Sunday, 30 May 2010

Castlevania - Portrait of Ruin: Baconsthorpe Castle

A Grade 1-listed English Heritage site, this fortified manor house was originally built between 1460 and 1486 by the Heydon family outside the small village of Baconsthorpe. In use for several hundred years, infighting within the family and financial hardships saw much of the castle fall into ruin, as well as demolished for sale of building materials.

Sunday, 23 May 2010

''Who Will Survive, and What Will be Left of Them?''

Ramshackle derelict buildings on the grounds of the disused Hempstead Mill, near Holt. The mill itself has stood since around 1830, and is in such good condition I assumed it was occupied, focusing instead on the smaller surrounding buildings. They look more interesting anyway, very 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre...'

Abandoned Boozers of Norwich #6: James I

Closed in 2008. On the day I photographed it there were workmen working on the property both inside and out, so it appears to have some future use, whether as a drinking hole or not.