Monday, 19 March 2018

Woolley Hall, Wakefield


Woolley Hall is a country house in Woolley, West Yorkshire, England. It is a Grade II* listed building.
For a comprehensive history see here:
Esoteric Eric


Washpit Mill, Holmfirth


One from last month which has recently been released for public consumption.
The textile opened in 1822 and was most recently occupied by Westwood Yarns from 1988. In December 2015 it was reported that administrators had been called in and company had ceased trading by February 2016. There are currently plans for a housing development and businesses such as the Carding Shed, Oil Can CafĂ© and classic car restoration currently located at nearby Dobroyd Mills to relocate.
Esoteric Eric


Monday, 12 March 2018

Co-Op Building/ Heaven & Hell Nightclub, Huddersfield


It was the year 1936 when Huddersfield’s Co-operative was built and May 1937 when it officially opened its doors.
Its chief architect was W.A. Johnson and it was revolutionary in its design for a commercial building of the time.
In its early days it remained the Co-op, and other uses have included a radio station, music school and nightclub.
Part of the building is now the Wilkinsons store.
Kirklees Council agreed to buy it in 2007 for £2.1m as it formed part of the plans for the £200m Queensgate Revival, but the economic downturn hit the plans.
The music school moved out and it has remained empty since.
Esoteric Eric


Thursday, 8 March 2018

Decoy, Doncaster


A culvert heading under White Rose Way at Lakeside Village, Doncaster which eventually joins the lakes which make up the Potteric Carr Nature Reserve.

Esoteric Eric