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    Default Home Farm (AKA Foxlease Farm) - Hampshire - July 2014


    First post for me on Derelict Places, here goes:

    As far as previous visits go, 'Home Farm (aka Fox Lease Farm)' part of 'Minley Manor' looked pretty much untouched. A quick search revealed a report by 'WhoDaresWins' from whom I stole a little info below (cheers mate!). It was a needed steal as the facts within said info come 'straight from the horses mouth' in that they came direct from someone with strong connections to the farm itself.

    Access was easy as and I spent a good,long day in here, stopping for a bit of lunch and exploring the entire place completely un-disturbed on a beautiful sunny day....happy times.

    The whole place is pretty mashed up, with the living quarters in the worst shape through a mix of fire (why do people burn houses? although I like the look of burnt houses tbh!) and natural decay and I was glad of my hard hat considering the state of it...all good though, no accidents on this day although lots of beam walking skillz required!

    It really doesn't take long for mother nature to take hold and she has throughout the site. Lots of areas take the appearance of mini-jungles, with foliage spilling through walls and windows and trees powering skyward inside once busy buildings. There's not much going on inside the structures in the way of items etc but still plenty to see around the place in terms of destrcution, decay, nature and architecture.

    The History:
    A classic example of a country estate with buildings and a designed landscape forming an integral composition reflecting late C19 taste. Minley Manor and its pleasure grounds laid out by Robert T Veitch and his landscaper F W Meyer in the 1880s form the centrepiece to the estate. This followed an earlier phase of planting undertaken by James Veitch in the 1860s. The western half of the estate is criss-crossed by a network of drives and tracks radiating from Fleet Lodge, one of which leads to Home Farm (a model farm built to the design of Arthur Castings in 1900) situated 500m south-east of the Manor.

    (Stolen info from insider!):
    ''I saw your post a couple of months ago when trying to find out what had happened (if anything) to the farm where my aunt It made me very sad to see the place, how it has fallen into disrepair and is sat empty and unloved in your pictures but I can help to answer some of your questions..........

    My aunt moved into no. 17 home farm about 30 years ago where she used to run a riding school. On the farm there were sheep and cattle, some agricultural land a few pigs, and the area in front of the house was home to chicken and ducks and for a couple of years a pair of geese, the male of which was a real ruffian who would attack anyone who was foolish to get to close to him. The stables mainly housed liveries and cattle but the stalls you show in the pictured subtitled old stables was home to a riding school. I spent many happy years as a child and into the beginning of the adult life at the farm riding the horses and playing with the animals. We had family gatherings and Christmas's and the like in the house. The place is always full of good memories for me.

    I spent many days and nights in no.17 and never came across anything in the house and on the farm which would make me think it was haunted as is rumoured..... I have spoken to my aunt and she says that she never saw or heard anything to make her think the place was haunted and trust me she would have said something if she did (you should here the shriek that comes out of her if she spots a rat!). The place was quite drafty though but in an old house kind of way rather than a spooky house kind of way''


    So, onto the pics - full slideshow available here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/125506...72238862/show/


    Front by BrickworkUrbex, on Flickr

    TidyTidy by BrickworkUrbex, on Flickr

    KillersRoom by BrickworkUrbex, on Flickr

    WoordWorx by BrickworkUrbex, on Flickr

    NotOpened by BrickworkUrbex, on Flickr

    ManInBuiltWithCraft by BrickworkUrbex, on Flickr

    Timeless by BrickworkUrbex, on Flickr

    Creepy2 by BrickworkUrbex, on Flickr

    LoveStairs by BrickworkUrbex, on Flickr

    Caned by BrickworkUrbex, on Flickr

    ISlowedHerDown by BrickworkUrbex, on Flickr

    ShelfDecay by BrickworkUrbex, on Flickr

    TreeUp by BrickworkUrbex, on Flickr




    Thanks for Looking

    Brickworx
    Last edited by brickworx; 19th Jul 14 at 20:12. Reason: Flickr version

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    Great photos. I love model farms, they're fascinating.

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    Thanks man. Appreciated.

    Question on Model farms if I may? Do you know what that means ie: the 'model' bit....I wondered when I saw that.

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    Yeah, it was the victorian model of a perfectly designed farm in terms of layout, fixtures and fittings, etc etc. It's really the first true attempt at organised and researched welfare and efficiency in agriculture in the modern era.

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    Thanks mate... Nice bit of info.

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    first shot rather splendid - the way you have done it, is not something we see alot of, but its nicely done an perfect for an opening photo.
    Really liking your style of shots!!! be proud of this mate
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    Thanks man.

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    Loving those shots with the half black and white ripped photos! And i really like that staircase shot. Excellent

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    Great photos & report really imformative.

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    Thanks chaps, nice here innit?! :)

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