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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Maison Vinyl

Urbex: Maison Vinyl, Belgium – March 2017

The abandoned Maison Vinyl, is a small derelict house in a little village in Belgium. Scattered with children’s toys and a room in which vinyl records are attached to the walls, this house is pretty photogenic given its size. Downstairs the rooms are too cluttered with furniture and too dimly lit to photograph properly and there has been a partial collapse in on of the rooms giving way to a basement area. Far past being restorable, this little house will continue to crumble away…

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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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Daresbury Hall aka Zombie Manor

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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Château Gryffindor

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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