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Thread: Colins Barn 'aka' The Hobbit House

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    I visit Bournemouth to see friends occasionally; the Shell House always intrigued me until it was redeveloped, on every visit I always found the time to take another look, your report and pics intrigued me enough to phone friends in Dorset to locate this place. I have, so thanks for a delightful report and pics.

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    I'm another who never tires of seeing this wonderful building. Cheers filmknight, and well done for a successful quest.
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    does anyone know who owns it?? Such a shame the artist wasnt allowed to continue with the construction! Its incredible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by charleigh.blue View Post
    does anyone know who owns it?? Such a shame the artist wasnt allowed to continue with the construction! Its incredible!
    Simples, it did not have planning premission so he left it. The local council could still demand to have it removed.
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    The owner of the Hobbit House is the land owner, I have spoken to him and he wishes to see the place preseved, and is going to leave the place and field as it is. Colin, the creater of the Hobbit House left for a number of reasons. I have said before that the local council did ask him to stop building any more - so he could not finish the place, as he wanted. He was also he was not allowed to live in the place. The other reasons were that the surrounding area was at the time under treat of becoming a quarry, distroying the peace and serenity. The straw that broke the camel's back was 'foot and mouth'. Colin kept rare breed sheep and a number of other anamials. These were slaughtered as part of the foot and mouth measures taken to stop the spread. I don't think his animals ever had it.

    One last thing, the large room with the stained glass windows Colin held Poetry and Wine Parties.

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    couple of weeks ago a friend was asking about this and he finally popped up to see it so its nice to see it still being done by others

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    this has to be a pinical of british eccentricity and character, what a place!

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    Wow, what an amazing building! It looks so quaint and "middle earth" on the outside, and yet almost alien on the inside. Smooth and organic, but like nothing on earth. Very interesting!

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    Gret pics. I've seen this place, I can't remeber for the hell of me were it is. GRRrrr

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    On holiday today in the area.Couldnt find it and asked one of the landowners managers for permisssion.
    He flatly refused politely but firmly and said they "had had a lot of trouble lately"
    There you have it!

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