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Tottenham House, Savernake

There have been four buildings called Tottenham House on this site on the southern edge of Savernake Forest. The present palladian mansion was built in 1820. The previous building, made of brick, was built by Lord Bruce in 1742, and …

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Edison Swan Cable Works, Lower Lydbrook

Vistied this several times over the years, infact I remember the place still being in operation during the 90’s. A vast site looking rather sorry for itself these days, not least due regular police training that operates on site. In …

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Tyneham Ghost Village, Dorset

Tyneham is a ghost village in south Dorset, England, near Lulworth on the Isle of Purbeck. It remains a civil parish. The village is situated near Worbarrow Bay on the Jurassic Coast, and there have been fishing communities associated with …

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Weston Pier, North Somerset

Sadly on the 28th July Weston Pier caught fire. A huge devistating fire destroyed the pavilions at the end of the pier. 3 days later and to the credit of the owners of the pier it was business as usual …

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Angel of the North, Gateshead

On the way back from St Mary’s a quick detour off the A1 to take this in. I’d driven past it countless times in the past just never had the time or energy to stop. Today I made time. Angel …

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St Mary’s Asylum, Stannington

A brief visit to St Mary’s Asylum just to the north of Newcastle. Built in 1910 to releave presures on the nearby Sedgefield Asylum it was used as a military hosptial during the first world war before reverting to its …

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Barrow Hosptial, Bristol

Barrow Hosptial was built in the 1930’s to release the amount of patients held at Bristol’s main asylum ‘The Glenside’  – It was originally called Barrow Mental Hospital.  Although work was completed in 1937 and the first patients admitted in …

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Cherry Knowle Asylum, Sunderland

Sunderland County Borough began construction of its own asylum during 1893, completed in 1895. The site chosen consisted of sloping land outside the village of Ryhope, with views across to the North Sea. George Hine was chosen as Architect and …

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High Royds Asylum, Menston

Visited primarily to see the excellent ‘Reflecting on High Royds’ exhibition, held by fellow friend & explorer ‘Silverstealth’ at the still functional social club within the former hospital grounds. High Royds hospital is a now-closed psychiatric hospital in the village …

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Cane Hill Asylum, Coulsdon

Cane Hill Hospital will be remembered perhaps as not the most famous of the county asylums but certainly one of the most interesting. From a urban exploration perspective it will be remembered as one of the most iconic sites the …

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Severalls Hospital, Colchester

Severalls Hospital, (or Severalls Asylum as its was originally known) Colchester, opened in 1913 for 1800 patients. It is based on the “echelon plan”, which is a specific arrangement of wards, offices and services within easy reach of each other …

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