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Wooden Staircase Carved ornate Leybourne Grange Manor House Medway Manor Kent Urbex Adam X Urban Exploration 2015 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict

Explore #152: Leybourne Grange Manor house (aka Medway Manor), Kent – December 2015

Just before the end of the year James and I made a quick dash down towards the South coast for a couple more explores… first up was this crumbling old Manor House, which once formed part of a Mental Asylum… History The Manor House at Leybourne Grange dates back to before 1724, when it was sold to Francis Whitworth. In the mid/late 1700s the property was sold on to the Hawley family, in whose ownership the land remained until it…

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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…

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Explore #76a (revisit): Camping overnight at St Joseph’s Seminary, Upholland, Lancashire – July 2015

After our explores of Robert Fletcher & Sons paper mill and Williamsons’ Fire and Rescue Equipment it was time to end the day with something a little different – my first overnight camping in an abandoned building! History For the history of this beautiful derelict seminary please see the report from my first explore back in July 2014. Our Explore Without giving too much away the access to this site is perilous at the best of times – but carrying…

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