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Tullis Russell Power Station, Glenrothes

Originally known as The Markinch Power Station it was built to provide electricity and steam to the paper mill.  Construction took two years and was completed in 1914. The original boilers and generators were replaced with 3 parson turbine/generator sets …

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Tower Colliery, Hirwaun

I last visited Tower back nearly 6 years ago. It was sad to see that the site is a shaddow of what it once was. The story of Tower Colliery is one of fighting the system and of great success …

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Sunnyside Royal Hospital, Montrose

Sunnyside Royal Hospital was a psychiatric hospital located in Hillside, north of Montrose, Scotland. The hospital was founded in 1781 by Susan Carnegie as the Montrose Lunatic Asylum, Infirmary & Dispensary and obtained a Royal Charter in 1810. The original …

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Bron Y Garth Hospital, Penrhyndeudraeth

Bron Y Garth Hosptial was based on the original Festinog Workhouse that opened around 1838.  The victroian vagrants ward was added to the original buildings and included space for six working/living cells. The workers would sleep on a metal wire …

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Stratheden Hospital, Fife

Stratheden Hospital was first opened in July of 1866. The purpose built asylum buildings held up to 200 patients at the begining. The first chief physician, Dr Tuke, was regarded highly as a doctor who changed  the traditional methods of …

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West of England and South Wales Bank, Bristol

The Lloyds Bank is a historic building situated at 53 & 55 Corn Street in Bristol, England. Originally the West of England and South Wales Bank built by Bristol architects Bruce Gingell (1819–1899) and T.R. Lysaght in 1854. Gingell was …

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Harperbury Hospital, Radlett

Harperbury Hospital was a former mental health and learning disailbities hospital built on the remains of world war 1 hangers.  A large part of the hospital was closed in 2001 and those bulidings have rapidly deteriated over the years. I …

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Dinorwic Quarry, Dinorwig

The Dinorwic Slate Quarry is a large former slate quarry, now home to the Welsh National Slate Museum, located between the villages of Llanberis and Dinorwig in north Wales. It was the second largest slate quarry in Wales, indeed in …

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Bristol Crown Court, Bristol

The original crown courts built as part of a much larger Bridwell island complex that featured a police station, cells, court room + waiting cells, the main bristol headquarters for the police and central bristol fire station.  The court rooms …

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High Royds Asylum, Menston

It’s eight years since I last visited high royds. Back then much of the site was still undeveloped and awaiting conversion to housing.  Fast forward 8 years and only the grand administration building remains dormant.  Extensive clean up works to …

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Haslar Hospital, Gosport

Founded in the reign of King George 1st, the Royal Hospital Haslar in Gosport, Hampshire, was one of several hospitals serving the Portsmouth Urban Area, but had previously been the country’s foremost – and ultimately last – military hospital. Its …

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St David’s Hotel, Harlech

St. David’s Hotel was an Edwardian Era hotel in Harlech, Wales. The building was located on the A496, adjacent to Theatr Harlech (formerly called Theatr Ardudwy) on the campus of Coleg Harlech, and Royal St David’s Golf Club. The St. …

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The Slipper Baths, Bristol

Bristol South Swimming Baths opened in the 1930’s and are located in the south of Dame Emily Park.  It still operatates as a council run swimming pool for the area.  The slipper baths have remained closed and relatively untouched for …

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The Cottage, Wales

Located in a really remote part of Wales. A former farm it last sold in 2007.  However its probably 30 or 40 years since anyone lived in it.

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