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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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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Denbigh Asylum aka North Wales Hospital

Urbex: Denbigh Lunatic Asylum aka North Wales Hospital, Denbighshire, Wales – October 2013 (Revisit 2)

History Briefly Denbigh Asylum aka The North Wales Hospital was completed and opened in 1848 to accommodate the Welsh paupers who were reportedly receiving poor treatment in comparably English Lunatic Asylums. In terms of treatment Denbigh is know for having used various treatment methods commonly associated with hospitals of this nature, including but not limited to…

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Poseidon Hall

Urbex: Poseidon Hall, United Kingdom – October 2013

History Poseidon Hall was built in a Tudor style in the 16th Century for a wealthy family. Several extensions were added since the original build most notably in the early 1800’s when it was altered extensively into a Jacobean style. The Hall was abandoned in the 1960’s and has fallen into serious disrepair. Our Visit…

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The Abandoned Whittingham Asylum - EEG Machine

Urbex: Whittingham Asylum, Goosnargh, Lancashire – October 2013 (Revisit #3)

The derelict Whittingham Insane Asylum and Hospital, whose grounds adjoin the village of Goosnargh, grew to be the largest mental hospital in the country, and pioneered the use of electroencephalograms (EEGs). During its time it had its own church, farms, railway, telephone exchange, post office, reservoirs, gas works, brewery, orchestra, brass band, ballroom and butchers…

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Rossendale Hospital Morgue

Urbex: Rossendale General Hospital, Rossendale, Lancashire – October 2013 (revisit 3,4 and 5)

History A little history on the abandoned Rossendale Hospital… Rossendale hospital started out as a work house for the poor named Haslingden Work House. I’m not certain when exactly it was build, however there is an old photograph supposedly from 1905 and an illustration of the building dated around 1898 in which the building looks remarkably familiar to how it does today. The workhouse…

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Fire Damaged Church

Urbex: Fire Damaged Church, United Kingdom – October 2013

I must apologise again for the lack of detail and history on the last report and this one! I hadn’t planned on these visit and so have done very little research into the places! This was a lovely little church which had been very heavily fire damaged but still had some great features to photograph.…

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Court Steps

Urbex: Magistrates Court, United Kingdom – October 2013

A massive thanks to Darbian and Zee for this place! After a a short lived visit not too far away when we were turfed out of another location Darbian and Zee came to the rescue with this nice little location followed up b the next report, effectively salvaging our day 😀 Visited with Darbian, Zee,…

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Severalls Lunatic Asylum - Reflections in the Corridor

Urbex: Severalls Lunatic Asylum, Colchester – October 2013 (revisit 2)

History Briefly Severalls Lunatic Asylum aka The Second Essex County Asylum aka Severalls Hospital located in  Colchester, Essex was a psychiatric hospital built in 1910 .  Controversial psychiatric experiments / treatments were known to have taken place at Severalls including electro-convulsive therapy (ECT) along with the use of frontal lobotomies. These sorts of treatments peaked…

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Terry's Chocolate - Entrance Hall

Urbex: Terry’s Chocolate, York, North Yorkshire – October 2013

History The Chocolate Works was the confectionery factory of Terry’s of York, England. Opened in 1926, it closed in 2005 with the loss of 300 jobs, with production moved to other Kraft Foods sites in mainland Europe. Today, the site is being redeveloped as a mixed-use residential/commercial real estate development. In 1923, Frank and Noel…

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St Georges Asylum aka Northumberland County Pauper Lunatic Asylum aka Ivy Hospital - The Ivy Bathroom

Urbex: St Georges Asylum aka Northumberland County Pauper Lunatic Asylum aka Ivy Hospital, Morpeth – October 2013

The now abandoned St Georges Asylum near Morpeth also known as The Northumberland County Pauper Lunatic Asylum first opened on the 16th March 1859. The large Victorian building was built in an Italian red brick style with stone dressings. The Asylum was originally constructed to accommodate approximately 200 male and female patients…

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