Monthly Archives: September 2008

Stewartby Brickworks – Bedfordshire

In 1897, B.J. Forder and Son opened a Fletton brickworks at Wootton Pillinge (later to be called Stewartby). The company later merged with several other companies, the main one being the London Brick Company (which had been founded in 1889). … Continue reading

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ROC posts – Linton, Arrington & Botesdale

Another quick round up ROC posts that I’ve recently visited. ROC posts were small underground observation posts to monitor nuclear fallout during the Cold War. Around 1600 were built, but many have since been demolished/filled in/flooded. Some remain intact, but … Continue reading

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Barrow Gurney Hospital – Bristol

Barrow Gurney Hospital closed in 2006 and had the dubious honour of being the dirtiest hospital in the country. I can’t even begin to write an introduction that details this location’s history. If you are interested, please check out this … Continue reading

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Butleigh Hospital – Somerset

Butleigh Hospital is situated in a small village close to Glastonbury. It was built in 1882 and closed in 2005. I have no external pictures, but one from 1955 can be found at the Francis Frith collection.

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Tone Vale Hospital – Somerset

Tone Vale Hospital was built in 1897 and closed in 1995. This is now pretty much totally converted into homes, and a few leisure services. The main recreation hall is really the only derelict piece of interest left. Situated bang … Continue reading

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