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Thread: Old Manor House, Grantham, January 2019

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    Default Old Manor House, Grantham, January 2019


    1. The History
    See previous report HERE for the history of this place.

    2. The Explore
    One of my fave little places and one I’ve been to a few times. Since I came last time the place has gone down hill a bit. There appears to have been a bit of an attempt to tidy up the place slightly. Equally though the sink in one room and the toilet in another room have been removed and smashed up respectively. It also appears that someone has (unsuccessfully) tried to half-inch the lead off the spire. If restored this could have been a fabulous house but sadly this place’s days are numbered, which is a real shame as it has a magical quality to it. Tried to cast some fresh eyes over this place to take all the pictures on my phone rather than my SLR. Explored with BikinGlynn (good to meet ya mate!)

    3. The Pictures

    Love this rather unusual statue:

    DM 01 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Small Toilet:

    DM 02 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    An old butler’s bell with chain still attached:

    DM 03 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    DM 04 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    This would have been the coaching entrance to the hall. You can see 18 carved into the left-hand stonework. The other side has 80 giving the probably date of construction (1880).

    DM 05 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    View from the inner court-yard:

    DM 06 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Note the lead on the spire roof has been wrenched somewhat:

    DM 07 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    DM 08 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    The roof to this section is in the best condition:

    DM 11 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    The overgrown opposite side:

    DM 13 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    …with far less roof left!

    DM 14bw by HughieDW, on Flickr

    An old rotten bench:

    DM 12 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Little remains in the manor annex now:

    DM 15 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    DM 16 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    DM 19 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Two toilet rooms have been smashed. Here’s one:

    DM 20 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    ..and the other:

    DM 21 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Some very far-gone stained glass:

    DM 22 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And some nice stone-work:

    DM 23 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    DM 24 by HughieDW, on Flickr



    DM 25 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Think this was the game room:

    DM 27 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Bye-bye magical little place…

    DM 30 by HughieDW, on Flickr
    Last edited by HughieD; 22nd Jan 19 at 08:16.

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    Ill have to get back sometime, I think it could be a quick one while passing but would be nice to see in a bit more detail ;-)
    What the hell am I doing, I mean really at my age!

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    Magical indeed, another Victorian loss.

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    You made a good job a'that, I enjoyed it, Thanks
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    😁

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    Alas its going downhill, dereliction and the vandals don't help much.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    Cheers folks. Much appreciated.

    Quote Originally Posted by BikinGlynn View Post
    Ill have to get back sometime, I think it could be a quick one while passing but would be nice to see in a bit more detail ;-)
    Deffo worth it....on a really sunny day with blue skies!
    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Jorgan View Post
    Alas its going downhill, dereliction and the vandals don't help much.
    Sadly don't think this one will get saved.

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    Nice to see this place again!

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    Nice to see again
    I remember we explored this on that surprisingly hot spring afternoon a while back :)
    Black cat exploring company
    & LSD - Leicester Super Derpers

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    Ace report, I hope the Vandals who tried to nick the lead didn't wear Gloves

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    Fantastic photos, I love this place, did you find the well?

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