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Thread: Wallingwells Pavilion, Notts, January 2020

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    Default Wallingwells Pavilion, Notts, January 2020


    1. The History
    Wallingwells is a small civil parish and hamlet in the Bassetlaw district of Nottinghamshire, England. Here can be found Wallingwells Hall, a Grade 2 listed 17th-century country house built on the site of Wallingwells Priory, the site of a former Benedictine Nunnery. Along with the hall, three cottages, a converted stable block, and one further property make up the secluded hamlet of Wallingwells. Dating back 400 years, in 1946 the hall was split into four separate dwellings.

    An addition to the estate in the mid-18th century, north of the house and overlooking a small former quarry, was a garden wall with four projecting pavilions at the angles. Constructed of coursed rubble with ashlar dressings and a quadrangle plan, a wall ran along the north, east and west edges of the walled garden and pavilions. To the south was the rim of an old quarry. At the north-east and north-west corners were two single storey pavilions, each entered through a single pointed-arch doorway. At the south-east corner was the main structure of the ensemble; a 3-storey pavilion. Entered from the west side on the first floor, this floor represented the main residing space and included a small fireplace. It opened out into the garden via single central pointed archway, with two narrower arches either side. The ground floor gave access to the quarry via a single archway. Finally, in the south-west corner is a further 2
    storey pavilion entered from the east side at ground floor level. It opened
    out into the garden, while the south portal entrance looks out over the quarry.

    Despite being Grade 2 listed in November 1985, the pavilion has been forgotten and neglected as nature gradually takes it back.

    2. The Explore
    At some time or other most of us have explored vast industrial spaces. Well, this place is the opposite end of the scale. Itís bijou, hidden from Google Maps and almost forgotten about. If it wasnít Grade II listed, it probably would be lost in the mists of time altogether.

    So big-up to my non-forum member mate who spotted the listing details and sent them my way for further investigation. Once Iíd trudged across sodden fields, negotiated the barbed-wire fence surrounding the wood that now envelopes the place, I was in. It was like entering another world. It was very small but equally rather magical. The listing has done nothing to help save the place. Ultimately nature will take it over and it will crumble.

    3. The Pictures

    The first view you get as you approach from the north-east. One of the two single one-storey pavilion entrances:

    wallingwells 01 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    wallingwells 02 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Looking back out:

    wallingwells 03 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img5540 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    The arch on the one the other side on the north-west hasnít been so lucky:

    wallingwells 04 by HughieDW, on Flickr



    The two-storey pavilion:

    wallingwells 09 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img5511 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Looking out:

    img5512 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And looking up:

    wallingwells 08 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    On to the main attraction - the three-storey pavilion:

    wallingwells 10 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    wallingwells 06 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    The first-floor picture window and fireplace:

    wallingwells 12 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Looking from the first floor downwards:

    wallingwells 13 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Round the side and down:

    img5527 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    On the ground floor:

    wallingwells 14 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Looking back up:

    wallingwells 15 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img5532 by HughieDW, on Flickr
    wallingwells 17 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    The north wall:

    img5526 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Not too sure what this ironwork was:

    img5525 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Shadows on the pavilion wall:

    img5538 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Finally, the boundary wall of the garden:

    wallingwells 19 by HughieDW, on Flickr

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    Nice work.
    That must've been some place in it's time.
    Don't panic, be reet!!!

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    Beautiful! Would make a brilliant film set, shame it's collapsed so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tbolt View Post
    Nice work.
    That must've been some place in it's time.
    It's certain a bit of a superior man-shed innit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HughieD View Post
    Wallingwells is a small civil parish and hamlet in the Bassetlaw district of Nottinghamshire
    Excellent shots there, some amazing architecture combined with nature taking it back!
    Bassetlaw is my neck of the woods,and Wallingwell is only half an hour from me, I'd love to take a look up there, would you mind sending me details via PM?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoroFenrir View Post
    Excellent shots there, some amazing architecture combined with nature taking it back!
    Bassetlaw is my neck of the woods,and Wallingwell is only half an hour from me, I'd love to take a look up there, would you mind sending me details via PM?
    Thank you. Much appreciated...

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    Oh my! What an absolute ethereal place. How hard is this place to find? Me and my band mate (we're a two piece) recently took photos up at shireoaks manor. We have been looking for arched shapes like this for a shoot and was wondering if it was possible? Just looking at this place gives me so much inspiration!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alyhipkins View Post
    Oh my! What an absolute ethereal place. How hard is this place to find? Me and my band mate (we're a two piece) recently took photos up at shireoaks manor. We have been looking for arched shapes like this for a shoot and was wondering if it was possible? Just looking at this place gives me so much inspiration!
    Many thanks. And anything that is Grade II listed is VERY easy to find!

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