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Derelict Or Ruin Collection

"Exploring the Beauty in Derelict or Ruin: A Journey through Time and Decay" Step into the past with these captivating glimpses of derelict or ruin

Background imageDerelict Or Ruin Collection: Burnley DES01_01_0492

Burnley DES01_01_0492
Looking north down Healey Wood Road, Burnley, Lancashire, showing partially demolished terraces in the foreground and Healey Wood Mill in the distance

Background imageDerelict Or Ruin Collection: Middleham Castle DP168721

Middleham Castle DP168721
Middleham Castle, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire. The castle from the south, with Middleham village behind. Photographed in March 2015

Background imageDerelict Or Ruin Collection: Tintern Abbey JRU01_01_178

Tintern Abbey JRU01_01_178
TINTERN ABBEY, MONMOUTHSHIRE, WALES. A view looking north-west towards Tintern Abbey, with a road sign displaying Tintern in the foreground

Background imageDerelict Or Ruin Collection: The Rookery Sutton Coldfield, 1942 a42_03385

The Rookery Sutton Coldfield, 1942 a42_03385
The Rookery, Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham. The derelict east front of The Rookery. Once described as " The greatest ornament and addition to the town of Sutton"

Background imageDerelict Or Ruin Collection: St Bartholomews Heigham, 1942 a42_03745

St Bartholomews Heigham, 1942 a42_03745
St Bartholomews Church, St Bartholomews Close, Heigham, Norwich, Norfolk. St Bartholomews Church viewed from the south showing bomb damage

Background imageDerelict Or Ruin Collection: Market Hall Birmingham, 1941 a42_00727

Market Hall Birmingham, 1941 a42_00727
Market Hall, Worcester Street, Bull Ring, Birmingham. Construction workers beside a traction engine inside the bombed out shell of the Market Hall. The former Market Hall dated from the 1830s

Background imageDerelict Or Ruin Collection: St Johns Church, Deritend, 1942 a42_00201

St Johns Church, Deritend, 1942 a42_00201
St Johns Church, High Street Deritend, Deritend, Birmingham. The south elevation and tower of St Johns Church showing bomb damage. This building of 1735 replaced an earlier chapel of 1380

Background imageDerelict Or Ruin Collection: St Annes School Deritend a42_00472

St Annes School Deritend a42_00472
St Annes School, Alcester Street, Deritend, Digbeth, Birmingham. An old man seated outside St Annes School, Alcester Street

Background imageDerelict Or Ruin Collection: Clokes Mill a028901

Clokes Mill a028901
Clokes Mill, Waltham, Canterbury, Kent. A derelict smock mill known as Clokes Mill, photographed in June 1930. This mill appears to have disappeared by about 1931 and was replaced by a store or garage

Background imageDerelict Or Ruin Collection: Burnley housing DES01_01_0491

Burnley housing DES01_01_0491
Looking north along Healey Wood Road, Burnley, Lancashire, from the railway line showing abandoned houses awaiting demolition. Photographed by Eileen Deste between 1966 and 1974

Background imageDerelict Or Ruin Collection: Burnley DES01_01_0539

Burnley DES01_01_0539
The terrace on the east side of Ashworth Street, Fulledge, Burnley, Lancashire, viewed from the junction of Richard Street showing boarded up and broken windows in some houses

Background imageDerelict Or Ruin Collection: Leeds DES01_01_0534

Leeds DES01_01_0534
Looking along St Marys Street towards St Marys Church, Quarry Hill, Leeds, West Yorkshire, with an elderly man standing in the demolished street



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"Exploring the Beauty in Derelict or Ruin: A Journey through Time and Decay" Step into the past with these captivating glimpses of derelict or ruin, each holding a unique story within their crumbling walls. From the hauntingly beautiful Burnley DES01_01_0492 to the majestic Middleham Castle DP168721, these remnants of history transport us to bygone eras. Tintern Abbey JRU01_01_178 stands as a testament to both architectural grandeur and nature's reclamation. Its weathered stones bear witness to centuries of change, evoking a sense of melancholy beauty that captivates all who visit. In contrast, Burnley housing DES01_01_0491 and DES01_01_0539 portray a different type of abandonment - once vibrant homes now left forgotten. These decaying structures tell tales of lives lived within their walls, reminding us that even in neglect there is still an echo of human existence. Leeds DES01_01_0534 offers a glimpse into urban decay, where time has taken its toll on once bustling streets. The faded facades hint at former glory while inviting contemplation on the passage of time and society's ever-changing landscape. Traveling back further in time, we encounter The Rookery Sutton Coldfield from 1942 (a42_03385), St Bartholomews Heigham from 1942 (a42-03745), St Johns Church Deritend from 1942 (a42-0020), Market Hall Birmingham from 1941 (a42-00727), and St Annes School Deritend (a42-00472). These poignant images capture war-torn buildings amidst chaos but also showcase resilience amid adversity. Lastly, Clokes Mill a028901 reminds us that even industrial ruins can possess an eerie allure.