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    Hi All,

    This an old building near me, very remote; at least a 3 mile walk to it!

    I don't know much history about it other than that it's an old shooting/hunting lodge from a nearby estate built on top of an old Iron Age hillfort,



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    Looks like that would of been lovely in its day! congrats for the first 16 explore ;-)

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    Going by the style of windows I'm thinking maybe a small private chapel at one time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Jorgan View Post
    Going by the style of windows I'm thinking maybe a small private chapel at one time.
    Built in a style that matched all the other Estate buildings, this was specifically for use as a hunting lodge on what was originally a very large expanse of land. Referred to, or rather the hill fort is, in a couple of weirdo books on ley lines and Witch Craft published in the late 20's. Whatever went on in there, if anything, it certainly wasn't religious in the accepted understanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirus_Strictus View Post
    Built in a style that matched all the other Estate buildings, this was specifically for use as a hunting lodge on what was originally a very large expanse of land. Referred to, or rather the hill fort is, in a couple of weirdo books on ley lines and Witch Craft published in the late 20's. Whatever went on in there, if anything, it certainly wasn't religious in the accepted understanding.
    Could have been something to do with Freemasonry then.

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    Cracking find,Thanks for sharing

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    They don't make them like that anymore!
    Would love to se if it was on a Ley!
    Thanks for sharing :)
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    Wow very nice great find love the stone work

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    Some slight additions to the history for you all after discussions with relatives (we've lived in this area for a very long time!), this general consensus is thus:

    As already mentioned, it was originally built as a hunting lodge for one of the two local estates (no one is quite sure which one) and was quite heavily used in its' heyday (whether anything occult happened in addition, I don't know!).

    Upon the decline of the two halls it was used as a gamer-keeper's lodge, with seed etc. being stored in the back-room. It was abandoned well before the 1960's with it being swallowed up by the plantation sometime in the 1970's.

    Dirus, could you possibly PM me your sources of information? It's rather scant on the internet and I'd like to learn more about it/the hill fort.
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