Explore #67: Thursford Castle / Walsingham Workhouse Chapel, Great Snoring, Norfolk – June 2014

Just a very quick little explore one afternoon recently, as suggested by Urbanographer. I also visited with Wasted Abandon. History The Walsingham Union workhouse was erected at Great Snoring, Norfolk in 1836 at a cost of circa £5,900. Intended to accommodate up to 250 inmates, it was designed by William Thorold and based on Sampson Kempthorne’s model cruciform plan published by the Poor Law Commissioners in 1835. However, the outer buildings at Walsingham gave the workhouse an octagonal rather than…

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Explore #66: The Magistrates Court and Police Station, somewhere in the UK – June 2014

Back to the UK for this explore of an abandoned Magistrates Court and police station, somewhere in the North of England. The Court closed in 2011 as part of a round of closures of 93 Magistrates and 49 County courts. I had recced this location in October last year but it was sealed. However, I got a tip-off that it was now doable, so made my way there in the company of new exploring buddies Urbanographer and Wasted Abandon. Upon…

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Explore #65: Maison du Doctor Gentil, Belgium – June 2014

Explore #10 of the Operation Baguette tour After three successful explores already that morning time was running short on the last day of our France and Belgium weekender, but we figured that we had just enough time to try this former eurology doctor’s house and clinic located in a small Belgian village. I don’t have any history on the place, but it appears to have been uninhabited for a while, with many personal possessions remaining. Our Explore To be honest…

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