Norwich

Office window curtain staircase reflection Sovereign House HMSO Norwich Urbex Adam X Urban Exploration 2015 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict

Explore #140: Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (HMSO) Sovereign House, Norwich – 2015

In the fine city of Norwich where I live there is a large derelict office building, which since I first started exploring three years ago has never left my top three of ‘most wanted’ locations, sitting incongruously amongst far more ostentatious company such as the Chambre de Commerce in Belgium, Sammezzano Castle in Italy, and Battersea Power Station in London. Why? It’s hard to explain, but I’ll try… [Photo from Bing Maps] Perhaps it’s the sheer audacity of the building’s…

13
Read More

Explore #71: Lakenham Cricket Pavilion and grounds, Norwich, Norfolk – June 2014

History Lakenham cricket pavilion and grounds hosted cricket matches for over two hundred years. The ground was predominantly used by Norfolk County Cricket Club, who played over 400 Minor Counties Championship games there. The ground also hosted five first-class games between 1912 and 1986, all involving touring international sides, and 13 List A matches between 1969 and 1998. A large crowd turned out to watch the opening of the thatched pavilion on Wednesday June 10 1936 by Russell Colman, the…

1
Read More

Explore #16: Harford Hills Chalk Mine, Norwich, Norfolk – November 2013

After clambering up the gantry on my revisit to the timber yard, for our next explore of the day Kubix_UK and I decided to head underground to Harford Hills Chalk Mine. The experience was about 25% anxiety and 75% enjoyment I would say – I did my best not to think of Tom and Becky lost in Injun Joe’s cave… Here is a short background to the mines, taken from this excellent site, which includes a fairly comprehensive survey of…

2
Read More