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    Hi, This is my first little explore. I've been a member on here for a good few years but I've long since got a new email address and lost my account details...

    Anyway, This does have a story I saw this and fell in love with it on a facebook group. I eventually found it, However it was a permitted visit as I contacted the owner. I had a little explore for a while until the owner came along and we started discussing the building.

    History:

    It was built new by this mans grandad in the thirties, He used to farm Pigs & Chickens in the pens out the back. And in the workshop he would grind wheat and corn etc. He died in the mid 1980s and it has been derelict since.

    The house has sat like this for so long because at the time, They owned an engineering firm which produced a lot of noise pollution. They were worried about getting complaints if it was sold from the new owners so they never did anything with it. They moved next door more or less as soon as his grandad died and it was left as it is hidden.

    Now onto the present..
    This may be a bit pic heavy, And the reason for this is it's actually my intention to buy this house. It would suit me perfectly and due to a family member passing away I have the funds to possibly buy it. I fell in love with it the second I stepped foot inside! Even in dereliction it has some form of hold on me. If I do manage to buy it from the owner who does now know me, (He's a very old fashioned norfolk man) it will be kept mostly original as I love vintage and originality! So don't worry!

    But anyway. onto the pictures.


    Hallway by jdskinner97, on Flickr

    Hall Light Switches by jdskinner97, on Flickr

    'Kitchen' by jdskinner97, on Flickr

    Kitchen Sink - Lack Of by jdskinner97, on Flickr

    Kitchen Ceiling by jdskinner97, on Flickr

    Serving Hatch by jdskinner97, on Flickr

    Lounge 2 by jdskinner97, on Flickr



    Lounge fireplace by jdskinner97, on Flickr

    Dining Room by jdskinner97, on Flickr

    Upstairs Hall by jdskinner97, on Flickr

    Second Bedroom Ceiling by jdskinner97, on Flickr

    Master Bedroom Ceiling 2 by jdskinner97, on Flickr

    Second Bedroom Cabinet by jdskinner97, on Flickr

    3rd Bedroom Ceiling by jdskinner97, on Flickr

    Master Bedroom by jdskinner97, on Flickr

    Master Bedroom Sofa by jdskinner97, on Flickr

    Bathroom by jdskinner97, on Flickr

    Pig Pens by jdskinner97, on Flickr

    Pigs by jdskinner97, on Flickr

    Workshop by jdskinner97, on Flickr

    Outbuilding Sun by jdskinner97, on Flickr

    Lamp Outside by jdskinner97, on Flickr


    [EDIT] I have removed the outside images of the house, As I just read the "Wedding Dress House" thread and don't fancy this being destroyed by undesirables!
    Last edited by jskinner; 25th Feb 15 at 16:59.

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    Great report, good luck with buying / restoring, I would love to do it, but looks like a challenge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikinGlynn View Post
    Great report, good luck with buying / restoring, I would love to do it, but looks like a challenge!
    Think it's one of those places where it looks worse than it is. Structurally it's sound, Me and my dad are competent DIYers and know tradesmen too. Also spoke to the owner about utilities etc.. It's all possible with a bit of luck eh? :) Plus we all dream.... haha.

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    Really nice pics, if you can get it then go for it. i too would keep it as original as possible (although you might want to turn the bath tap slightly)

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    It all looked pretty good to me until I saw the roof shot! I am no expert but done a house which was just about a shell, but it did have sound roof, walls & floors! B great to save it though!

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    Good luck with your purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikinGlynn View Post
    It all looked pretty good to me until I saw the roof shot! I am no expert but done a house which was just about a shell, but it did have sound roof, walls & floors! B great to save it though!
    Flashing has gone and taken 20 odd tiles with it. That's all it is. Beams that hold up the roof are fine. Just the beams that hold of that part of the ceiling that aren't. It can be done - As I say nothing structural :)

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    Just to make you all aware, I have removed the outside images of the house, As I just read the "Wedding Dress House" thread and don't fancy this being destroyed by undesirables!

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    Looks doable, especially if you and your family and friends are able to do most of the work, Good Luck and please post the finished result. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by jskinner View Post
    Just to make you all aware, I have removed the outside images of the house, As I just read the "Wedding Dress House" thread and don't fancy this being destroyed by undesirables!
    By stating the County it is still possible for a really motivated moron to find this place - due to facts in the history section. Personally I would never post up details of a place I was looking to buy. There are more than enough sick individuals out there within easy travelling distance, straining at the leash to spoil your dreams, without advertising the fact to the world.

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