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    Ruperra Castle built in 1626 hidden away in the woods is this beautiful old mock jacobethian castle which burnt down in the 1700s then was rebuilt and sold in the 1900s the M.O.D used it as a barracks in the second world war when there was an electrical wire fault and the place was gutted it was sold off as a farm and has been in private ownership ever since. There is lots of history out there about this place. This is my first post so appologies if it is not up to scratch. Me and my mate flew a drone over ruperra as we were a bit worried about it being occupied (the servants quarters that is) as recent reports in the media had reported that it had been sold seperately after a bit more research i found that the entire side had infact been sold as one for a fair few million. no idea as to what is going to happen to this site but the castle is falling down which is deeply upsetting as it needs to be saved


    on the approach










    through the trees (front entrance with royal crest on the porch)





    up above, look at the tree growing in the main hall!







    side entrance






    front gate













    notice the large cracks. i dont think the castle has long left its such a shame




    how it looked before the fire these are a small selection of photos taken from coflein.gov.uk original photographers unknown

    side entrance







    front entrance with royal crest










    Rear entrance with pump house in the backround














    rear entrance there is now a wall here and the footpath to reach the front of the building























    Sidenote: here is a very interesting website with old pictures and the blue prints including interior shots
    http://map.coflein.gov.uk/index.php?...k=19900#tabs-4



    sorry its not exactly picture heavy i do have a drone video but no idea how to upload it
    Last edited by lithiumlikable; 18th Jan 17 at 15:03. Reason: try and fix the pictures

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    Hi,

    Thanks for trying, the help and faqs section has all the info you need on getting pictures and videos to work. We really require at least 7 or 8 pictures for a report.

    https://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main.../#.WH5JK1wYsUc

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    I'm unable to go to the Imgur website because I get this message. {"data":{"error":"Imgur is temporarily over capacity. Please try again later."},"success":false,"status":500}
    Could you link your pictures from Imgur to this website?
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    I hope he does get it sorted cause they are worth seeing and maybe post a few more than the three .
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    Our drone wouldn't fly down there because of magnetic interference

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    I think i have sorted it now. if you have the time and inclination look at that website ive linked in underneath it has all the pictures of when it was actually occupied some of the pictures are breathtaking im not sure if im allowed to link one in here just to show you so if im in the wrong admin please delete


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    Quote Originally Posted by krela View Post
    Hi,

    Thanks for trying, the help and faqs section has all the info you need on getting pictures and videos to work. We really require at least 7 or 8 pictures for a report.

    https://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main.../#.WH5JK1wYsUc

    Thanks.
    thanks that worked perfectly

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    we didnt really encounter any problems apart from scaring all the horses away with the noise

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    Perfect, thanks for editing your post. Great photos! It's generally accepted as okay to link to old photos from other places etc so long as you credit them and provide a link to their source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krela View Post
    Perfect, thanks for editing your post. Great photos! It's generally accepted as okay to link to old photos from other places etc so long as you credit them and provide a link to their source.
    Thanks for your reply krela i love this site and im wondering where my next visit is going to be :)

    :D

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