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Old Manor Remains near Grantham, Lincs March 2018

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HughieD

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1. The History
The history of the place is on my previous report HERE.

2. The Explore
Revisit is better than no visit so popped by this place again. It's a superb little gem. This time it was cold and there was snow on the ground so it have a much colder feel to the place. It was also late in the day so the light was also a bit in short supply. Got a decent enough set to merit another report.

3. The Pictures

On with the pictures. The first thing you come to is this superb and rather odd statue:

26997999048_a1705ddb1e_b.jpgimg5764 by HughieDW, on Flickr

And on to the main part of the explore:

40160104974_166e313a80_b.jpgimg5766 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Note the butler's call bell on the left of the wall:

25996056667_2072e2bf53_b.jpgimg5769 by HughieDW, on Flickr

40868144731_e836fffb39_b.jpgimg5771 by HughieDW, on Flickr

40826757612_e937a9a67b_b.jpgimg5772 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Door to the main coach entrance:

39974316045_d1de359712_b.jpgimg5773 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Seen better days has this roof:

26997762128_b31654c2b8_b.jpgimg5774 by HughieDW, on Flickr

39974245125_a9cc8cdbdd_b.jpgimg5775bw by HughieDW, on Flickr

40826660892_0ee2a73903_b.jpgimg5777 by HughieDW, on Flickr

This wing is in reasonable condition:

25995804957_dcede82323_b.jpgimg5780 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Compared to the one opposite:

40826601132_c3f93f4fb2_b.jpgimg5781 by HughieDW, on Flickr

40826545902_bf0bc579ec_b.jpgimg5782bw by HughieDW, on Flickr

It's a lot less over-grown in winter:

40867885171_6f28fd4fe9_b.jpgimg5784 by HughieDW, on Flickr

39974056345_770e49f298_b.jpgimg5785bw by HughieDW, on Flickr

Back inside and an old sink:

40159656814_812afcb86b_b.jpgimg5790 by HughieDW, on Flickr

40826406442_e6426185b8_b.jpgimg5791 by HughieDW, on Flickr

40867701791_95bfe0ae3b_b.jpgimg5797 by HughieDW, on Flickr

The roof to this corner room has totally gone:

25995553277_8f50640c00_b.jpgimg5800 by HughieDW, on Flickr

And back to that unwanted modern-art sculpture:

25995523947_9ec68ca333_b.jpgimg5803 by HughieDW, on Flickr

25995498347_f20cba62de_b.jpgimg5805bw by HughieDW, on Flickr

A truly enchanting little place:

39057834710_32ed7898bd_b.jpgimg5806 by HughieDW, on Flickr

40159408014_e5bd5d98cc_b.jpgimg5808 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Bye bye magical little place:

40867479061_8bafc73be8_b.jpgimg5810 by HughieDW, on Flickr
 

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Very nice set Hughie, once again! Shame the inevitable is happening as nature takes its course. This place was really striking in my younger days. Your 'odd' statue is a rendition in stone of a very early 'fable', which at the moment unfortunately, I cannot dig up the reference to. The lead lined wooden sink was a common sight in stable tack rooms of this period - save the risk of damaging a porcelain sink when metal tack, such as bridle bits etc, were being cleaned. And as Smiler stated, that last shot - fab; but as you will have probably already found, those 'after thoughts' can sometimes be stunning. Thanks for the memories.
 

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Very nice set Hughie, once again! Shame the inevitable is happening as nature takes its course. This place was really striking in my younger days. Your 'odd' statue is a rendition in stone of a very early 'fable', which at the moment unfortunately, I cannot dig up the reference to. The lead lined wooden sink was a common sight in stable tack rooms of this period - save the risk of damaging a porcelain sink when metal tack, such as bridle bits etc, were being cleaned. And as Smiler stated, that last shot - fab; but as you will have probably already found, those 'after thoughts' can sometimes be stunning. Thanks for the memories.

And thank you for that really interesting insight Dirus. Not much info about this place on the web. Ironic it burnt down, was rebuilt then forcefully destroyed. A real loss.
 

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Nice retake of this place mate.looks nice in the snow.its such a beautiful little place
 
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