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    Soo I recently seen work was commencing on the canal here & being one of my first ever explores was wondering what was happening with this old girl so decided to pay a visit with my lad in tow.

    Unfortunately the future looks grim!
    Half the roof has gone, as has most of the 1st floors & the stairs have been removed.
    The grounds have been cleared & actually look neater but I wouldn't be surprised if the house is not standing in another 6 months.

    It was a saddening sight but Im glad we went & the day got better with a chance meet up with HughieDW afterwards.

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    What the hell am I doing, I mean really at my age!

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    I gather the plan is to restore - or at least stabilise at the same time as the adjoining lock. As it's listed, I don't think it will get pulled down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noiseboy72 View Post
    I gather the plan is to restore - or at least, stabilise at the same time as the adjoining lock. As it's listed, I don't think it will get pulled down.
    is it listed? b good if it is. seems strange to me though, most windows, floors & stairs have been removed!
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    That said, it may of been a fire that took out the central portion of this!

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    Wow! They've done loads of work clearing this place up. I hope it's a prelude to the old girl getting restored. Thank you for the up-date and great to meet up with you and your lad later in the day...

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    More rebuilt than restored by the look of what's left. That's quite a fall from grace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikinGlynn View Post
    That said, it may of been a fire that took out the central portion of this!
    You can see charred timber on the right hand side of the second photo - the window frame on the 1st floor is also burned and there is smoke damage to the wallpaper too
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    Quote Originally Posted by mookster View Post
    You can see charred timber on the right hand side of the second photo - the window frame on the 1st floor is also burned and there is smoke damage to the wallpaper too
    True! the question remains will she remain standing?
    If it is listed I could see it being a case of "oh it accidentally blew over or is now unsafe" but hey there was a dwelling here so a new build wont be out of the question ;-)
    What the hell am I doing, I mean really at my age!

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    The positioning is such that I don't think anyone would want to build there. That was part of the reason it became derelict in the first place. Access is across a field and both power and water would need running quite a distance. I gather the landowner has repeatedly refused to sell or allow access across their land either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noiseboy72 View Post
    The positioning is such that I don't think anyone would want to build there. That was part of the reason it became derelict in the first place. Access is across a field and both power and water would need running quite a distance. I gather the landowner has repeatedly refused to sell or allow access across their land either.
    I thought this was up for sale for a long time, but for the reasons u give above it seemed overpriced hence never sold! I may be wrong though.
    What the hell am I doing, I mean really at my age!

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