Industrial Sites

Industrial Sites

Mills and Engineering Firms are what I would term Industrial. Being from the North, it’s going to be mostly the former type.

 

We have hundreds of the things knocking around, or that used to be the case. There are still a few abandoned ones but many have been demolished or refurbished into offices or even flats.

 

Mills tend to look quite ‘samey’ within but are some of the most accessible locations for a beginner Urban Explorer. Fully expect to be creeped out and startled by pigeons who take great pleasure in making the likes of us jump and swear accordingly.

 

Mill basements are some of the creepiest places I have ever experienced. They are not to be explored alone and you will need some hefty lighting equipment if you want to capture those moments.

 

Although mills tend to be overlooked due to ‘more pictures of pillars‘, I have taken some great shots in them and am not deterred by visiting more in the future.

Visited: April 2021

The Remains of Hoyle Ing Dyeworks

…’up the steps revealed copious amounts of pigeon shit and little else. The views were quite nice though revealing another nearby wrecked building’…

Visited: May 2021

The Bus Graveyard

…’I can’t say I am comfortable knowing there’s several tons of metal just an inch above my head’…

Visited: April 2021

Eva Brothers Ltd.

…’…’I made my way up this long desolate encampment trying not to walk on the many corrugated iron sheets underfoot, which echoed unnervingly each time I stepped upon one’…

Visited: April 2021

Fern Mills

…several pieces of jagged glass purposely embedded into the concrete and designed to slash your hands open glinted back at me’…

Visited: April 2021

Excelsior Works

…’how to get in such an imperious old building was my present conundrum. Walking in the front door rarely works and this one was locked firmly’…

Visited: April 2021

Newsome Mills

…’neither of us fancied the old yard as those little blighters with sharp teeth were still mucking around within’…

 

Visited: March 2021

Agecroft Power Station

…’inside was extremely derpy with dodgy floors and extreme blackness. I was grateful for the portable floodlight I carry around with me.’…




Visited: September 2020

A&E Distribution Warehouse

…’the sofa’s looked relatively comfortable even though someone may have been tortured on the white one looking at the red splatters. The way it was set out looked like lines of coke could have been laid down.’…

Visited: September 2020

Carblox Refractory Plant

…’I tried the plank gingerly placing some weight on it, and then a little more. A quick dash was needed and some hope the stairs were not completely rotten.’…

 

Visited: September 2020

Hepworth Refractories

…’A walk around Hepworth Refractories was more akin to checking out an art illegal gallery. There is no stealth needed as you can simply walk on to this derelict site and look around.’…

 

Visited: September 2020

Hays Colours

…’We are not used to warning signs during explores. Generally, there are poles, nails, metal sheets, and metal wiring all waiting to impale you’…

 

Visited: September 2020

Sedburgh Mill

…’this poor bird must have suffered, there’s always some arsehole pulling shit like this. It had been dead for some time.’…

Visited: August 2020

Tetrosyl Ltd.

…’while we were at the other end of this building a digger came very close. Talk about scaring the shit out of us. We had to duck to avoid being seen’…

 

Visited: August 2020

Return to Jubilee Mill

…’you have to make your choices of which direction you want to go next with some thought. Which way can I go and remain alive?’…

Visited: September 2020

Pagefield Mill

…’delving deeper into Pagefield Mill, there was an atmosphere of foreboding and once the other explorers had left, deadly silence.’…

 

Visited: June 2020

Murphy’s Machinery

…’swinging chains that could be used to hold corpses lurked within with hooks and all kinds of other sadistic sights. It even made me shudder and I’m well versed in seeing gruesome-looking sights’…

Visited: June 2020

Dalton Mills – Part One

…‘what the fuck are you doing in here, thieves… you have broken in, I saw you scouting around looking to get in…’, he screamed in a high pitched wheezy voice that had been subjected to years of tobacco abuse’…

Visited: June 2020

Dalton Mills – Part Two

…’wheezy didn’t look a threat; he was not tall, walked with a slouch and I had to strain just to hear what he was saying, which I would describe more like a croak than a voice’…

Visited: May 2020

The Old Power Station

…’I hung on to a tree branch that fortunately didn’t break while bearing my weight, grunting, groaning, and hoping it would not snap’…

 

Visited: May 2020

Oakwood Mill

…’inside was wrecked but we were not expecting a grand ballroom with glittering diamonds adorning the ceiling rafters’…

Visited: May 2020

Washpit Mills

…’the doors to these big round areas looked like something from ‘Alien’. Who knows what they were used for?’…

Visited: March 2020

Kruger Tissue Industrial

…’inside was deadly quiet, I could hear every little sound, no matter how small and the atmosphere immediately chilled me’…

 

Visited: March 2020

Westwood Mill

…’there were several passages to choose from, two of the three were the wrong one. Of course, I chose a wrong one and had to double back’…

Visited: March 2020

Calder Bank Mill

…’the two lads appeared in the far corner of this room and made to leave. There’s space for everyone, but I seem to have that effect on people. Not enough deodorant?’…

Visited: March 2020

The Shetland Pony Building

…’barns are full of cow-shit and generally stink. They are not interesting at all unless you have some kind of bovine coprophilia fetish’…

Visited: March 2020

Allen Brickworks

…’to call Allen Brickworks a tourist Urbex attraction would be going too far but this is as easy as it gets’…