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    I have decided to keep the house and wire works seperate, will post the wire works in the next day or so.

    Have wanted to look at this one for a while and finaly found the time to see it, yes its been posted a few times so heres my take on it. Must have been a very grand house in its day. Now its in a bad way, but still just about standing. I do enjoy these type of buildings as they are very photogenic as well as being a death trap.


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    Francis Hurt (1801–1854) knew that his unmarried daughters, Emma, Elizabeth, Selina and Frances would have to leave Alderwasley Hall after his death because it would needed by his heir, and next Lord of the Manor. He thought he would provide for them when this happened. In 1848 he had built for them a rather grand house called “Oakhurst”. However, the four daughters were having none of it and refused to move there.



    Oak Hurst, built in 1848, in its glory before being allowed to fall derelict. The photo is from 1950.
    Built by Francis Hurt, then owned by Thewlis Johnson, the ‘nephew’ in Johnson & Nephew Wireworks

    In the 1920s Oakhurst became a Retreat House for the Diocese of Southwell

    Soon after WW2 ended the house was divided into about nine flats.

    On with the photos







    When the Johnson family took over Oakhurst they had alterations made. The date stone shows the Johnson logo with a date of 1894.
































    thanks for looking;)

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    Fab take on the old girl JSP. She's starting to look a little ravaged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HughieD View Post
    Fab take on the old girl JSP. She's starting to look a little ravaged.
    cheers Hughie, yes starting to look a little rough round the edges. Still a nice way to spend a few hours.

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    Lovely place, shame its looking past saving!

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    I liked your take on it jsp, Nice One, Thanks
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    You did very well to get them shots lol

    Its an extremely dodgy place, love the bath shot:)

    Perfect weather too, miserable and wet...somehow it wouldn't look as good in sunlight;)
    ...

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    Well captured! It's a shame it's past the sell by date!

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