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East Sussex Eastbourne Industrial 

Bedfordwell Pumping Station in Eastbourne, East Sussex

Today I visited Bedfordwell Pumping Station in Eastbourne and I couldn’t get over how photogenic the building was. This really is a little gem that will soon be gone. Here is some history I found online.. Bedfordwell Pumping Station, comprising an engine house and adjacent boiler house, was designed by Henry Currey, architect for The Duke of Devonshire’s estate for the Eastbourne Waterworks Company Ltd., a company which had been founded in 1859 by the 7th Duke of Devonshire. The engineer was George A. Wallis, who was elected Mayor of…

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East Sussex Hellingly Hospitals / Asylums 

Hellingly Mental Asylum in Hellingly, East Sussex

Most people are unaware that there are still some abandoned buildings left from Hellingly Asylum. We went along in 2016 to show you what exactly is left. Here is a little history.. The County Authority of East Sussex decided to build a new lunatic asylum at the turn of the twentieth century after problems of overcrowding at the Haywards Heath Asylum, formerly the Sussex County Asylum. To this end the County Council purchased the 400-acre (160 ha) Park Farm estate, a short distance from Hellingly village and railway station, from…

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East Sussex Polegate Residential 

The Abandoned Bungalow Full Of Stuff in Polegate, East Sussex

This amazing abandoned bungalow was just down the road from where I live. I checked it out last year but could not get in. Luckily (not for the owner) someone has kicked the front door in so we were able to get some footage of indoors. Judging from the decorations and fittings I would say it was last decorated around the 60’s and has been abandoned at least 4 years. You can see from the photos, and video, that it once was a beautiful little cottage, now left to rot….

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East Sussex Horsebridge Industrial 

McDougall Flour Mill in Horsebridge, East Sussex

We visited this place the other day but didn’t go in. Today I went back to get the inside shots. Enjoy! *WARNING* This place is very dangerous, be careful. Bit of history.. Built around 1902 but suffered a major fire within 10 years of opening and was rebuilt as a steel roller mill, which produced far more flour in less time. The owner is listed as Mill Precision Engineers, who occupied the abandoned warehouse until the late 90’s. The Mill itself has been abandoned since the lates 60’s. The video…

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