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Explore #231: St Aidan’s Church (aka Circle Church), Galashiels, Scotland – September 2018

Explore #9 of the ‘North of The Wall’ Tour As we headed home on the final morning of our Scottish tour, we managed to squeeze in one last explore North of the border – another abandoned church located slap bang in the middle of a busy residential area, which has sadly since been demolished. History The South United Presbyterian Church was founded in 1880, and later renamed first as St Cuthbert’s and finally as St Aidan’s Church in 1981. It…

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Explore #230: Maison Dieu Church, Brechin, Scotland – September 2018

Explore #8 of the ‘North of The Wall’ Tour Our final stopover on Day Three was this long-abandoned church… History Built in 1891 in the Late classical neo-Georgian revival style, Maison Dieu was designed by the renowned Scottish architect Sir George Washington Browne. Formerly owned by the Church of Scotland, it has lain empty since the early 1980s and fallen into serious disrepair. It is B-listed, and was entered on the ‘Buildings At Risk’ register for Scotland in 2001. After…

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Explore #219: Ennis District Lunatic Asylum / Our Lady’s Hospital, Ennis, County Clare, Ireland – September 2017

Explore #4 of the ‘Almost Died Tour’ On the final morning of our Irish roadtrip we decided to head to another former asylum, which whilst not being quite as photogenic as the Connacht District Lunatic Asylum, was still well worth an explore… History (abridged and rewritten from here) Ennis District Lunatic Asylum opened in 1868, built to designs by architects William Fogerty and AC Adair at a cost of £35,000. The hospital consists of an extensive range of buildings on…

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