A growing assortment of derelict odds and ends, small houses, hill-farms, dead-end tunnels, one-room schoolhouses &c., found on my travels in England and Wales from 2005 to now. Newest first.
Hang Man Barn, Itchingfield, WSx, 2016.
Nobody's quite sure how this old barn came by its gruesome name; one
story is that a court used to be held in the session room at nearby Possessionhouse Farm, condemning the guilty to be
hanged from the rafters here, while a simpler explanation is that a wretched wayfarer chose to end it all here one
lonely night. The truth is long lost and soon the barn will be too: years of neglect have left it perilously close to collapse.
The Hangman's Barn, Itchingfield, 2016.
Dungeness, Kent, 2016. A vast, windswept desert of flat shingle, dominated by the looming bulk of the Nuclear Power
Station, the foreshore is littered with the remains of fishermen's huts, experimental radio establishments and tramways
used to haul fish up to the road. On a quiet day it can feel like the end of the world.
Congregational Chapel, Watersfield, Sussex, 2016. This damp little red-brick chapel was built in 1823. Latterly the
Watersfield United Reformed Church, it closed almost two decades ago.
Former Olympia Electric Theatre (detail), Chichester, Sussex, 2016. The former cinema, now used as a prop store
for the Festival Theatre was painted with a huge mural by Italian street-artist RUN in 2013.