You can locate this ruinious home along the Water of Milk in the county of Dumfries an Gallowa (Dumfries and Galloway), Scotland. The Milkbank House abandoned estate was built in 1895 by architect Frank James Chambers Carruthers. William Ogle retired to his mansion home in 1897 and served as a JP for Dumfries.
Built with several editions with different areas being 2 or 3 stories tall. Styled in Scottish Baronial architecture, also referred to Scots Baronial, which draws into the Castle like appearance of this estate. The structure is listed as At-Risk by the HES (Historic Environment Scotland).
The kennels for the dogs can be seen below.
At a certain time after a war torn period it was sought for the demolition of the home. Furthermore, it was un-roofed and gutted instead of destroyed.
You can find this home using these coordinates. 55.072329, -3.347515.
The flying insects are believed to have been migrating and found a good spot there. This wasp nest measures over 22 feet long!
The local authorities of San Sebastián were called by worried neighborhood people. Even those passing by must have heard some sort of commotion with an essential blob so alive with thousands upon thousands of buzzing insects.
The hive is constructed by the wasps when they scrape wood fibers with their mandibles and chew them into pulp and then deposit it all into an ever growing hive.
Reported back in 2013 it is unclear if they are still there now, anyone know?
Update : The wasps were late killed with insecticides by authorities!
The Pendle witch trails of 1612 ended with the hanging of 9 women and 1 man all given trails and found guilty of murder through their believed black magic ways. This abandoned witch cottage was found near Lower Black Moss around the Pendle Hill area during a construction project in Lancashire. The home is thought to have been the house of one of the Pendle witch families.
“Swear their homage to ye devil“
A mummified cat body was allegedly found in the walls and the site is in remarkably good condition. This furthers speculation that this may in fact be Malkin Tower.
A scholar of the 1600’s, Richard James stated, “Malkin’s Tower, a little cottage where reporte makes caitive witches meete to swear their homage to ye devil.” Read more on the Pendle Witches here.
Abandoned Witch Cottage
Also, the area is very popular with those interested in ghosts and witchcraft. The Most Haunted show visited the site and documented their experience in 2004. Many people hike the path from the reservoir to the top of the hill during Halloween.
Along 395 and just below Fox, Oregon. Peacefully along the road south of Fox Creek you can find a whole intersection of abandoned little things. Three small homes, a barn, a shed and maybe more. Fox lost its zip code in 2002. Was the abandonment before or after?
Artist Morris Graves is from this town, more HERE.
Private property located in New Jersey. A little building with big surprises. Almost seeming ready to reopen except complete havoc has been through. Dishes remain on shelves and so do stacks of toilet paper. This former restaurant / lounge bar has not been in use thick layers of dust and mildew fill the air.
The Red Fox Inn images from Justin Gurbisz. You can find this abandoned establishment in New Jersey. The basement has gone through some flooding as well.
It has been abandoned for at least 15 years.
“La Fox Home”
Along the dusty La Fox Road in Illinois you can pass this tiny abandoned home. Boards go vertical almost from ground to rood to cover the windows. Every bit of this tiny home on the wayside of a small unincorporated community near the Great Lakes is covered from entry.
A local grain silo is from the 1800s. When could this home have been built and does it have a future?
Images from Google Street View.
The Fox & Grapes Pub is located in Bordesley City, Birmingham, United Kingdom. This tavern has been in a derelict state for some time. It currently awaits demolition. The roof has been missing for some time. The extent of decay may be a lot.
Abandoned Places Vol I Homes in Virginia : sometimes stumbling across scenes does feel like a set up. However, there isn’t anything to be done about it.
Lost places often become rendered completely unusable. Mostly due to exposure and lack of maintenance. Dead animals often seem to occur at, in or around desolate areas. The crumbling structure of this house is missing pieces of floor and chunks out of wall.
Lastly, for this house; the outside. Bramble, trees and some vines are overtaking this old thing. overgrowing it like a fairy tale. Maybe this place is cursed?
Hidden from the street by a coverage of bushes in a rural county.
The one that just passes by your window as you drive
Located on the not so south west end. Can’t even see it till you pass it.
Crumbling, built together with skill, still this home collapsed. It sits directly in front of train tracks.
Green shutters, busted windows, peeling metal roof and a front door securely chained. However, as you can see from the picture above, the back is pretty much wide open and nothing else was inside.
Catch a Tune
Nestled so lovingly below the road is this home wrought with items. Located along what was an ever growing area until a local bypass was put in.
A rigid piano tragically forlorn. A patterned and lean back chair. Walls that were not so well to absorb the bright blue hue of the walls. A tone completely uncaring emanating from within.
Furniture is completely strewn, torn, scattered or ripped asunder. Everything lays incomplete in piles bent, broken, busted or gone.
The outside is no less glamorous. No doors or windows remain or are never able to stay closed.
All of these homes were located in Virginia. Pictures were taken by Abandoned By Men.
See more of our “Volumes”(Abandoned Places Vol I Homes in Virginia) or even more search the archive for specifics HERE.