Lancaster Moor Hospital aka Lancaster Asylum

Urbex: Lancaster Moor Hospital, aka Lancaster Asylum, Lancashire – May 2013

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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Dr X Manor House - The Pool

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

History A mock Elizabethan styled Manor House near Doncaster, once owned by a Doctor / psychiatrist? Someone who had a thing for classic cars and hi-fi’s based on the numerous magazines, car parts and beautiful classic cars in the garage. Seems to have been vacated in the early 1990’s and looks to be partly refurbished, More recently…

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St Johns The Lincolnshire County Pauper Lunatic Asylum - Cell Corridors

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

Don’t forget to check out part one of the  report for the history and more photos here! If you’ve made it this far… thanks for reading / checking out the pictures. Leave me a comment below or hit the like button to let me know you’ve enjoyed the shots and to encourage me to keep posting more 🙂 Canvas…

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St Johns The Lincolnshire County Pauper Lunatic Asylum - The Main Staircase

Urbex: The Lincolnshire County Pauper Lunatic Asylum – May 2013 (revisit) Part 1

My 3rd trip to the abandoned St Johns Asylum in Lincoln. Full history and photos from the first 2 visits can be found in the report from September 2012. Briefly the Asylum was built in 1852 and enlarged on several subsequent occasions in 1859, 1866, 1881 and 1902.  The asylum finally closed in 1989/1990 and…

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St Josephs Orphanage - Operating Theatre

Urbex: St Josephs Orphanage, Preston, Lancashire – May 2013 Part 2

More photos from the abandoned St Joseph’s Orphanage in Preston. This 2nd part of the report focuses more on the repurposed medical wing which was added to the building when it became a nursing home. Complete with several operating theatres which still have the theater lights in tact, there were some really nice scenes to…

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St Josephs Orphanage - Wheelchairs

Urbex: St Josephs Orphanage, Preston, Lancashire – May 2013 Part 1

History Established in 1872 by R.W. Hughes for Patron Mrs Maria Holland the St Joseph’s Orphanage in Preston is a red brick complex with a welsh slate roof. Once inside I was initially a little disappointed but things soon picked up with the discovery of the Wheelchairs and theatres 🙂 …

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Serenity Hospital - The Spiral Staircase

Urbex: The Royal Hospital Haslar aka Serenity Hospital, Gosport – May 2013 Part 1

The Royal Hospital Haslar was founded in 1753 and was designed and built by Theodore Jacobsen between 1946-1961. When it was constructed it was both the largest hospital and brick built building in England. Britain’s first Naval Hospital which span a huge area on the coastline of Gosport is also the site of a massive unmarked grave site with an estimated 7,785 buried sailors…

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1962 Westland Whirlwind HAR.10 C/N WA362 Helicopter

Urbex: Aircraft Graveyard, United Kingdom – May 2013

Latest report is from an abandoned aircraft graveyard somewhere in the united kingdom. There used to be a fair few more planes at this place but they have unfortunately been moved or sold for scrap. Remaining were 3 Planes and 1 Helicopter including a 1962 Westland Whirlwind HAR.10 C/N WA362 and a Avro Shackleton MR.3 which was pretty impressive both internally and externally. We were blessed with rather perfect weather for such an explore and I can safely say it was a successful end to a cracking weekend explore with Dystopia and Lowri.

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Urbex: Severalls Lunatic Asylum, Colchester – April 2013 (revisit) Part 3

Welcome to Part 3 of the revisit to Severalls Asylum / Hospital Part 1 along with all the History etc can be found here. For Part 2 of the Severalls Hospital visit click here. Our Visit My Second visit to Severalls aka Sev’s this time accompanied by Sam ‘The Mule’, Pete Costello, Altdayout & Sssshhhh. Last time we…

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

  Time for Part 2 of the revisit to Severalls Asylum / Hospital Part 1 along with all the History etc can be found here. Our Visit My Second visit to Severalls aka Sev’s this time accompanied by Sam ‘The Mule’, Pete Costello, Altdayout & Sssshhhh. Last time we came here I think we managed about an…

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Severalls Lunatic Asylum - The Corridors

Urbex: Severalls Lunatic Asylum, Colchester – April 2013 (revisit) Part 1

  This is the first part of 3 reports on this visit to Severalls. Lots of photos were taken 🙂 Part 2 and 3 will follow shortly, stay tuned and enjoy… History of Severalls Lunatic Asylum Severalls Lunatic Asylum aka The Second Essex County Asylum aka Severalls Hospital located in  Colchester, Essex was a psychiatric hospital…

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Allied Flour Mill Burscough

Urbex: Allied Flour Mill aka Ainscough Mill, Burscough, Lancashire – March 2013

History I haven’t been able to find a great deal of history on this place. Originally owned by H & R Ainscough the mill was acquired by Allied and the closure of the factory was announced in 1995 along with a plan to close 2 other mills and refurbish / modernise another 12 existing Mills around the country. The…

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Holdinings Country Pottery - :)

Urbex: Holdings Country Pottery, Lancashire – March 2013

First a little History Holdings Country Pottery was founded circa 1898 on a large clay deposit in Lancashire. It used its own clay, which was dug, blended, washed and processed before being made into passes for the potters wheel. Since the start of the century until its closure little changed in the process and the factory opened its doors…

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Rossendale General Hospital - Wheel Chair

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

First a little Gopro footage from the first trip around the old part of Rossendale from the blog post I did in January 2013: I will probably get around to publishing another video with the GoPro footage from the 2 revisits. A little history on the abandoned Rossendale Hospital… Rossendale hospital started out as a work house for…

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George Barnsley & Sons Ltd

Urbex: George Barnsley and Sons aka Cornish Works, Sheffield, South Yorkshire – March 2013 (revisit)

My second visit to this place, this time in the company of Pete Costello, Lowri, Sonyes and Darbian (Mule Slept in on this occasion  Lazy bugger!). For history and more photos from the initial visit in October visit the original visit report. Briefly George Barnsley’s began manufacturing files before becoming one of the worlds leading manufacturers of tools for…

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Sheffield Crown Court - Skylights

Urbex: Sheffield Crown Court, South Yorkshire – March 2013 (revisit)

Sheffield Crown Courts. Another revisit explore of this awesome abandoned court complex complete with cells unusual layout of floors containing various courtrooms and judges chambers as well as press rooms and various service tunnels. For the photos from our first visit back in November and more information on this history please check out my original report here.…

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Clipstone Colliery - Head Stacks

Urbex: Clipstone Colliery, Nottinghamshire – March 2013 (revisit)

History can be found in my first visit post from February 2013. Briefly the colliery closed in April 2003 and has stood derelict ever since. After being looted by metal thieves the site is facing demolition. 2nd Time at Clipstone in as many weeks and this time I thought I’d try something a little different. I pushed…

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Mansfield General Hospital - Ward 6

Urbex: Mansfield General Hospital, Mansfield – March 2013 (revisit 2)

I’d not long since done Mansfield but a friend was visiting from Spain filming for an upcoming documentary about Urban Exploration and had this place on his to do list so another opportunity to mooch around and snap a few more shots. Visited with Urbex Leone, Lowri, Stussy and Scattergun…

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