Category Archives: norfolk

Hales Hospital / Heckingham Institution – Norfolk

A workhouse has been at this site near Hales since the 1760s. In 1927, the workhouse was closed and the building converted into an institution for “mental defectives”. After 1930, control passed to Norfolk County Council and the establishment was … Continue reading

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Fletcher Convalescent Home of the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital – Cromer

The Fletcher Convelescent Home opened on 25 April 1893 and closed 105 years later (in 1998). Since closure the buildings have been subject to numerous planning applications, none of which have been successful. While it’s fate is decided, the building … Continue reading

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St Michaels Hospital / Aylsham Workhouse – Norfolk

Starting life as Aylsham Union Workhouse, the impressively imposing building was built in the 1840s. In 1930 it became a Public Assistance Institution and then St Michaels Hospital. The main building closed in 2005. Tiny bits have been demolished since, … Continue reading

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BOCM Pauls’ Mill – Wymondham

Hiding deep within the Norfolk countryside is a small abandoned farm-food processing plant. Formerly operated by BOCM Pauls, it closed in 1996. As with most places I visit, there are plans to build on the site, but I doubt anything … Continue reading

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Ebridge Mill – Norfolk

Of the 100+ mills built in Norfolk during the 1800s, many have been demolished or converted. Two or three remain in industrial use today. This one lies derelict, hidden away deep within the countryside – a crumbling reminder of Norfolk’s … Continue reading

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Little Plumstead Hospital – Norfolk

Little Plumstead was home to Norfolk’s main “mental deficiency colony”. In recent years, it has closed down. Sadly a lot of the buildings have been demolished to make way for housing. Part of the site remains in use as a … Continue reading

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RAF Bodney – Norfolk

One of the great things about this website (that sounds egotistical, but I shall continue) is the amount of feedback I receive from visitors. Most leave memories of their times at the places I visit. Some leave compliments. And very … Continue reading

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