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    This house was built around 1769, Francis Cook and his family purchased it in 1850, later becoming the Cook Baronets. The family remained here until World War II. During their time here, the house was enlarged and added to. First in 1860 and then again in 1885 when a full gallery was built to the rear over the existing stable block. These were built, possibly by the English architect James Knowles, for the purpose of housing and displaying the family's extensive private art collection. The front of the gallery was also extended into a large conservatory, which later became an Italian Garden. The house was damaged by bombing in the Second World War and the 4th baronet moved to Jersey with 30 paintings from the collection.

    Arranged to meet a mate and arrived under the cover of darkness, wasn't the quietest route into the grounds, but all was good. Had a quick scout around to familiarise where everything was and popped up on the roof as you do. At one point thought we had been busted as a torch light and footsteps were approaching, but just turned out to be another fellow explorer and a nice chap too.

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    View from the roof with the Themes in back ground.





    And now for the gallery






























    thanks for looking
    Last edited by jsp77; 17th May 17 at 06:24.

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    Nice to see some new angles of this place, enjoying the rooftop shots particularly :)

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    Mate that is a beautiful set there.love that gallery water reflection.and the first shot with the plane in.
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    Crackin shots there jsp

    It was def worth the bad back from the obstacle course lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by prettyvacant71 View Post
    Crackin shots there jsp

    It was def worth the bad back from the obstacle course lol
    Narrow squeeze, drop off and then twigs in the eye sound familiar? The most convenient course I ever did find :D

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    Yep then falling on a shed load of corrugated metal sheeting and doin sum tricks on a pyramid of scaff poles like scooby doo..it wasn't a stealthy time that😂
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    That ending does not sound familiar at all! You guys are nuts, I hope you didn't sustain any serious injuries! Should have come to me for the easy route haha.

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    This place is getting quite popular now isn't it! Lovely shots, those iron gates never get old.

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    Beautiful photos JSP. Thanks.

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    That's a damn fine set of pics mate, absolutely smashed it. Glad you guys got there ok. Your pics are absolutely stunning. You clearly spent a lot more time there than I did! You have put a lot of thought and effort into your composition, the resfelctive shot in the gallery is just lovely. Great work mate, loved that.

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