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Thread: Old Rolls Farm House - West Sussex - October 2017

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    Default Old Rolls Farm House - West Sussex - October 2017


    A local find that has been sitting right under the radar.


    History

    The old Rolls Farm House is the remains of Rolls farm before the land was purchased by the local council to build a water treatment plant in 1948, the plant was opened in 1952.

    The farmhouse later became a training site for the Sussex Police and was fitted with modern lighting.
    Eventually dereliction started to set in and the police stopped using it.

    It was due for demolition last year but it never happened.


    The Explore

    Checked out this place one evening as I spotted it on Google Maps. It was pretty dark by the time I had got inside, but made no difference as it was pitch black inside with the boarded up windows anyway.

    It is full of furniture, but looks like it was put there to emulate a normal house for police training. It's a pretty weird place as its a mix of new and old. Old 1940s electrical fittings next to new industrial light fitting. The decay and paint peeling was really nice, and made for some decent shots.

    I returned the next morning to get some external shots in the daylight.


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    The new light switch









    The lock for the gate had been cut twice?!




    The Garage




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    Good set. Like the light switch ensemble and the purple loo seat!

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    What a beaut, a Gem Grom, Loved it, Thanks
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    Not a bad looking house, it could be saved. A nice spacious garage.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    Like this, nice one Gromr :)

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    Great find again Groomr, love the toilet, looks like its made from old pallets lol

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    You really do have a sharp eye for map spots! Great find mate, I will have a mooch around here when I get back. Great pics as always, thanks for sharing!

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    nice pictures, thanks for sharing

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    I particularly like the colours in pic 5. And the purple bog, of course. :-D

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    Great pics and great find.

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