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    I have driven past this place daily for about 5 years and only recently whilst stuck in traffic in a thunderstorm did I spot it.It looked very atmospheric in dark clouds and lightning so Drama Queen and I came back to have a look around.Currently seeking permission to view interior properly but here are some general shots of the exterior and grounds etc.



    We cant find much on its history,but we believe it to be circa 1930`s and a family home to an affluent family for many years.In later times up to about 2006 it was the HQ of a local sign company.Whilst its not one of our best explores the place cut a lonely presence in a busy area with one of the largest gardens we have ever seen.No doubt it was once a beautiful setting before urbanisation.

    The "Amityville"sign.

    The grand driveway.

    Goes into extensive and awesome garden.

    Derelict fish pond,which we nearly fell into.

    The rear area,conservatory.

    Then we came across this old gem in a garage.

    It hasnt turned a wheel in a long time,quite spooky close up we thought

    A rather atmospheric window.

    Nature is trying to eat the garage roof

    Side view of retro windows.

    Front view,similar original windows.

    Interior with wood panelling,old organ and furnishings.

    A rather scary light fitting,a good set for a horror movie in this place.

    A similar lantern outside.

    A general frontal shot,with lonesome swing.


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    Last edited by johno23; 15th Sep 08 at 23:34. Reason: tidy text.
    How come I always find the deep water, pigeon crap and rotten floor boardslol

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    That is well sad. Looks like the family walked out leaving everything behind. Including the family car. Cortina, was it?

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    Strange.... The gras looks well maintained.... Well better than mine... so someone is looking after it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magmo View Post
    Strange.... The gras looks well maintained.... Well better than mine... so someone is looking after it.
    I was just about to say the same. Nice find though, i like the wood paneling especially.
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    That looks like a fairly good condition deco home, good to see the original windows - too many art deco houses in Derby have been ruined with some ill-considered modern additions - Sutton Avenue in Chellaston springs to mind.

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    Oooh I like this! Nice one team!

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    Love Art Deco houses, and this one's great...those middle top-floor windows are superb. Lovely garden too. The scary light fitting is well cool.
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    Weird how they just left their car and stuff...reminds me of the Amityville horror!

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    ooooooooooooooh I love this, 20's art deco house, excellent find. Love how it doesn't look like it's been altered in any way.

    Excellent pics too. Nice work you two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squiggly View Post
    Weird how they just left their car and stuff...reminds me of the Amityville horror!
    Yes that is exactly what it reminded us of,hence the sign
    How come I always find the deep water, pigeon crap and rotten floor boardslol

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    What a good explore that was but the one thing I didn't like was the car I hate old cars I as think of Christine.

    The fish pond really got me as I thought how different it looked.But inside looked really retro and nice that old light was spooky though.
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    great to see this.
    i love houses built from the 30's 40's and 50's , they all have this similar style which i'm a big fan of.
    i think though, that this house would of more likely to have been built in the early to mid 50's though looking at the bricks. the metal CRITTAL windows were also very popular well into the 60's. i'v seen many 50's houses having these curved glass panes in them, they really set the house off. take a drive round long eaton derbyshire, there's loads round there.



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    Car hasn't been taxed since 1993 -

    The vehicle details for ERR 481V are:

    Date of Liability 01 01 1993
    Date of First Registration 07 08 1979
    Year of Manufacture 1979
    Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1993CC
    CO2 Emissions Not Available
    Fuel Type Petrol
    Export Marker Not Applicable
    Vehicle Status Unlicensed
    Vehicle Colour RED
    Vehicle Type Approval null
    The information contained on this page is correct at the time of enquiry.
    Vehicle Excise Duty Rate for vehicle
    6 Months Rate 101.75
    12 Months Rate 185.00

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    Nice find, maybe the owner/s passed away and with no relatives go to auction?
    Just seems weird seeing the car there? Unless they moved abroad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy S View Post
    Car hasn't been taxed since 1993 -

    The vehicle details for ERR 481V are:

    Date of Liability 01 01 1993
    Date of First Registration 07 08 1979
    Year of Manufacture 1979
    Cylinder Capacity (cc) 1993CC
    CO2 Emissions Not Available
    Fuel Type Petrol
    Export Marker Not Applicable
    Vehicle Status Unlicensed
    Vehicle Colour RED
    Vehicle Type Approval null
    The information contained on this page is correct at the time of enquiry.
    Vehicle Excise Duty Rate for vehicle
    6 Months Rate 101.75
    12 Months Rate 185.00
    I thought it would be tax exempt? It's damn near 30 years old.

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