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Thread: North House Farm/Estate, Harthill, South Yorks, February 2020

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    Default North House Farm/Estate, Harthill, South Yorks, February 2020


    1. The History
    Harthill is an ancient village at the south-eastern tip of the West Riding of Yorkshire. In the village can be found the former North House farm and its extensive outbuildings. After a lot of research, very little information could be found about the farm itself. It has, however been empty and abandoned for some time despite intermittent periods of time spent on the housing market.

    It’s now surrounded by an abandoned estate of seven detached houses with garages. They were being built by the landowner who finished a larger house in the middle of the plot. This is now inhabited but the surrounding houses lay boarded up and empty. They were apparently started around 1986. Sources refer to the developer running out of money and the work on the properties, which where finished in terms of external construction and awaiting fitting out internally, stopping in the early 1990s. Other rumours abound that the builder and his wife divorced during the building of these unfinished houses and as part of the divorce settlement, she received the houses/land plus a lump sum. Now the houses just sit awaiting either finishing off or demolition and redevelopment.

    2. The Explore
    Came here a year or so ago but the light was giving up plus I was a bit pushed for time so only got around the fam house and some of the outbuildings so been meaning to have a proper look at the place. So, on a windy and rain-soaked morning checked it out with a non-forum member mate of mine. The farm outbuildings are extensive and have been subject to some efforts to convert them, which clearly stopped some time ago. The remain empty and devoid of anything of interest. The farmhouse has a got a bit more about it but remains in a pretty poor state and is also a shell bar a few fireplaces and some old bits of wallpaper. The seven houses are all boarded up bar one, which was no big loss given their uniform layout. It has a bit of a weird feel to it for new houses all to be in this abandoned state. Overall, not a place to go out of your way for but if you are in the area, worth a quick pop in.

    3. The Pictures

    The farmhouse:

    img5660 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img5659 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Internally, it’s in a pretty poor state:

    img5658 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img5648 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    The roofs gone here completely:

    Harthill 01 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And on this bay window:

    Harthill 03 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Brick fireplace:

    img5646 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Shutters still intact:

    img5647 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    That wallpaper again:



    Harthill 06 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    But you can get up-stairs still:

    Harthill 04 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img5652 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img5653 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And also, up into the top floor too:

    img5656 by HughieDW, on Flickr


    img5649 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img5655 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Harthill 05 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    On to the estate itself:

    img5662 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    It’s got a strange vibe to it:

    img5664 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Harthill 08 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img5666bw by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img5667 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img5669 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img5677 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img5670 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Inside one of the double garages:

    Harthill 09 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Inside the only house that is not fully boarded-up. It would have had nice views out across the fields:

    img5671 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img5674 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img5678 by HughieDW, on Flickr

  2. Thanks given by: Hugh Jorgan, Mearing, Mikeymutt
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    Nice set there Hughie..quite a lot to see, and that wallpaper ha ha.
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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