Buxton Lime kilns, Derbyshire

Buxton lime firm are part of Derbyshires limekilns, set-up in 1901 to serve the quarry on the southside of the valley. BLF owned 1522 acres of land, 89 lime kilns, 21 large stone crushers and 3 collieries. They produced 360,000 tons of limestone and 280,000 tons of lime per year and dominated the industry in […]

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Hoarders House, Droitwich

Tucked away just off Junction 5 off the M5, lies the abandoned Cottage farm better known as the Hoarder’s House. From the roadside it seems nothing more than an overgrown garden, however just over a Gothic gate rests the ruins of the house of MP David Godfrey Howells and his wife Ida Howells. Approaching the […]

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Barracks Mill, Macclesfield

  Barracks Mill was originally established back in 1924. Located on Black Lane in Macclesfield, the abandoned factory has been a derelict eye sore since 2004 when a fire ripped through the factory, this was an due to an act by arsonists. Most of the interior has been gutted and some of the floors are […]

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Urban Exploring: Cotton College

“Some people call them squatters of burglars, but this is not true they call themselves Urban Explorers,” to quote local author, historian and wizard of the moors, Doug Pickford. Doug Pickford, Wizard of the moors With an enthusiastic nature and a wide knowledge of the local area, the urge to explore has always been about. […]

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