Recent Explores

West Park Hospital, Epsom

It’s been a while since I’ve been out an about, no better way than to get back to one of the best asylum sites in the UK. It’s well over a year since my last visit and a bit longer …

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St Regis Paper Mill, Sudbrook

St Regis Paper mill in Subrook, Caldicot was built in the 1960’s and specalised in producing paper and packaging for the fruit and veg industry. The site is very close to the second severn bridge and can be seen as …

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Whitworth Baths, Manchester

The Whitworth Baths are located in the Ardwick area of Manchester. They opened in 1890 but I have no idea when they closed! I cannot find any history whatsoever on the building, when it closed or where the pools actually …

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Barrow Hosptial, Bristol

Ee’s a nutter. Ee awt a be in Barawl Gurnee. Barrow Hospital is as well known to Bristolians as Brunel, Cary Grant and Cider. While Bristol had its own ‘City Asylum’ which was constructed far earlier (Glenside Hospital, Fishponds), it’s …

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Glenside Hospital, Bristol

After Mid Wales the plan had to been to return home but another detour on route took us to Bristol’s own ‘City Asylum’ – Glenside was originally known as ‘Bristol City Asylum’ and opened in 1861 to a corridor plan …

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Mid Wales Hospital, Talgarth

After Pen-Y-Fal another trip to Mid Wales was in order. Even in the space of a month from my last visit things have gone down hill further. The lack of a roof means most of the wards are now starting …

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Pen-y-Fal Hospital, Abergavenny

Stopped for a quick look at the converted The Monmouthshire County Asylum, formerly known as the Joint Counties Asylum for Monmouthshire, Herefordshire, Radnorshire and Breconshire. Founded in 1846 it finally closed in 1996 before it was converted. Only the main …

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St Mary’s Asylum, Stannington

It’s about 11 months since I last visited St Mary’s. On that day I didn’t have much luck but this wasn’t the case today. It seems the re-development has stopped and the buildings sit in silence slowly decaying away. Built …

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Clifton Rocks Railway, Bristol

Have visited this absolutely wonderful site several times in the last few years. So much history crammed into a little known ‘white elephant’ of a site that sits alongside Bristols greatest engineering feat. Last years visit here

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Mid Wales Hosptial, Talgarth

Previously known as Mid Wales Asylum or Mid Wales Counties of Breconshire and Radnorshire Asylum to be fully precise. I visited this site just over a year previously. It’s still a bit of a mystery to who actually owns the …

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Severalls Hospital, Colchester

I visited Severalls just under a year ago and it was thought at that time that demolition/conversion was likely to happen any given day. But then this is Severalls, it’s been due to be knocked down for about the last …

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Cane Hill Hospital, Coulsdon

A quick return to the iconic Cane Hill Hospital to see the progress of demolition. Given I was working around the corner today it would have been rude not to pay a visit. Not really an explore, but after a …

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Robert Fletcher & Sons Ltd, Greenfield

A return to one of my favourate sites of last year (last years visit). The almost post-apocalyptic mill still sits defunct as the day the employees walked out never to return. In the last 12 months the buiding has started …

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Midland Mills, Bradford

This part demolished grade II listed mill in the heart of Bradford was orginally built in 1871 and was home to British Mohair Suppliers (Mohair is a type of wool made from the hair of a goat) – it closed …

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