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    Croxton Park the 18th Century hunting lodge built by the third Duke of Rutland using materials from the 12th century Premonstratensian Priory to the south-west of the village was formerly a hunting seat of the Duke of Rutland built by John, the third Duke of Rutland about 1730. On the same site is the ruin of Croxton Abbey, founded about 1150, by William, Earl of Montaigne, Parcarius de Linus, and Sir Andrew Lutterel, for White Canons, or Premonstratensians, and dedicated to St. John the Evangelist. It is said that the bowels of King John, who died at Newark, were buried here.
    after the abbot, who had been the King's physician, had embalmed his body, prior to its being sent Worcester. The clear annual revenue of the Priory was 385 0s. l0d. at the Dissolution, in 1534, when it was granted to the Earl of Rutland. When excavating for stone near one of the fish-ponds in the Park, a few years ago, a stone coffin, ornamented with a griffin's head, was found; also vestiges of a large oven some fragments of a tesselated pavement; and nearer to Bescaby are traces of several large buildings. A half a mile east of Croxton village are traces of a long entrenchment, supposed to have been thrown up during the civil wars

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    Since the google earth pics the roof had caved in totaly
    As i went in i was greated by a lovely white owl but didnt manage to get any pics as i was kinda in ore i guess ive never seen an owl before and i didnt have the camera ready... it was sat on the top corner of the building flew to the window flexed it wings and swooped at my head then hid away i think it was camera shy as it didnt want to come out to play again i think it had young as it hid away skwarking at me


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    Nice find, Notts. Some lovely details there...and great dereliction! :)
    The circular part with the columns reminds me of somewhere I've seen on the forum, but methinks not the same place though.
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    This place has irritated me all day, it's frustrating not being able to find anything on it, it really is, was very tempted to ring the council for the estate up and ask them about it!!! good find, i am intrigued by it.....;)
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    Brilliant find dude! Great details and love the old Harrods packing box in one of the pics.
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    thanks guys... i like the harrods boxes too they were all over the place and the beds frames were stacked up too so im guessing they moved out... no other clues....its well frustrating i looked on the web for ages and there is nothing well not that i can find anyway..
    Ive been thinking there is something wrong with this house............

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    wow! what a mess! really interesting find! i wonder why such a large place has absolutely no info on it whatsoever. wierd!
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    Brilliant, the sort of place I love to look round:)
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    What a fantastic place. Love those metal headboards, and harrods boxes etc. Loads of stuff still there underneath it all by the looks of it.

    Ever since you put it up in leads, then the pics up, i've been searching everywhere too, and not come up with anything either lol.

    Excellent pics, brilliant buildng.

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    I got to say im kinda glad its not just me that can not find anything out...
    At least i no its not what im doing..lol
    I still rearly want to find out the history though...
    Anyone got any ideas ?
    Ive been thinking there is something wrong with this house............

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    yep, i'm ringing the council in the morning and asking them.... it's doing my nut in this one i have to talk to them, if all else fails i'll ask the farmer near by, i'm sure someone will tell me x
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