• NHS

    South Efford House

    South Efford House, which faces north-east, consists of a principal central portion, with two wings. South Efford House, on the south bank of the River Avon, is though t to originate in the late C18 [...]
  • NHS

    Convent of Notre Dame

    The Convent of Notre Dame is in Derriford, Plymouth, and the chapel is buil t in 1971 to the designs of a Mr. Lane. It contains a stained glass window Father Charles Norris of Buckfast [...]
  • Industry

    Steer Point Brickworks

    No longer viable the Steer Point Factory, located near the Yealm estuary in Steer Point Road, Brixton, was once part of ‘the brickbusiness’ group. The original brickworks dates back to the 1890s but the present [...]
  • Hotels

    Lee Bay Hotel

    On a hot day we head to Lee bay, this foreboding hotel sat on the seafront looks menacing, it involved a lot of climbing but once inside we could chill. We decide to work from [...]
  • Transport

    Bus Heritage Centre

    Bus and coach awaiting restoration We ask that people do not visit here without permission we gained this via email. we have heard reports that mindless idiots are now trashing some of the buses Please [...]
  • Tourist

    Spirit of the West

    Spirit of the West Theme Park previously known as Frontier City, a former American Wild West theme park in Cornwall. Closed in 2009 ..
  • MOD

    Plymouth Hoe Centre

    Late at night, we get a phone call to meet on Notte Street at the Plymouth Hoe Centre as the demolition crew had gone home Making our way past a caravan we entered straight in [...]
  • MOD

    Hope Cove Bunker

    “Still to this day we cannot believe that we were one of the lucky few to have access inside hope cove Bunker finding that we could get access via the air shaft (covered up now) [...]
  • Other

    Plymouth Civic Centre

    As part of the plans to rebuild the city, Plymouth Civic Centre designed by city architect Hector Stirling. Although his design is approved in 1957, the architects Jellicoe, Ballantyne & Colleridge are given authority to [...]
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    Hotels

    Quality Hotel Plymouth

    History of Quality Hotel Plymouth The Quality Hotel opens on May 1, 1970, as the Mayflower Post House and characterize in The Herald at the time as being the finest hotel site in Europe 18 [...]

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Penhale Camp

Penhale Camp, near Holywell Bay about six miles outside of Newquay originally developed by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in 1939 as an emergency measure to train anti-aircraft gunners. Evidence of the gun sites, searchlight […]

Hotels

Palace Hotel Torquay

The Palace Hotel Torquay created in the 1920s from a villa built for the Bishop of Exeter . In 1921 the building is purchased by George Hands who was at the time a Birmingham Industrialist who […]

Industry

Totnes Dairy

The Brunel buildings (Totnes Dairy) used for various storage purposes including, during the early parts of the 20th century, as a warehouse for Symons Cyder. In 1934 the complex of buildings taken over by Daws […]

MOD

Central Park Air Raid Shelter

Central Park Air Raid Shelter When war broke out in 1939, the character of Central park changed considerably it quickly turns into allotments for growing food, and space set aside air-raid shelters and a prisoner […]

Hotels

Torbay Berkeley Hotel

Closing in 2009 the Torbay Berkeley hotel has fallen on hard times when its previous owner died and the premises sold The site sits between a holiday camp and Housing Estate Entering through the reception […]

Industry

Torrington Dairy

Torrington Dairy Crest sits in Taddiport and was part of the dairy crest group. This site is huge and spans over two buildings, one for processing and the other was for distribution. A walk inside […]

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Houses

Glitterball House

After walking down a country footpath we spotted Glitterball House on the side. This sorry looking building has seen better days After climbing over a small bank of mud we were in the garden. Looking […]

NHS

Talgarth Asylum

On arriving the Talgarth Asylum we realized just how big the site was. We make our way around the different rooms and corridors taking pictures until a member of the group stepped on a floor […]

NHS

South Efford House

South Efford House, which faces north-east, consists of a principal central portion, with two wings. South Efford House, on the south bank of the River Avon, is though t to originate in the late C18 […]

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