Houghton Grange December 2016!

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5t3tcv743

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Houghton Grange has a massive story behind it! I could talk for years about the site as it is one of my favourite sites i have ever been to! Heres the history narrowed down!

In 1897 The Grange was built. Back then it was a house. Its garden was massive and required 6 voulenteer gardeners to look after it!
In 1948 Houghton Poultry Research Station was established (I believe the man who established it was Mr Rank as his name is carved into the building). The station didn't just test on poultry but also tested on cattle, beagles and some more! They tested some mad things there like mad cow disease. The site closed in March 27 1992 due to the cruelty inside there!

What if it didnt close!?

If the site didn't close in 1992 it would of closed in 2015 because that was the date the owners of the site predicted it would close at!
In 1993 an extention was supposed to be built onto the east wing of the main building. It was supposed to go all the way towards laboratory X. I know this from files we found there! The Grange has also got a basement but the door is locked so you cannot accsess it!

Anyway enjoy the pics ;)

The Main Grange

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Nature taking it back!

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Beautiful chandelier inside the grange

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View from the Doormy House

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Secret victorian brick store hidden inside the grange!

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Bedroom 3

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Rooftop view of bacteriology labs!

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Bedroom 1

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Staircase upper doors

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Upstairs bathroom

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Porch view

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Hope you all enjoyed this rare report of the inside of the grange!
 

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I spoke to security and they said it will be refurbished! Thats good to here because the architecture is impressive
 

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I can't believe there's 24/7 on-site security now! Nice report Explorer X :)
 

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Nice to see some photos from inside, great stuff keep them comming. Cheers
 

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Thanks Rubex! IKR all the vandals have ruined it for people like us! The new security has even bourded up the west and east wing so you can no longer enter the main building! Well thats what they think anyway! ;)
 

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Thanks! Sadly there is 24/7 security on the site now so we wont be going back for a few weeks! but I got so much more urbe planned! ;)
 

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good work getting inside, i love driving past this and looking down the drive towards the mansion.
 

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Thanks a lot! It only took 8 months to get inside the mansion!XD
 

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Nice to see inside.been twice myself.never got in the mansion though
 

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Yh its really hard and very dangerous to get in the mansion since theres only one way in or out
 

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Just after WW2 it was used as an ex servicemans training college. My late father went on a teacher training course there and ended up as an art teacher following service in the RAF.
 

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Yeah i heard about that! Its had a great history!
 
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