Category archives: Urban Exploration (UK)

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High Royds Lunatic Asylum

High Royds Lunatic Asylum Visited with: Alex & Klare Visit Date: February 2015 Please Note: Entry is always through an open access point and not by forcing our way in….. We are explorers, not vandals. History - Courtesy of www.highroydshospital.com High Royds, Psychiatric Hospital 1888 - 2003 After years of construction the new Asylum was to take in her first 30 female inmates on the 8th October 1888, all transfers from the overcrowded Wadsley Asylum, Sheffield. Elizabeth Johnson was first woman to enter the Asylum in October 1888, She died on February the 15th 1904 and was la[...]
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The Yellow Pipe Church

The Yellow Pipe Church Visited with: Alex Burnell Visit date: August 2016 Please Note: Entry is always through an open access point and not by forcing our way in….. We are explorers, not vandals. History To keep this location safe from vandals and thieves all I will say is that the church opened it's doors in the late 1880's. My Visit For those who know me or read my reports you will know that I love churches and I was hoping this one would not disappoint. Although the church is not as ornate in design as some of the others I have been to the altars are by far the best I have seen[...]
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Abandoned Paper Mill

Abandoned Paper Mill, UK Visited with: Alex Visit Date: April 2015 Please Note: Entry is always through an open access point and not by forcing our way in….. We are explorers, not vandals. History The history of this mill will be held back as to not reveal the location of this site. The future for this place is not yet decided so hopefully it can be re-used. I am sure you understand. My Visit I had been wanting to visit the mill for some time, however, I kept pushing this one aside for a rainy day. Eventually myself & Alex decided it was time.... This would be my first visit and A[...]
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Philanthropist's Library

The Philanthropist's Library Visited with: Alex Burnell Visit date: August 2015 Please Note: Entry is always through an open access point and not by forcing our way in….. We are explorers, not vandals. History The construction of the library was funded by a well known businessman and opened in June 1905 and remained in use up until 2006 when the building was closed due to safety concerns. The good news is that a charity who would like to renovate the building and give it a new lease of life have just received a grant. Renovation work has begun and the plan is to have work complete [...]
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Camelot Theme Park

Camelot Theme Park Visited with: This was a solo explore. Visit date: June 2015 Please Note: Entry is always through an open access point and not by forcing our way in….. We are explorers, not vandals. History Camelot opened in 1983 and was operating seasonally until late 2012. The park was based on the story of 'Camelot, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table' and the park decor incorporated pseudo-medieval elements. From 1986 till 2012 the park changed hands a couple of times and from around 1995 the visitor count started to slowly decline. In 1995, Camelot's attendance w[...]
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The Church of our Saviour

The Church of our Saviour Visited with: Alex & Klare Visit date: February 2015 Please Note: Entry is always through an open access point and not by forcing our way in….. We are explorers, not vandals. History The church was consecrated on the 23rd of January 1865 and held its final service in October 2007. The build cost was £8,000 for the church & the nearby school and vicarage. The church was built in the Early Pointed Gothic style with polished red granite pillars & seating was supplied for around 1,000 people. The church spire located on the north side stands at around 150 ft in h[...]
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Famine Church aka The Church of Giants

The Famine Church 'aka' The Church of Giants Visited with: Venustas, Shane & Miz Firestorm Visit Date: February 2015 Please Note: Entry is always through an open access point and not by forcing our way in….. We are explorers, not vandals. My Visit This was the second location of the day out of 3 successful explores and it is by far my favourite of the day. Even though this place is decayed to a level that is almost beyond repair it still holds the most character and charm out of the 3 locations. As you can probably tell I am so glad we got to see the beauty that is ‘The Church of [...]
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Abandoned Orphanage

Abandoned Orphanage Visited with: Venustas, Rusty, Martin, PG_UE & Carl Visit Date: December 2014 Please Note: Entry is always through an open access point and not by forcing our way in….. We are explorers, not vandals. My Visit This was our second location of the day and we was all hoping we would have better luck than we did at the first location which was sealed up tight, so as we always do we left and headed off to to the next location. After a few hours drive we pulled into a car park not far from the location and to our surprise we spotted another small group of explorers wi[...]
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Lotus Hall aka Cuckoo Hall

Lotus Hall aka Cuckoo Hall Visited with: Alex Burnell, Shane Bond & Klare Sherwood Visit date: January 2015 Please Note: Entry is always through an open access point and not by forcing our way in….. We are explorers, not vandals. History I have removed the history as not to give away the location to anyone who may feel the need to cause damage to this wonderful building. My Visit My first Urbex trip of 2015 and it started out like many more from 2014 with my phone alarm waking me up at 03:30 AM! 10 minutes later after making a flask of coffee I was in the car and on my way to meet[...]
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St Joseph's Seminary

Brief History of St Joseph's Seminary St Joseph's College, Upholland is a Former Roman Catholic seminary, situated at Walthew Park, Upholland, Lancashire, England. The foundation of the large building was laid in April 1880 and college was opened in 1883. The buildings have recently been deconsecrated. St Joseph's College was founded in 1880 by Bishop Bernard O'Reilly to be the Seminary serving the North West of England. The college was formally opened in 1883 and was situated in Walthew Park, Upholland, the geographic centre of the Diocese of Liverpool. The first Junior Seminary of the[...]
 
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