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    You have probably spotted this one aat the side of the M1 motorway just north of J29. No challenge whatsoever gaining access just open the gate and walk in. No security no razor wire not even a no tresspassing sign. Actually the site is owned by English Heritage and admission is free. so you can explore at your leisure there is even a car park!
    The hall was built in 1724 the archetect was Francis Smith of Warwick. The hall fell into decay in the 1920's. The hall was stripped and its roof was removed( i believe so they didn't have to pay tax on it ). I believe that the ornate plasterwork interiors were taken away and stored somewhere in London.
    Well worth a visit if your in the area.


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    This is the front of the hall.

    The rear of the hall from the car park.

    The view from the north.

    An interior shot.

    The Drawing Room c1919 (country life)

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    Here are some pictures i took of the cellar at the hall. there is no physical access to the cellar as the steps have been caged off and secured with large padlocks. I took these pictures on my hands & knees crawling into a hole & peering through the bars(very undignified).






    There are rumours that the cellar at Sutton Scarsdale Hall is haunted. And that there is a tunnel from the hall to a local woods. Although there is no evidence of this but may explain why the cellar is so heavily secured.

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    There is one section of the hall (again secured) where pieces of the original plasterwork have survived.
    here are some photo's.












    Reply on Chat thread here

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    Hi the last time I went to Sutton Hall about 3 weeks ago the main gate to the cellars was open, I can only imagine that the lock was vandalised but would make a great opportunity to jump over the small gate and have a good browse around the cellars.

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    Love seeing the shell of old buildings. The remaining plasterwork is lovely. Cheers, Rob. :)
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    Yesterday I visted Sutton Hall with my daughter (lost count of how many times I have visited....I love the place) anyway the church next door was doing a table top sale with free tea and biscuits, so we decided to go and have a look. The church is absolutely lovely, very small though but one of the good things about it is there is a blue large book with the history of sutton hall and the church. Photos of the hall when it was lived in, photos of staff outside the hall, family pictures of Richard Arkwright, pictures of the rooms, invitations to local land owners, the type of thing that you dont see in books. I tell you it is amazing, you get to see the hall in a bygone age and the gardens....WOW, no wonder it rivaled Chatsworth. Such a shame though to see these pictures and to look at the hall, but it is still standing and I praise the church next door for letting the public view these photos.

    If anyone wants to go and look, the church is open on a saturday, dont know what time it starts but we went about 3 oclock, they have tea and bisuits and a table top sale (came back with a few bits) and they also sell leaflets about the church and hall, so go and take a look, I tell you once you see those pictures...well I'll let you decide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benn34 View Post
    Yesterday I visted Sutton Hall with my daughter ....

    If anyone wants to go and look, the church is open on a saturday, dont know what time it starts but we went about 3 oclock, they have tea and bisuits and a table top sale (came back with a few bits) and they also sell leaflets about the church and hall, so go and take a look, I tell you once you see those pictures...well I'll let you decide.
    Yes the church is a great place and in some respects more interesting than the hall. It is a shame some bastard had to nick the lead off the roof, they need to be shot. The coffee is also excellent and high quality, they do not give you cheap rubbish and that helps to make it special.
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    Not been in the church as yet, always get there when they're locking it up in the evening. Will have to get there soon and take a look at the pictures. Been wanting to see pictures of the place when it was lived in.

    Cheers for that,

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    someone get down there the SSR might be down in that cellar

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