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This Abandoned Town Hall Is As Spooky As Hell

For 200 years it was at the heart of Sheffield life – but it's been empty since 1996, leaving behind a haunting, abandoned interior.

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Sheffield's Old Town Hall was built in 1808, but shuttered and left abandoned in 1996 – and now, photographer Chard Remains has gained access to see the decay inside.

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But much of the building is in an awful state, which local campaigners blame on its "delinquent" ownership status.

The building has been owned by two London-based businessmen since 2004, but there are no current plans to renovate.

Here's a video from 2014 showing just how bad things are inside.

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Patrick Smith is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Patrick Smith at patrick.smith@buzzfeed.com.

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