Urbexing: The abandoned home

Posted in Photography on 15 August, 2010 (22:16)

Urbexing: The abandoned home

Way back in February I explored some abandoned dodgems, giving me my first taste of urbexing. Since then i’ve been interested in pursuing the hobby further but it’s taken until now to actually do so. Here are some shots from my first proper Urbex adventure!

Steve and I set off not especially knowing where we were going, but that added to the feel of adventure! Both of us were feeling pretty ropey from the night before so we had plenty of wrong turns and missed junctions before we actually arrived at our destination.

Urbexing: The abandoned home


Urbexing: The abandoned home

Doesn’t look too huge from the outside huh? Boy were we in for a surprise…

Checking out the grounds

Before heading in we decided to have a look around the grounds and various outbuildings, this is the side of the building.

And a slightly bright shot of the rear

And a slightly bright shot of the rear, very overgrown around here.

Someones camp

Carrying on around to the other side we came across someones camp.

Time to explore an outbuilding, this one looked like it might’ve been a stable once..

Hanging electric meter

Looks kind stablish right?

Right, on to actually exploring the house! Obviously beginning with the ground floor 🙂

Ground floor corridor

Ground floor room

Ground floor main hall

Semi intact record player

Main hall

Whats left of the staircase

An old washroom

That phones seen better days

Time to brave those stairs…


Time to brave those stairs

Amazing panelling in this room!

More fantastic wood panelling

After this room we decided to venture up a narrow flight of stairs to see what kind of state the roof was in.

Lift mechanism

Long way down

Nice sunny day

Roof tiles all stolenRoof tiles were pretty much all gone, meaning rain and allsorts runs straight into the house, real shame.

View down into the main hall

View down from the skylight. Enough roof time to see what the rest of the first floor has to offer.

Old phone

Missing floor

This bit was a little scary… some floor was missing and had been replaced by a door, which was in no good state either.

Store room

Cliche or what?

An assorted pile of junk

Still got wallpaper

The next few rooms were in much better condition than the rest with wallpaper, fittings and some furniture remaining.

Main hall landing

Main hall landing

Ground floor, done. First floor, done. Roof, done. Basement? er… why not..

Down into the basement!

Basement room

Despite being creepy and dark as hell the basement was actually really interesting, housing the boiler room, kitchen and copius amounts of storage.


Pressure dial

Oven still here

Some kind of grill thing

More interesting pipework

And with that we were done, we made our exit back to the outside world and home.

That's it!



Great place, now where to go next? 🙂

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  1. Troy (トロイ) on 15 August, 2010 at (22:21)

    Woah you are brave to go poking around in such an unstable looking building!! I tink you got some interesting pictures but i find that it’s always a shame to see what was once obviously such a nice building fall to pieces like this!

    • James on 16 August, 2010 at (08:28)

      I totally agree, this place would’ve been an amazing home, it was massive! Great place to explore but I would like to see it restored to it’s former glory.
      It wasn’t actually too unstable, just that one corridor with a door laid across a hole – my student house was worse! 🙂

  2. Dragon on 16 August, 2010 at (14:54)

    Aww… I thought you were going to restore it. I would have want in!

  3. Jamaipanese on 23 August, 2010 at (15:58)

    awesome photos, the photographer in me is going crazy with ideas for such a setting.

    • James on 23 August, 2010 at (20:44)

      Cheers Kirk, it’s an awesome site – bit of a trip for you though 🙂 Tell you what though, if you ever head over here and the place is still standing, we’ll hit it up!

  4. Nicola on 13 January, 2011 at (11:55)

    Hi James, just wondering where this was? I am looking for a location for a short film and this is exactly what the director has in mind. It would be great if you could let me know 🙂

    • James on 13 January, 2011 at (12:21)

      Hi Nicola, it’s in Bramham, West Yorkshire. It’s an awesome site with so much character, just be wary of the unstable flooring in places – all the snow we’ve had probably hasn’t helped matters. If you do film there i’d love to see the end product when it’s done! 🙂

      • Nicola on 14 January, 2011 at (21:18)

        Thank you so much for getting back to me James. Unfortunately we are looking for locations in the Bournemouth area, nevertheless if I can ever get to Bramham it would be great to use it and I will let you know! 🙂

        • Jethro on 9 January, 2012 at (16:38)

          Did you ever find anything in the bournemouth area? I’m new to the area and urbexing but it’s so exciting I realy want to find somewhere.

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