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  • Sausage's Avatar
    Today, 06:46
    Sausage replied to a thread Bradgate house stables in Rural Sites
    It's massive! A hall near here had a similar setup but not as big as those. Lots of accommodation and spare space for visitors is built into the hall here. They'd have not just those important guests visiting but also the entourage who traveled with them. I expect those stables had spare capacity for such guests too.
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  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    Today, 06:13
    People have often said I have fingers like sausages but I had no idea they meant it so literally! I know what you mean about slavery, it was unbelievable & I only realised half way through that there were fireplaces everywhere & we were in fact looking at living quarters, below is a plan (stolen from Hughies post) that shows the layout. There were 4 spirals 2 single storey ones at the back & 2 doubles at the front leading to what would of been rooms over the entrance tower. You are...
    4 replies | 179 view(s)
  • Sausage's Avatar
    Today, 05:32
    Sausage replied to a thread Bradgate house stables in Rural Sites
    You know your hand is almost identical to mine? Almost fainted because my brain couldn't work it out - I knew I hadn't been there! Oh blimey where to start? I'm getting a strong emotion of hate towards whoever built this. Back then people were living like slaves trying to put food on the table and then you had people like this who could afford such extravagance and just to play 'chasey' on horses or whatever. The frontage is stunning. A shame the place hasn't got long left - once those...
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  • HughieD's Avatar
    Yesterday, 21:17
    HughieD replied to a thread Bradgate house stables in Rural Sites
    Great exploring with you mate and great set of pix.
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  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 20:43
    Its hard to believe this is "just" a stable block, the scale of this place is extraordinary. A friend mentioned this by saying "there is some castle thing over that field" & its easy to forgive him for thinking that. This is the stable block for Bradgate house which was demolished in 1926 but somehow this survives (just). It was built on a lavish scale (the bill is thought to have run to 30,000) for the Seventh Earl of Stamford when he was made Master of Quorn Hunt in 1856. It was...
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  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:20
    wow thats pretty special, beautifully done as always
    1 replies | 280 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    Yesterday, 19:09
    Cheers mate. Get yer sen over there!
    16 replies | 1061 view(s)
  • slobberchops's Avatar
    Yesterday, 18:48
    Hell of a post.. thanks.. and not too far from me.
    16 replies | 1061 view(s)
  • HughieD's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:15
    That's really photogenic. Love places like this where nature is really taking over.
    10 replies | 622 view(s)
  • B W T's Avatar
    18th Jun 19, 19:33
    Watchtower by Broken Window Theory, on Flickr In this report, we infiltrate an old fortress in the heart of Germany. The story of this unique site dates back all the way to the Middle Ages when a noble family was living here. What sounds like it could be a romantic story is actually quite the opposite. Because 150 years ago the castle was transformed into a prison! From now on it was a sinister place in which especially prisoners of conscience and forced laborers were locked away from the...
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  • krela's Avatar
    18th Jun 19, 17:09
    The tour bus comes with blinkers, people don't look for anything else they just want to see what they saw on Instagram or YouTube.
    10 replies | 622 view(s)
  • mookster's Avatar
    18th Jun 19, 16:08
    The mortuary is pretty much the worst part of the entire place, dunno why it took so long for people to realise there was more stuff there ha!
    10 replies | 622 view(s)
  • Tigershark's Avatar
    18th Jun 19, 15:51
    Good report, havent seen a Talbot Samba for ages
    10 replies | 1216 view(s)
  • Dirus_Strictus's Avatar
    18th Jun 19, 13:24
    The requirements in the 'Listing' for the interior do make difficulties for future use. Some years back, I saw an imaginative plan for a large Chapel that involved restoring the interior after stripping out some of the ground floor pews. Modern; two storey glass walled living modules, were then to be constructed in the space created. Sadly the re-routing of a Motorway exit resulted in a compulsory purchase order and demolition, before any sale and rebuilding work could start. According to...
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  • Dirus_Strictus's Avatar
    18th Jun 19, 12:25
    Conservation at its worst, thank goodness it failed and shut down! Wild animals do not live in an environment that has the smell and noise of human beings all around area. I only see greed and lining one's pockets in places like this. Not to envision the vast running costs involved in trying to recreate the creatures natural habitat indicates a complete lack of understanding. As I said - Thank goodness it shut.
    1 replies | 333 view(s)
  • khurbanx's Avatar
    18th Jun 19, 06:51
    Same with us - we didnt look for this whnen done the morge
    10 replies | 622 view(s)
  • khurbanx's Avatar
    18th Jun 19, 06:49
    i wish i knew about this when i went last time lol ! as i did the morge - grate set of photos
    3 replies | 445 view(s)
  • Sausage's Avatar
    17th Jun 19, 21:00
    I didn't expect that! Now with my old eyes I'd have said it was occupied by looking from the outside. Makes me wonder what the vegetation is now hiding. I was hoping you were going to show an old motorcycle!
    1 replies | 384 view(s)
  • B W T's Avatar
    17th Jun 19, 20:45
    This place, already before people abandoned it, was unique in all of Germany. Until only a few years ago, reptiles from the whole world could be visited here. Especially a variety of crocodiles were making people from the whole region come to this small-sized tropical hall. While you can only find dead plants today, in the past you were able to see animals in every corner of this jungle. Crocoland #02 by Broken Window Theory, on Flickr The idea for this reptile house came from a...
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  • mookster's Avatar
    17th Jun 19, 18:29
    One of those chance finds whilst on the way to another location. Both me and my mate spotted a new looking hoarding at pretty much exactly the same time, with a cluster of buildings just visible behind it. Both deciding it was a thing that needed investigating we parked up around the corner and after a bit of a dead end managed to get in pretty easily. After getting in we realised it was a former mechanics/garage with an old (very old!) house and a few outbuildings to poke around in. Sadly...
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  • Dirus_Strictus's Avatar
    17th Jun 19, 16:14
    A small,unusual site and superb photographs - all one needs for a brilliant report! Actually sites like this were fairly common in the early days of mental health medicine. Get 'em off the streets and into productive work. In todays world of mind altering drugs and supposedly better understanding, one does wonder if things have actually progressed that far, especially for the younger suffers.
    10 replies | 622 view(s)
  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    17th Jun 19, 15:08
    Yeah the tree bursting through the brickwork is superb!
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  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    17th Jun 19, 15:06
    Not bad that, looks in good structural shape that!
    3 replies | 445 view(s)
  • Sectionate's Avatar
    17th Jun 19, 13:40
    Seen the inside of the A&E here many times as a clumsy kid! Looks alright
    3 replies | 445 view(s)
  • Dirus_Strictus's Avatar
    17th Jun 19, 13:00
    An old haunt of mine in '63 - uni and all that. The spiral stairs were produced by a Sheffield company in this instance; you just measured your floor to floor distance, consulted the chart and read off the number of sections required. The treads just slotted into each other and were secured to upper and lower floor. I doubt that a Development Company would offer anywhere near the price that a cash strapped Council would want for the building.
    9 replies | 1894 view(s)
  • Sectionate's Avatar
    17th Jun 19, 13:00
    That's actually quite photogenic! Good stuff
    10 replies | 622 view(s)
  • btoeb's Avatar
    16th Jun 19, 21:35
    There are rumours a large well known Liverpool Hotel development company tried to buy this building to sympathetically restore it and turn it back into a place to be admired but something didn't quite go to plan as the council denyed their bid so its still just sits there still rotting away. Such a shame
    9 replies | 1894 view(s)
  • Sausage's Avatar
    16th Jun 19, 20:38
    Loving how the vegetation has gone beyond deep and is now completely covering the place. It's taken on a whole new feel to it. Beautiful photos those.
    10 replies | 622 view(s)
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