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    Saw this pop up almost as soon as I got back from the States and thought I'd try and get in before the tourbus inevitably rocked up, seemed to work although the amazing asylum box had already grown legs and walked out the building....

    Turned out to be a pretty decent mooch, for a care home occupying a former manor house, like a less trashed and slightly less grand Westbury.

    Foley (originally Folly) House, a Barnardo's Home, was opened as a Barnardo's home in 1946. Originally accommodating thirty boys, it switched to being a mixed home from 1954 to 1960 and then again from 1972 onwards until its final closure in March 1981. In recent times, the premises have housed a residential home for the deaf.
    In January 2016 the home was branded inedequate by the CQC and it closed in June of that year. It was placed up for sale in October 2017 and has just recently sold.









































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    It doesn't fill me with too much sadness this one. Perhaps the extra furnishings help make it feel better to the mind. I do hope they helped people though despite that closure.
    Kinda looks ready to move into still.

    Looks like it'll be saved before it's smashed to pieces. Good.
    Full of meaty goodness.

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    Lovely house. Ready to move in it seems.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    Nice one its holding up pretty well at the mo.
    Seems ridiculous that its going to be flattened which I believe are the plans!
    What the hell am I doing, I mean really at my age!

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    Plans are to knock it down then put so many houses and apartments. The company over seeing the project are looking for investors

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