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Old Manor House, Grantham, January 2019

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HughieD

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1. The History
See previous report HERE for the history of this place.

2. The Explore
One of my fave little places and one I’ve been to a few times. Since I came last time the place has gone down hill a bit. There appears to have been a bit of an attempt to tidy up the place slightly. Equally though the sink in one room and the toilet in another room have been removed and smashed up respectively. It also appears that someone has (unsuccessfully) tried to half-inch the lead off the spire. If restored this could have been a fabulous house but sadly this place’s days are numbered, which is a real shame as it has a magical quality to it. Tried to cast some fresh eyes over this place to take all the pictures on my phone rather than my SLR. Explored with BikinGlynn (good to meet ya mate!)

3. The Pictures

Love this rather unusual statue:

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Small Toilet:

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An old butler’s bell with chain still attached:

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This would have been the coaching entrance to the hall. You can see 18 carved into the left-hand stonework. The other side has 80 giving the probably date of construction (1880).

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View from the inner court-yard:

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Note the lead on the spire roof has been wrenched somewhat:

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The roof to this section is in the best condition:

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The overgrown opposite side:

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…with far less roof left!

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An old rotten bench:

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Little remains in the manor annex now:

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Two toilet rooms have been smashed. Here’s one:

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..and the other:

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Some very far-gone stained glass:

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And some nice stone-work:

46007525484_6214a929bd_b.jpgDM 23 by HughieDW, on Flickr

46679435222_8a6b34f0d6_b.jpgDM 24 by HughieDW, on Flickr

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Think this was the game room:

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Bye-bye magical little place…

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BikinGlynn

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Ill have to get back sometime, I think it could be a quick one while passing but would be nice to see in a bit more detail ;-)
 

HughieD

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Cheers folks. Much appreciated.

Ill have to get back sometime, I think it could be a quick one while passing but would be nice to see in a bit more detail ;-)

Deffo worth it....on a really sunny day with blue skies!
Alas its going downhill, dereliction and the vandals don't help much.

Sadly don't think this one will get saved.
 
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