Dartmoor – Underworld

Hidden under the Dartmoor turf is this little urbex gem. Its a disused pumping house. The second visit for me, first time it wasn't this damp. I was expecting there to be a little water, however I wasn't expecting it to be 18 inches plus deep. I shou8ld have taken my waders! There is very [...]

By |2012-02-17T19:57:53+00:00February 17th, 2012|Blog, Devon, Featured, Industrial, UK, Urban Exploration|4 Comments

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

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