Maltings

Explore #20: Bridge Farmhouse, Mettingham, Suffolk – November 2013

Just a very quick report this one, as there was not much remaining of interest. This 16th Century farmhouse was Grade II listed in 1986, but was noted as being “semi-derelict” when it was surveyed in June 1985. It’s clearly continued its slow decline to oblivion ever since… You know you’re scraping the barrel when you resort to including a black and white shot of a knackered old bicycle… Thanks for looking… the next report will be more exciting I…

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Explore #19: Thorpe Le Soken Maltings and King Edward VII pub, Essex – November 2013

After explores at Severalls (busted) and the former Wardle Storeys Industrial site, there was just time to give this site a flying visit before sunset. We were only intending on exploring the Maltings, but upon arrival the façade of the former King Edward VII pub also caught our attention – although internal access sadly evaded us. King Edward VII pub This pub was built in 1901, and was so named to commemorate the King’s coronation year. My cursory googling hasn’t…

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Explore #6: Dereham Maltings (Crisp Malting Group), Dereham, Norfolk – September 2013

What better way to spend a glorious sunny afternoon with your wife than by crawling around in truly industrial quantities of spider webs and pigeon crap in the almost-to-total pitch black. Despite having our P3 masks firmly on throughout, I don’t think I’ll forget the less than pleasant atmosphere for a while. I also managed to gash my wrist on some broken glass right at the start of the explore. With the first aid kit in the car, and my…

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