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Asylums + Hospitals -

Bangor Hospital   Cane Hill   Cane Hill Demolition   Central Middlesex Hospital   Cherry Knowles  Denbigh  Deva  Fairmile Hospital   Graylingwell Asylum  Harperbury Hospital  Hellingly  High Royds   Holywell  King Edward VII   Lancaster Moor   Leybourne Grange 
Lincoln General   Severalls   St Clements   St Georges   St Marys   UCL Middlesex   West Park   West Middlesex Hospital
Whittingham Hospital  Worcester Royal Infirmary  Yardley Green 

Military -

Anstruther Rotor Bunker Crowborough GCHQ + Aspidistra  Dover   Drakelow RSG/RGHQ Farleigh Down Tunnel   Fort Burgoyne Fort Paull   Goosnargh Bunker  Lansdown No.12 Group HQ  Kelvedon Hatch  Llanberis Ammunition Store  Longcross Barracks  Maidstone No.1 Group HQ  Monkton Farleigh  North Weald Mobilisation Centre  RAF Chilmark  RAF Holmpton  RAF Newton  
RAF Wartling  ROC Posts   Royal Military Academy   Wentworth Command Bunker

Industrial -

Battersea Power Station  Chinnor Cement Works   Fletchers Paper Mill  Ford Dagenham  Horton Kirby Paper Mill
HP Sauce Factory  NGTE Pyestock  Shipton Cement Works  SLP Engineering  Tolly Cobbald Brewery

Underground -

Browns Folly  Box freestone Quarry  Carshalton Air Raid Shelter  Eastry Chalk Mine  Epsom Road Deep Shelter  Hever Caves  Monks Quarry  Paris Catacombs  Paris Catacombs - 4 Day Visit  Ramsgate Tunnels  Ridge Quarry   Shorts Factory 
Swan Quarry (Kingsdown)  Westwood Quarry 

Other -

BIBRA Laboratory  Big Brother House  Chichester Emergency Bunker   Crawley Borough Emergency Bunker   Drapers Tower   Duke of Lancaster   Firbeck Hall   Lincoln Conservative Club  Pleasureland 
Silverlands  St Josephs Seminary   St Pancras Station  Tank testing Facility  Ushaw Seminary 

Chinnor Cement Works

Visited July 2006 with Zero and LittleElvis



It must have been the hottest day of the year so far, but still we went off for a days exploring.
Travelling for 2 hours from Kent to Oxfordshire in a very unreliable car, we found what we were looking for Chinnor cement works. Its massive chimney stands out on the horizon and we headed straight for it , but being in the middle of a huge quarry meant we had to park a fair distance away.
After walking for 20 minutes through the old water ponds and quarried rock we made it to the main complex of buildings. First thing was to take some exterior shots then get inside to get out of the blistering heat.

Being in the middle of nowhere and no security presence we could explore at our own pace and not worry about noise.
Inside is covered with cement dust. Huge rollers which heated and mixed and crushed stones still sit idle, the control desks which operate all the machinery survive although one had been targeted by arsonsits. The ladders which take you upto the gantrys above the machinery have all been cut off to prevent been people climbing up but its still easy to find your own way up and onto the roof.
Railway tracks lead up to hoppers where cement and ballast could be taken away by train but this probably stopped a long time before the works closed. Along one of the tracks are a row of old carriages and wagons, some slowly rotting away while others look as though they are being restored.
The latest news on the site is that demolition has begun.

Central Middlesex Main view of Chinnor


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