Dunloe Lodge - Our Mystery House

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ScoobyDoo1980

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This is my first post! I have never been so scared and so excited at the same time. I thought the house might collapse on me, you can see why :)

My daughter and I have called this 'The Mystery House' for a long time. We decided to go and investigate - we weren't dissapointed :)


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Thanks for looking, I hope you enjoy!
 

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would have looked impressive i guess in its days but by the looks of it the fire ripped the heart out the place but well done :)
 

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Beautiful chimney stacks. And what a poignant gravestone!
 

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A once lovely building. How very sad. Those hanging bannisters are rather precarious :eek:
 

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Uber chimney pr0n!

The brickwork looks pretty good, just the timber gone - lovely project there for someone but I suspect it will be left to disintegrate then someone will put some nasty little boxes up on the plot. Yuck.

I suspect the headstone is for a pet rather than a child, though happy to be corrected on that....
 

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Info from Bucks Fire & Rescue.

Tuesday 31 July, 5.38am: Derelict building on fire, Dunloe Lodge, old Taplow Paper Mill site, Mill Lane, Taplow. Three storey building affected by fire, 15 by 20 metre area. Two appliances and crews from Beaconsfield (call signs BEA1 and BEA3), one from Gerrards Cross (call sign GEX1), one from Marlow (call sign MAR3) and two from High Wycombe (call signs HWY1 and HWY8) including the turntable ladder attended along with the Operational Support Unit (call sign AYL6), the Incident Command Unit (call sign AYL7.1) and the Canteen Van (call sign AYL8.1) from Aylesbury. Officer attendance included Group Manager John Fairweather and Station Managers Jeremy Williams, Will Rootes, Doug Gruchy, Andy Gosling and Neil Boustred. Five appliances from Slough, Berkshire, also attended. Firefighters used two ground monitors, one major pump, three light portable pumps and three jets using water taken directly from the River Thames.

HC
 

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Ohh, beautiful Arts & Crafts house, what a shame. Great photos, particularly that disembodied staircase bannister, and the little grave stone was touching. I'm impressed that you managed to get inside and take so many photos. Well done.
 

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Wow I love the look of this place!

It reminds me of a place called Whitefields. Such a shame big houses like this are just being left.

Thanks for posting I enjoyed looking at your pictures.
 

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Warning

Note to anyone going over to do this place now you've read the report... The carpet on the stairs is all that stopped me falling through it yesterday... It's very very dodgy now. Take extreme care!
 

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Yeah we took one look at the 'stairs' and thought better of it!
 

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To be perfectly honest mate I think I was a bit daft going up in the first place though up didn't seem to show the delicate nature of the little landing, it only began to collapse as I put weight on it coming down again. I think though we were quite disappointed because we chickened out of GT Manor coming down cos it's live so we wanted to do a worth while explore and perhaps that clouded my judgement! Onwards and upwards as they say!
 

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To be perfectly honest mate I think I was a bit daft going up in the first place though up didn't seem to show the delicate nature of the little landing, it only began to collapse as I put weight on it coming down again. I think though we were quite disappointed because we chickened out of GT Manor coming down cos it's live so we wanted to do a worth while explore and perhaps that clouded my judgement! Onwards and upwards as they say!

Tip of the week! Always walk along next to the wall. Less leverage on dodgy wood!:)
 

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