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    In December My other half and me headed off on a roadtrip of Essex with places i had researched, Gaynes Mansion was the final visit of the day and the best by far. We walked through a wooded area to see a looming gothic mansion.

    The only information i can find on the place is it was built in the 19th century and is owned by Albany UK who are (I believe) awaiting planning permission to turn this stunning place into flats and stripping it of all its little charms.

    Access was almost impossible, we nearly gave up, with a bit of perseverance and after taking photos of the exterior, with resident amusing gargoyles we were in! For one second we crapped ourselves, the lights were on all over the place, but it was all boarded up - weird.



    It looks like it was once some kind of Jewish school where people stayed. The library was beautiful, the staircase amazing and WOW!!!

    Pics are courtesy of Steve my other half
































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    Default Re: Gaynes Park Mansion - Epping - 12/2007


    Very nice! I love the look of this place.

    Looks like you had a good day for it too!

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    Wow, what a beautiful gem! See what you mean about the staircase! Love all the odd little decorative bits too. Very nice. :)
    "...If we lose our spiritual bond with the land they'll be nothing left of us as a nation..." Phil Rickman.

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    Thanks guys,

    It really is a gem, I love it dearly!!! The weather was perfect, but fading fast, we have not since had such good weather or such luck getting in!

    Foxy - yeah, it had some weird little reminders of it's past use, and we have never been to a derelict place to find the chinaware still intact LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamasine View Post
    ...we have never been to a derelict place to find the chinaware still intact LOL
    That amazed me too, seeing your pic of that. Reminded me of some of the abandoned potteries.
    "...If we lose our spiritual bond with the land they'll be nothing left of us as a nation..." Phil Rickman.

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    Default Re: Gaynes Park Mansion - Epping - 12/2007


    What a lovely old place - and suprisingly intact!

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    It's so good to see it not vandalised! I love the interiour decor too! Looks like a truely amazing place!

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    Thanks A-R, the feeling we got when we found a way in and saw the place was amazing, a real rush!

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    Default Re: Gaynes Park Mansion - Epping - 12/2007


    Very nice place!

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    Default Re: Gaynes Park Mansion - Epping - 12/2007


    ooooooooh I absolutely love this place. I love the outside, and that staircase is gorgeous. Love all the pics, but the staircase one has to be my favourite.

    Excellent work Tam,

    Cheers,

    :) Sal
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