Demolished East Sussex Hellingly Leisure Urban Exploring 

The Golden Martlet (Cuckoo’s Rest) Burnt Out Pub in Hellingly, East Sussex

I used to drive past this everyday on my way to work, but never once took a good look around, until today! This is the remains of The Golden Martlet (AKA The Cuckoo’s Rest) built in 1902 (approx). Abandoned after a fire in 2001 which gutted the building. After finding out the pub was completely destroyed, the owners moved the pub to a converted barn next door, and renamed it to The Cuckoo’s Rest. Unfortunately as of 21/06/2016 the buildings have been demolished to make way for housing.

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East Sussex Hellingly Hospitals / Asylums Urban Exploring 

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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