Springfield Farm, Grantham, Lincs, September 2020

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1. The History
Not sure there is much history on this place. The former farm is in a predominantly agricultural area to the south west with of Grantham. The two-storey house is constructed of grey rendered block work with concrete tiles is of no visual merit and was the farmhouse for Spittlegate Farm. The house and the accompanying farm buildings are shortly going to be demoed as there is a proposal to develop the site with 11 freehold single storey dwellings of varying sizes. Previous applications include proposals for 23 homes on the site and one for 28 homes, but both were refused.

2. The Explore
Had tried to visit this place before but it was sealed up. The second time when I was passing just jumped out the car and snook in for a reccie. This time is was open but left my camera in the car so just made do with phone shots. Externally it is underwhelming but inside it is a bit more interesting. There’s enough stuff left behind to hold your attention plus the place has obviously not been modernised for some time and looks like a set off the 70s. So, while it’s nothing spectacular it’s enough to hold your attention for half an hour or so. It’s also nice to see a place that hasn’t been trashed by the idiots. However, it probably won’t be around for much longer.

3. The Photos
The place is overlooked by the neighbours, who happened to be outside gardening, so this was my only external!

50327708777_9557d105fb_b.jpg Gorse House 23 by HughieDW, on Flickr

So, into the rather dated lounge:

50327711807_ec3b0e80ba_b.jpg Gorse House 02 by HughieDW, on Flickr

50326869628_cb079e1edf_b.jpg Gorse House 03 by HughieDW, on Flickr

50327534131_de60eac51b_b.jpg Gorse House 04 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Loads of VHS tapes:

50327712012_d42ff8800e_b.jpg Gorse House 01 by HughieDW, on Flickr

On to the kitchen. Also, very dated:

50326868743_1d52efdf41_b.jpg Gorse House 09 by HughieDW, on Flickr

50327533576_c269e39ecd_b.jpg Gorse House 08 by HughieDW, on Flickr

The pantry:

50326869263_7e509f8a1d_b.jpg Gorse House 05 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Small downstairs office:

50327711097_0e15c4e676_b.jpg Gorse House 06 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Upstairs to bedroom 1:

50326868518_ded99262af_b.jpg Gorse House 10 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Remembered reading these as a kid:

50327710307_f76f234e07_b.jpg Gorse House 11 by HughieDW, on Flickr

50327709992_4497e0c411_b.jpg Gorse House 13 by HughieDW, on Flickr

The bathroom is a delightful pale pink:

50326867888_fbc98a9714_b.jpg Gorse House 14 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Bedroom 2:

50326867773_189348a279_b.jpg Gorse House 15 by HughieDW, on Flickr

50327709272_326606b22b_b.jpg Gorse House 19 by HughieDW, on Flickr

50326867623_909d1c03d9_b.jpg Gorse House 16 by HughieDW, on Flickr

50326867513_90395572f1_b.jpg Gorse House 17 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Obligatory X-mas decorations:

50327532221_9d36eb784a_b.jpg Gorse House 18 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Finally, bedroom 3:

50327709202_8f6d19b71a_b.jpg Gorse House 20 by HughieDW, on Flickr

50326866878_08d0b34d70_b.jpg Gorse House 21 by HughieDW, on Flickr

50327708912_d96a7f96f7_b.jpg Gorse House 22 by HughieDW, on Flickr

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