Tag : Behind Closed Doors

Royal Papworth Hospital, Papworth Everard, Cambridgeshire

Royal Papworth Hospital, Papworth Everard, Cambridgeshire

Established as a tuberculosis settlement in 1918, the Royal Papworth Hospital grew to be a world-leading heart and lung hospital, and moved to new premises in 2019

Zeche HR, Germany

Zeche HR, Germany

Zeche HR was a mine in Germany with an amazing bathhouse full of baskets, and features a huge hammerhead winding tower. There’s also an elephant!

Convent of Mercy, Buttevant, Ireland

Convent of Mercy, Buttevant, Ireland

The Buttevant Convent of Mercy in Ireland’s County Cork was constructed in 1879 and was home to the Sisters of Mercy until their departure in 2012.

Tuberculosis Sanatorium, Italy

Tuberculosis Sanatorium / Hospital, Italy

A tuberculosis sanatorium in Italy that later became a general hospital with a huge chapel and traditional Italian architecture.

Glenmaroon and Knockmaroon House, Dublin, Ireland

Glenmaroon and Knockmaroon House, Dublin, Ireland

The former residence of Arthur Guinness, featuring grand wood panelling and staircases, stained glass windows and even a swimming pool.

Cahercon House, Kildysart, Ireland

Cahercon House, Kildysart, Ireland

Built around 1790 overlooking the Shannon Estuary, Cahercon House is a 60-bedroom Georgian mansion with an interesting history.

Castle MacGarrett, Claremorris, Ireland

Castle MacGarrett, Claremorris, Ireland

Castle MacGarrett was built in 1811 as the family home for a wealthy land-owner. It later became a nursing home for nuns, and features ornate ceilings.

Lucchini Steel Works, Piombino, Italy

Lucchini Steel Works, Piombino, Italy

A steel works in Italy dating back to 1864 and rebuilt after the war, including coke ovens and rolling mills.

Ritz Cinema, Nuneaton

Ritz Cinema, Nuneaton

Opening in 1937, the Ritz cinema in Nuneaton features some excellent Grade II listed plasterwork interiors.

Guildhall, Police Station and Central Fire Station, Nottingham

Guildhall, Police Station and Central Fire Station, Nottingham

Former Magistrates’ court, police station and fire station, all in one grand 1880s building with a stunning entrance hall and Art Deco features