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    Default Mansion, RAF offices, Boys school and soon to be apartments


    Went for an explore this morning at around 4.45am when it was beginning to get light.

    The reason we went so early as the land keeper lives on site and he's abit of a grouch!

    Some may know the site, I am a little reluctant to give all the details of this location as it has yet to be vandalised and it would be a shame for the location to become too well known and have some chavs make a visit, but I am happy to give info to a DP member over PM.


    History:
    The Tull family sold their estate including the house in 1939 to The Great Western Railway for use as offices for staff from Paddington, London.

    In 1945 motor engineers ran a motor mechanics training establishment for the military.

    In 1948 It became a jewish junior boarding school

    In 1951 the Ministry of Defence acquired the house and the USAF used it as a school until 1958

    In 1961 it was established as a boys boarding school which remained open until around 1991 following a child abuse case in 1989


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    Pic from the 60's



    pics:





    Old tennis court

















    It's not small














    The Chapel





    stained glass
















    Classroom



    Science lab storage













    More chemicals, including acid and ethonol



    Random Arabic style writing on the house wall





    Porta-cabin style classrooms





    Workshop




    And finally, the swimming pool!













    Thanks for looking, comments welcome!
    Last edited by J_a_t_33; 5th Jul 10 at 13:21.
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    More pics to follow soon!

    Anyone like my pics?
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    nice one, is it local to oxfordshire?
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    Excellent find JAT, really nice looking building and a pool:)- no diving!
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    Quote Originally Posted by J_a_t_33 View Post
    More pics to follow soon!

    Anyone like my pics?

    Pics are top mate, you have got a great selection of photos from there, I especially like the boat in the swimming pool. Good work :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mookster View Post
    nice one, is it local to oxfordshire?
    Both of you have access to private messaging.;)

    I really like the look of this place, it's a shame you couldn't get into the mansion but even the outbuildings and grounds look interesting.

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    U HAZ A BOAT! Love the last pic of it.
    Looks like a great place for a good meander...some interesting buildings on site. Very nice find, Jat. :)
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    More pics more pics!!!!!!

    Look a seriously cool site - love the look of the main building there - did you gain full access?
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    Cheers forthe comments guys!

    I am absolutely gutted, we began our internal explore, only to find out they have installed an alarm system.

    We were inside for about half an hour when suddenly sirens! luckily it was 3 o clock in the morning and still dark so our escape was fairly easy heehee

    anyway, I managed to get a few snaps but unfortunatly nothing of huge interest!







    Anyone want to try the rotten stairs into the basement?









    Didn't even make it upstairs :(



    Giggidy giggidy, giggidy goo!







    This was the last picture before the alarm




    Beatiful house, was such a shame no further internal exploration is possible but I hope you like the pics!
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