Thulston Fields Farm, Derbyshire, February 2020

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1. The History
Not too much history on this place apart from this large 6 bedroom red-brick farmhouse was built in 1868, as indicated by the lovely date-stone above the front door. It was part of a 280-acre livestock farm, complete with extensive farm-outbuildings. There appears to have been some attempt to try and sell the house to no avail, most likely after the death of the owner. Records show it on the market with Frank Knight in November 2011, split up into three lots: the house, a 15-acre pony paddock and a massive 265-acre plot of pasture and arable land. However, it didn’t sell and appears to have been empty since late-2012 and since then has been broken into and trashed.

It looked like a lovely place that has, sadly, gone down hill at an alarming rate, as born out by the picture below from the house advert when it was on the market:

49610954116_130fb929b1.jpgThurston old by HughieDW, on Flickr

2. The Explore
Third stop on a day’s exploring around the East Midlands on a sunny-ish February day. This place is an easy in and the farmhouse itself is round the back and out of the gaze of the busy main road. The house has been hammered which is a real shame. The place is pretty devoid of features bar a ‘secret’ back room that has now been opened and trashed too. This place isn’t going to get you too excited but the nice external features, the extensive outbuildings and semi-decent graff make it worth half-an-hour of your time if you are in the area.

3. The Pictures

Through the far buildings:

49601899491_fdb8522242_b.jpgThurlstone 01 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49601398308_20240956b7_b.jpgThurlstone 02 by HughieDW, on Flickr

And on to the main house:

49602161007_632f4ed2fb_b.jpgThurlstone 03 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Close-up of the date-stone:

49604046337_0633ea0a82_b.jpgimg5857 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49603285718_384fc65503_b.jpgimg5859 by HughieDW, on Flickr

And one of the two stone shields:

49604044967_75e065f182_b.jpgimg5858 by HughieDW, on Flickr

One of the few fireplaces not to have been ripped out:

49601397628_482d4c50c8_b.jpgThurlstone 04 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Some original fitted cupboards:

49602160602_da885dc719_b.jpgThurlstone 05 by HughieDW, on Flickr

And an old aga:

49601397258_3bfb71df65_b.jpgThurlstone 06 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Up-stairs and on to the backroom:

49604041477_33fee0f285_b.jpgimg5865 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Nice fireplace still in situ:

49601897811_910156e7cf_b.jpgThurlstone 07 by HughieDW, on Flickr

And old book or two:

49602160012_d950ce6fc7_b.jpgThurlstone 08 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49603782966_b44f4bb229_b.jpgimg5866 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Some paperwork:

49604038067_1a21ab1627_b.jpgimg5870 by HughieDW, on Flickr

And a number of old rosettes, dusted in sulphur!

49602159767_b43cfc8811_b.jpgThurlstone 09 by HughieDW, on Flickr

The other up-stairs rooms are graffed and trashed:

49603275183_3a5ab07057_b.jpgimg5874 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49603273733_ccf6d7366c_b.jpgimg5875 by HughieDW, on Flickr

And back out to the assorted farm buildings:

49604028907_76d9b96453_b.jpgimg5880 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49603269903_880b89aebc_b.jpgimg5881 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49604025837_7c29a963e2_b.jpgimg5883 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49603766551_8c6de8f8e7_b.jpgimg5886 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49604020777_140b09cce0_b.jpgimg5888 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49603762346_cb94de6a0d_b.jpgimg5889 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49604018182_caf61b43d0_b.jpgimg5890 by HughieDW, on Flickr
 

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A lot of interesting pictures depicting what life would've been on that farm. Picture 5883 show a coomon item on all farms and that is the railway wagon which was used for storage. That one looks like two wagons end to end. Above the wagons, is that a clock on the gable end of the building? The house is in not bad condition and worth a renovation.
 

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