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    Default Lillesden School for Girls - Dec' 09


    Visted with Romanywg, not our orginal destination but thought well why not we were in the area.

    The school occupies what used to be the Lillesden Estate Mansion, built at the estate (south of Hawkhurst) in 1855 by the banker Edward Loyd, who moved there after marrying.

    The house and estate remained in the family until just after the First World War, when it was then sold and eventually became the Bedgebury Girls Public School.

    The school closed around 1999 and has been abandoned ever since. Due to the theft of its lead roof, water damage is now sadly causing the buildings to collapse.



    The location was also used for a Dr Who episode called "The Curse of Fenric"
    A very, very cold morning.......... ;)

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    Final parting shot of the front as we left......


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    Some nice shots there, thats one of my favorite explores, such a shame its been left to rot like that, always struck by the detain of the plasterwork at the bottom of the main staircase!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveyGTI View Post
    Some nice shots there, thats one of my favorite explores, such a shame its been left to rot like that, always struck by the detain of the plasterwork at the bottom of the main staircase!
    Its in every arch not just the staircase one!!

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    Great find, obvious signs of theft with no graffiti, nice shots.

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    Excellent shots, looks great in the icy weather.

    Captured it well, I like your subtle editing on the photos.

    Must get back there at somepoint.
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    As usual you dont dissapoint...loved the first n last shots in particular.Pat on yer back fella

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    Quote Originally Posted by vmlopes View Post
    Its in every arch not just the staircase one!!
    yeah, the one at the bottom of the main stairwell stood out a bit more for me though, with the cut-off pillar that reads 'be not weary in well doing' along the bottom.
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    looks a grand place,good pics, i likes it!!

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    I looked at these on Flickr this morning and all I can say is Superb phot's :)
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    What a fabulous building! Don't recall seeing this before. Love all those arches and stairways...there's something quite dreamy and odd about the place. :)
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