Rossendale General Hospital

Urbex: Rossendale General Hospital, Rossendale, Lancashire – December 2013 (revisit 6)

History For a bit more of a detailed run down on the history of the now abandoned, soon to be completely demolished, Rossendale Hospital check the report from the first visit in January 2013. Briefly, the site started out as a workhouse for the poor built at some point in the late 1800. The site…

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Urbex: RAF Santa’s Grotto, United Kingdom – December 2013

This now abandoned RAF Airbase was for some years under United States Air Force control but later handed back to British RAF control. It was known for housing an early warning mortar detection system. Most of the contents of the base have been strip. The place closed only recently in 2013 so most of the…

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The Horror Labs The Basement of Jars

Urbex: The Horror Labs, Belgium – November 2013

The famous Horror Labs. They were top of my list of places to see for well over a year or so now and it was my most anticipated location of this trip! Along with the regulars Dystopia, Baron Scotland and Lowri, we were joined by Yann Shee for this little adventure. Once inside we went straight to see the jackpot at this place deep inside the dark basement the shelves full of preserved dead animal body parts…

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La Bobbins

Urbex: La Bobbins Clothing Factory, Belgium – November 2013

Not a lot to say on this one, a small abandoned clothing factory, well I say small the place was actually quite big! Not a lot of stuff left behind some fabrics and a few old Bobbins. Nice little relaxed mooch 🙂 Enjoy the few photos I got: Others from the European Tour: Château Gramophone…

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Schola CLXXV Monastery

Urbex: Schola CLXXV Monastery, Belgium – November 2013

History I don’t really know a lot of information about this place code named Schola CLXXV. It was a monastery with an attached school and this lovely chapel. Externally, from the main chapel doors, the place looks quite unassuming, however when viewed from the back it soon became obvious how large the place actually was.…

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Château Gramophone The Gamophone

Urbex: Ch̢teau Gramophone, Belgium РNovember 2013

Château Gramophone was one of 3 large Villas built in this small town in Belgium. This one was occupied until 2008 and was left derelict full of the contents and memories of the previous owner. Weeks after these photos were taken we were informed that the Villa had been cleared of the contents and a…

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Ushaw Seminary

Urbex: Ushaw Seminary, Durham – November 2013

The abandoned Ushaw College, a former Catholic seminary and Licensed Hall of Residence of the University of Durham, covers 400 acres and lies derelict in the village of Ushaw Moor in the UK. It was founded in 1808 by scholars from English College, Douai, who had fled France after that college had been closed during the French Revolution…

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St Johns Asylum aka The Lincolnshire County Pauper Lunatic Asylu

Urbex: The Lincolnshire County Pauper Lunatic Asylum – November 2013 (revisit 2)

History My 4th trip to the abandoned St Johns Asylum in Lincoln. Full history and photos from the first 3 visits can be found in the report from September 2012 & report from May 2013. Briefly the Asylum was built in 1852 and enlarged on several subsequent occasions in 1859, 1866, 1881 and 1902.  The asylum finally…

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Silverlands The Blue Room

Urbex: Another Orphanage, Somewhere – November 2013

Not much to say an old Orphanage building with some stunning features on the ground floor! Some awesome chandeliers and decorative coving / ceiling roses and lots of nice wood work! I’ve fancied checking out this place for along time but only this year seen more pictures of the other rooms which are extremely impressive…

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Battersea Power Station

Urbex: Battersea Power Station, London – November 2013

History Battersea Power Station is a decommissioned coal-fired power station located on the south bank of the River Thames, in Battersea, an inner-city district of South West London. It comprises two individual power stations, built in two stages in the form of a single building. Battersea A Power Station was built in the 1930s, with…

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Pilkington Glass Factory

Urbex: Pilkington Glass, Doncaster, South Yorkshire – November 2013 (revisit)

Pilkington Glass Factory. Just over a year on from my first trip to this abandoned glass factory it was time for a revisit to see how things were looking. Unlike last time we bypassed the bridge and found that gaining entry was trickier than before. The land is now being utilised for railway sleeper storage…

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Dr X Manor House Kitchen

Urbex: Dr X Manor House, Doncaster – November 2013 (revisit 2)

History The abandoned Dr X Manor House near Doncaster. I’ve done a little more research into this place now. Following on from my original post I can shed a little more light on the history of the past owner. The so named Dr X ordered the release of a dangerous psychopath two days before she…

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Latvian Consulate - Living Room

Urbex: Latvian Consulate Building / Stables, United Kingdom – November 2013

The Abandoned Latvian Consulate House and Stables. An interesting property which was on the market for around £1,000,000 when it first became vacant but before it was in the condition it was when we visited. I don’t really know the full background on this one, I think I recall reading it became empty in the…

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Lancaster Moor Asylum Mural Wards

Urbex: Lancaster Moor Hospital, aka Lancaster Asylum, Lancashire – November 2013 (Revisit)

History Lancaster Moor Hospital was Lancashire’s first County Lunatic Asylum. The decision to build it was taken in 1809, one year after the permissive County Asylums Act, 1808. Designed by architect Thomas Standen The hospital opened in 1816 as the ‘County Lunatic Asylum for the County Palatine of Lancaster’. The Asylum was extended in stages throughout…

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T.G.Green Pottery - Cornish Blue

Urbex: T.G. Greens Pottery, Swadlincote – October 2013 (Revisit)

History Cornish Kitchen Ware was first produced in 1926 by T.G.Green & Co in Church Gresley, Derbyshire, a county famed for its pottery. The range’s special characteristic came from the lathe-turning process, which cut clean bands through its beautiful blue slip to show the white clay beneath. It was apparently this that inspired the name,…

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Sewing House

Urbex: Sewing House, Somewhere in the United Kingdom – October 2013

Not much to tell… another abandoned house in the UK. The previous owner was quite a fan of sewing and large jars of pickled stuff under the stairs… I really liked the bedrooms here! enjoy the photos 🙂 If you’ve made it this far… thanks for reading / checking out the pictures. Leave me a comment below…

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