East Sussex Military Newhaven Urban Exploring 

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 Demolished East Sussex Polegate Urban Exploring 

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 Urban Exploring 

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 Urban Exploring 

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 Urban Exploring 

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 Urban Exploring 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 Urban Exploring 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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