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    Thumbs up FH Manor - Maidstone May 2012


    After doing Lillesden and Babies on the drive home, I managed to persuade DMG15 to head back to this place.
    This was DMG15 second visit, he come across a few rooms and bits he had never seen before.

    The history on this place is hard to find, during the war this was taken over by the RAF and then diss-used.
    It was then rebuilt with modern materials, steal beams are all over the house keeping the building up, its disguised with oak cladding, which is now shown due to the structure breaking.
    The flat roof and upper floor is all concrete, which is putting a strain on the house which can be noticed.
    Its a mixture of all different materials and designs, but as you walk around the house you soon notice things...
    The house was once cut into two houses, with the obvious signs of an extension, the motto remains which I was pleased to see, also mother nature is claiming this house.
    The house belongs to a farmer around the area who intends to put the manor back to its original condition, which...would be more than the house is worth.

    On with the pictures


    P1060516 by Abel History, on Flickr


    P1060517 by Abel History, on Flickr


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    P1060559 by Abel History, on Flickr


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    P1060566 by Abel History, on Flickr


    P1060569 by Abel History, on Flickr


    IMGP0125 by Abel History, on Flickr


    IMGP0126 by Abel History, on Flickr

    Thanks for looking


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    Very nice, thanks for sharing Love the wonderfully pointless gate in the tenth pic

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    thanks alot
    it just looked lonely especially as it was away from the manor itself, I couldnt resist

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    Some interesting features still in the house but it looks like its nearly at the point of no return!could be the next camp for the tramp at Babies castle he needs an upgrade badly!!great photos thanks for sharing.

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    no problem and thanks for checking it out
    yeah I fully agree haha!

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    Nice work mate

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    Nice report, good to see Noddy is still there, he does move around alot though!

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    First and last photos are the ones I like best.
    Why go through a door when there's a perfectly good window?
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    I think it's friggin' scandalous that they let a place like this collapse. It's been an amazing house at one time. Thanks for posting, it's a new place we've never seen I don't think.
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    it was such a peaceful explore this place, no hassel nothing to be silent about, one Manor I intended to go to

    thanks for the comments and looking!

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    Looks like a fantastic place! I can never understand why these beautiful building are just left to ruin.
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    If I had loads of money! id so badly buy this place!
    I fell in love with it!
    thanks for looking!

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    What a beautiful house. I love the photo of the garden room. And the lonely gate. And the last one with the bay.

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    thanks for looking, I wasnt sure about the "lonely gate" but thought it looks lost not being attached to the house anymore in anyway!
    cheers once again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by abel101 View Post
    If I had loads of money! id so badly buy this place!
    I fell in love with it!
    thanks for looking!
    I know what you mean, there are so many places ive seen just rotting away and i wish i had the money to restore
    He who binds to himself a joy. Does the winged life destroy.
    But he who kisses the joy as it flies. Lives in eternity's sunrise.

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