Cotehele Quay

Cotehele Quay is on the River Tamar and was once a busy transit and freight quay, market gardeners sent their wares to Plymouth from here and no doubt the local mines will have also used it. The quay and area in general is dotted with lime kilns. The lime would have been used in agriculture [...]

By |2012-09-04T11:08:44+01:00February 1st, 2012|Blog, Cornwall, Devon, Featured, Panoramas, UK|4 Comments

Cotehele – Potting Shed

Cotehele is in The Tamar Valley on the border of Devon and Cornwall, once this area was awash with market gardens, the steep south facing hills giving a great aspect for growing flowers. The area was mostly known for daffodils, these gardens are no longer working, however various kinds of daffs can still be found [...]

By |2012-01-31T22:20:06+00:00January 31st, 2012|Blog, Cornwall, Featured, UK|4 Comments

Wool Grading Sheds – Ironwork

This is a pretty simple image - just an empty warehouse, but look at the lovely ironwork in the roof. They don't make them like that anymore. The room was probably the tidiest, of the buildings at site, nicely clean floors and no  rotting roofs. the sun was low as you can see and gave [...]

By |2012-01-30T21:43:14+00:00January 30th, 2012|Blog, Devon, Featured, Industrial, UK, Urban Exploration|5 Comments

Wool Grading – Dodgy Room #2

Here's another shot of the room with the dodgy floor. After venturing across the bridge and not being sure what to find the other side of the door I was faces with a rather large hole in the floor. Luckily the door was placed over the hole so I was able to get into the [...]

By |2012-01-24T21:21:14+00:00January 24th, 2012|Blog, Devon, Featured, Industrial, UK, Urban Exploration|2 Comments

Wool Grading – Two Ways

I've tried to take advantage of the wide angle lens here and split the image in two. This was an idea I saw at some of the local asylums where the corridors are acutely angled. This is testament to having my eyes open and thinking about framing images and what the camera and lens can [...]

By |2012-01-19T22:34:01+00:00January 19th, 2012|Blog, Devon, Featured, Industrial, UK, Urban Exploration|0 Comments

Wool Grading Sheds – The Switch

Although the mill is very stripped and just a shell there are a few interesting things left on the walls, well one or two anyway. I spotted this switch and thought it would make a nice subject and a change to use a different lens. Shooting wide angle is pretty easy, composition is a doddle [...]

By |2012-01-17T23:07:50+00:00January 17th, 2012|Blog, Devon, Featured, Industrial, UK, Urban Exploration|0 Comments

Cotehele House – Ornamental Pond

Above the house is an ornamental pond, its a really nice spot in the summer with plenty of fish in the water, however they all seem to be in hiding and I didnt see any at all on this day. Maybe they were keeping warm!   I've had a few people ask how [...]

By |2012-09-04T11:08:44+01:00January 10th, 2012|Blog, Cornwall, Featured, Panoramas|1 Comment

National Trust – Cotehele Courtyard #2

The present house was built between 1485 and 1539 during the reigns of Richard III, Henry VII and Henry VIII. Sir Richard Edgcumbe, was rewarded for his loyalty to Henry Tudor at the Battle of Bosworth (the battle was in 1485), started to completely remodel the original 13th century property. Following Richard Edgcumbe's death 4 [...]

By |2012-09-01T10:07:50+01:00January 7th, 2012|Blog, Cornwall, Featured, Panoramas, Uncategorized|1 Comment

National Trust House – Cotehele Courtyard #1

Local to where my Mum lives is a beautiful National Trust house.I've been going here for over 20 years, well before I had an interest in photography. The house was built around 1485 and is one of the least changed Tudor buildings in the UK. I took the opportunity to check it out again over [...]

By |2012-09-01T09:57:02+01:00January 4th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Panoramas|4 Comments

Bodmin Jail – Naval Wing

The most derelict part of the prison that is actually accessible is the Naval Wing. The wing was of course originally covered with an internal landing on each floor, initially for housing civilians then handed to the Navy. Supports for the landings this can be seen in the higher levels where wooden posts still remain. [...]

By |2012-01-06T21:44:09+00:00January 3rd, 2012|Blog, Featured|2 Comments

Bodmin Jail – The Lag

As is customary Viveca and I visited some nice decayed places over the holidays. This is a partially abandoned prison in Cornwall, UK. It was built in 1779 for prisoners of war and saw 50 public executions, the last of which was in 1909. The prison was closed in 1922 and was left to rot. [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:32:52+00:00January 2nd, 2012|Blog, Cornwall, Featured|3 Comments

Devon – Wool Grading Warehouses

Sheep have grazed upon Dartmoor in Devon for thousands of years. Mills have consequently sprung up in the locality for several hundred years. These have all but closed now as the processes become more mechanised and automated. The sheds were used for grading, spinning and washing until the 1930's when the machinery was sent away [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:37:16+00:00December 26th, 2011|Blog, Devon, Featured|3 Comments

Burngullow Clay Driers

A couple of images from an explore last year with one of my urbex friends. We were both in The West Country visiting relatives over Christmas and decided to hook up for some photo fun. Our target was Burngullow Clay Driers. From what I remember we had a bit of trouble finding the location due [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:32:56+00:00December 8th, 2010|Cornwall, Explored, Featured|0 Comments

Criminal Activity

After getting my new monitor last week I seem to have been filled with more and more excitement for processing. Coupled with that the purchase of some more memory yesterday I don't have to go and make a cuppa between edits while the PC thinks about things. So I've been going through some of my [...]

By |2010-12-28T20:16:36+00:00September 25th, 2010|Featured|4 Comments