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East Sussex Military Newhaven 

HMS Forward in Newhaven, East Sussex

Been visiting here on and off for a few years, a fantastic set of tunnels hidden away under South Heighton, such a shame that this is not a museum, as they played a vital role during the 2nd world war. In 1941, 130 miners dug 550 yards of tunnels through rock chalk and seams of hard flint 20m below South Heighton, north of Newhaven, in just 17 weeks. The purpose of the project was to house 100 or so naval personnel who monitored the sea off the Sussex coast midway…

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British Railway East Sussex Polegate 

The ABANDONED Old Polegate Station

In 1881 the second station at Polegate was opened in connection with the construction of a new westward facing line to Hailsham and the 1880 extension of the Cuckoo Line to Eridge, and the re-aligned branchline to Eastbourne which the present line follows today. The second station had four through platforms. The East Coastway line through Polegate was electrified in 1935 bringing in faster more frequent services. In 1965 the Cuckoo line north of Hailsham was closed followed i…n 1968 by complete closure of the branch to Hailsham. On 6…

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East Sussex Religious 

A Breathtaking ABANDONED Church in Sussex with POWER

I found out about this derelict Church in East Sussex. Luckily I found an open door and what was inside was absolutely breathtaking. It was the middle of the day when I first came here and I didn’t know if I was seen on-site, so I left the entrance as it was, and decided to return the following morning. I set the alarm for 5:30am the following morning and after a couple of cups of tea I headed out to the Church. I arrived at approx 6:30am and the sun was just…

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East Sussex Mark Cross Schools 

The Abandoned TERRORIST School in Sussex!

Jameah Islameah School was inspected by the Office for Standards in Education which noted that it “does not provide a satisfactory education for its pupils.”At the time of the inspection, the school had nine students. According to BBC News the school purported to teach students to become Islamic leaders, training them to the level high enough to teach in local Masjids and Madrassas. There had been allegations that the school was used in the training and recruitment of terrorists. According to testimony from Al Qaeda suspects held at Guantanamo Bay,…

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East Sussex Industrial 

Abandoned Animal Feed Mill in East Sussex

The abandoned animal feed mill in East Sussex. The original building was built in 1380 but suffered a fire around 1880 and the mill was rebuilt on top of the original mill. Apparently the water wheel is still under what is currently there. The newer building was built in 1950 and re-modernised in 1968. The last owners abandoned the site around 1999 and it has been left to rot ever since.

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Industrial Residential West Sussex 

The Abandoned Farm in Sussex

After much time walking around a field in pitch black we came across these beautiful abandoned farm houses. It conists of 2 small semi detached farm houses and a much larger main farm house. There is also some barns and horse stables here too. The smaller farm houses were in a very bad state and looked like they have been abandoned for a long time. The main farm house looks as if it has only been abandoned 10-15 years. Unfortunately we couldn’t find much history on this place other than…

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Chichester Hospitals / Asylums West Sussex 

Graylingwell Mental Asylum in Chichester, West Sussex

Graylingwell Hospital (formerly The West Sussex County Lunatic Asylum) was a psychiatric hospital in Chichester, West Sussex. Construction of the asylum began in 1894 and was completed in 1897. The asylum was built of soft red brick with reconstituted stonework ornamentation roofed with slate in a classical Queen Anne style. Lodges and other outbuildings differed in their use of rendered upper storeys and the chapel was built in local flint and reconstituted stone with a red clay tiled roof. At the outbreak of the First World War, the asylum was…

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Industrial West Sussex 

Dairy Crest Factory in West Sussex

So after driving past this place many times, we decided to pop in and have a look around. HISTORY – We could not find any history what so ever on this location other than it’s only been closed a couple years. THE EXPLORE – Getting on site was super easy and getting into the main building was a case of ‘Walk up-Walk in’ There wasn’t much inside the building but there are some nice bits outside! Some of the lights still work so the building may still have power although…

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East Sussex Lewes Schools 

St Anne’s School in Lewes, East Sussex

So we tried to get in here in February but the place was sealed tight, after that we sort of forgot about the place…After we saw a video from ‘Joe Weller’ exploring this place, we headed off in hot pursuit to try get it done before all of his fans make their way there… HISTORY – The original building and more importantly the land that it sits on has a very rich and interesting history, it closed down as a school for “Difficult” children at the end of the Summer…

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Care Homes East Preston West Sussex 

Bradbury Care Home in West Sussex

So we headed over to this abandoned care home in West Sussex. HISTORY – This building was once the ‘Bradbury hotel’ royal blind society. After the hotel closed the building stood empty for 4 months before they turned it into a care home. The building was shut for the last time in 2008! there are plans to convert this building into flats ‘High quality apartments specifically for the elderly. EXPLORE – We arrived at the location with confidence of getting inside, we found the way onsite but it was surrounded…

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