of this place… The Doll didn’t actually own the house… nor was it an actual Dolls House. This small stone built farmhouse sits isolated, a small walk from a country road surrounded by empty fields. Clearly disused for decades the place was starting to

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Urbex: Tottenham House, Savernake Estate, Wiltshire – May 2016

The currently empty Tottenham House is a large Grade 1 listed building in the United Kingdom which has sat disused for some time. In 2014 the property sold to a multi-millionaire property developer after a long battle between the trustee and the Earl of Cardigan who were the previous joint owners.

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Teeside Steelworks Blast Furnace, Redcar – April 2016

Originally mothballed in 2010 after the loss of a large contract the Blast Furnace was relit in 2012 after new owners stepped in to restart production. However, the new owners fell into liquidation in October 2015 prompting the closure of the site once again. Parts of the site still remain in use but a lot of the production within this area has ceased with the loss of thousands of jobs.

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Urbex: Holly Lodge Girls College, Liverpool – March 2016

Holly Lodge Girls’ College was an abandoned building formerly used as a school for female students until they upgraded to new premises. The old buildings were disused for several years and briefly functioned as a film set for both hospital and police station scenes as evidenced with some of the set designs featured below. Not

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Urbex: Kellingley Colliery, North Yorkshire – March 2016

The now abandoned Kelling Colliery was the last functioning Deep Coal Mine in the United Kingdom and marked is last day on 18th December 2015. Bore holes were first drilled on the site in the 1950’s in order to establish the feasibility of constructing the mine. The sinking of the mine’s two shafts began in 1960 which ultimately reached an initial depth of 800m…

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Urbex: The Theatre Royal, Hyde, Manchester – March 2016

Built in 1902 the now disused Theatre Royale located on Corporation Street, Hyde, Manchester has a nicely preserved auditorium and an excellent projection booth full of 3 large projectors.

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Urbex: The Forum Cinema, Liverpool – March 2016

The History of The Forum Cinema Liverpool The abandoned Forum Cinema which was primarily owned and operated by ABC Cinemas, first opened in the 1930’s and was known to be one of the finest “super cinemas” of the era. The exterior was designed by A. E. Shannon and the interior by William R. Glen, it

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Urbex: Château Martin du Pecheur, France – February 2016

The abandoned Château Martin du Pecheur. We stopped off at this place during our trip having seen a few older reports, disappointing the few bits of contents that did remain were now gone and the Château was pretty much empty.

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Permission Visit: ET Church, France – February 2016

The ET Church in France, I think quite a few people were under the impression that this place was abandoned but after researching the place a little it became obvious the place was not empty…

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Urbex: Château Secession, France – February 2016

Château Secession, maybe 2016’s busiest location…

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Urbex: Wavertree Memorial Church aka Protestant Martyrs Memorial Church, Liverpool – February 2016

The now abandoned Wavertree Memorial Church aka Protestant Martyrs Memorial Church in Liverpool was founded in 1903 and closed in 2004…

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Urbex: Kirkless College aka Huddersfield Infirmary, Huddersfield – December 2015

Built in 1831 and later expanded in 1902 the Former Huddersfield Infirmary which later became Kirklees Colledge now lays abandoned in its central location…

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Permission Visit: Broughton Printers, Preston – December 2015

Broughton Printers Ltd was originally founded in 1988 and later acquired by Northern & Shell as part of its purchase of the Express Newspapers in 2001. The printers, at its peak, employed 200 staff across the 15,805 m2 site and produced around 11 million newspapers and magazines each day…

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Urbex: The Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Welwyn Garden – December 2015

The now abandoned Queen Elizabeth II Hospital was the first major hospital built by the NHS and accommodated 100 patients. in 2015 A new hospital opened on the same site after a £30 million investment in modern services. The old site was closed and earmarked for demolition to make way for a new housing development…

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Urbex: A London rooftop at night, London – December 2015

Yet another visit to London and back to a rooftop I had done before but last time it was a day time trip. Needless to say, I was happy to get back and see this one again after dark as the views really don’t disappoint…

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Urbex: The Royal Hospital Haslar aka Serenity Hospital, Gosport – November 2015 (revisit 5)

Briefly, this huge Naval Hospital was built on the south coast of England in 1753 and closed its doors in 2009 after more than 250 years of service…

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Urbex: The not so white morgue aka The Maids Morgue – October 2015 (revisits 3)

Another visit to the not so white morgue… I heard it was open again and had nothing more productive to do on my birthday so I popped up to have a couple of beers and grab a few more shots of this lovely porcelain slab!

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Urbex: Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool – October 2015

The now 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…

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Urbex: Daresbury Hall aka Zombie Manor, Cheshire, England – October 2015

Daresbury Hall is an abandoned Grade II* listed, 17th Century, Georgian style country house which was built in 1759 for George Heron. After serving as a private residence for some time, in the Second World War, the building was used as a military hospital and then from 1955 functioned as a residential care home before being used as a huge cannabis farm and then eventually set on fire…

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Urbex: The Cavern of the Lost Souls aka The Car Graveyard Mine, Wales, United Kingdom (revisit)- September 2015

Another trip down into the darkest depths of a Welsh slate mine to visit the Cavern of the Lost Souls… This rather unique waterfall like formation of vehicles which cascade down into a deep pool of water from a small now partially blocked opening its truly spectacular to see with your own eyes…

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Urbex: The Crescent Cinema, Pontefract, West Yorkshire – September & October 2015

The Abandoned Cresent Cinema in Pontefract opened 2nd November 1926 and operated until it closed in 1993. Originally the Cinema had a 2 tiered layout with room to accommodate 1190 customers but this was later scaled back to a single level auditorium in 1971..

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Urbex: Château Gryffindor, France – September 2015

The Chateau itself was obviously the main draw and I think accounts for most of the photos below including the lovely spiral staircase which leads up to a small landing area with decoratively painted walls. There was a room with an examination bed and a few pieces of other medical equipment which were one of the few remaining reminders of the last function of the building as a care home for the elderly.

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Urbex: Château Verdure, France – September 2015

The abandoned Château Verdure! Finally, I got around to seeing this place!

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Urbex: Le Château de Lesches, France – September 2015

This lovely Château was empty and abandoned when I visited back in September 2005, when doing a little more research on the place for this article I found that new owners had purchased an occupied the Castle and will be working to renovate the place.

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Urbex: Car Graveyard, France – September 2015

Tucked away in the middle of some woodland was this abandoned car graveyard full of old vehicles rotting away. Even having been given the exact coordinates for this place I still managed to walk past it twice it was that well hidden and overgrown…

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Urbex: Château de la Musique, France – September 2015

he abandoned Château de la Musique, another gorgeous, empty castle in France! Clearly occupied by an artistic and musical person the house had 3 pianos and all sorts of recording equipment and old radios, sculptures and paintings and more closer to the heard lots of photography equipment, tins of old devloping chemicals and blank photography paper…

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Urbex: Aircraft Graveyard, France – September 2015

A collection of abandoned aircraft parked up at an old airfield in France. I always enjoy abandoned planes but I still haven’t had much luck visiting a decent sized collection and this handful were not going to alter that fact :). the 3 planes which were there were however, a nice varied set with each having their own individual features…

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Urbex: Château Fachos, France – September 2015

Sitting relatively untouched windows all intact with no boards on them surrounded by woodland and having so much character to it this one was an instant favourite before we even got inside…

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Urbex: Loxley Chapel, Sheffield – August 2015

The abandoned Loxley chapel was built in Sheffield in 1787 and closed more than 200 years later in 1993. Since then the grounds and graveyards have become overgrown and the building has started to suffer from lack of maintenance and vandalism…

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Urbex: George Barnsley and Sons aka Cornish Works, Sheffield, South Yorkshire – August 2015 (revisit 3)

Another visit to the Cornish Works in Sheffield aka George Barnsley and Sons. It had been about 2 years since my last visit here so I popped back in just to take a few hand-held shots and see how the old girl was doing…

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Urbex: An Abandoned Scottish Psychiatric Hospital, Scotland – August 2015

An abandoned Psychiatric Hospital somewhere in Scotland, well I say abandoned, most of it is but a small part remains in use… Visited with Stussy we arrived early and had a wander around this sizable old hospital which had a very asylum style layout to it….

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Urbex: The Pocock Brothers Padded Cell, The Royal Hospital Haslar, Gosport – June 2015

Padded cells were common place in many of the UK Insane Asylums and were considered essential in the control and treatment of some of the more extreme Asylum inmates. The primary function of the padded cells were to accommodate patients for short periods of time to prevent them from harming themselves when suffering epileptic and psychotic episodes but they were also used to monitor patients who had suicidal tendencies…

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Urbex: A London rooftop, London – June 2015

More London rooftops, this time, a day time explore with Damo and Andy Kay of Behind Closed Doors. Not much to say, up on top of an abandoned building overlooking the London skyline, overcast and windy we grabbed a few shots before it started to rain! Enjoy…

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