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Wallingwells Pavilion, Notts, January 2020

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HughieD

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1. The History
Wallingwells is a small civil parish and hamlet in the Bassetlaw district of Nottinghamshire, England. Here can be found Wallingwells Hall, a Grade 2 listed 17th-century country house built on the site of Wallingwells Priory, the site of a former Benedictine Nunnery. Along with the hall, three cottages, a converted stable block, and one further property make up the secluded hamlet of Wallingwells. Dating back 400 years, in 1946 the hall was split into four separate dwellings.

An addition to the estate in the mid-18th century, north of the house and overlooking a small former quarry, was a garden wall with four projecting pavilions at the angles. Constructed of coursed rubble with ashlar dressings and a quadrangle plan, a wall ran along the north, east and west edges of the walled garden and pavilions. To the south was the rim of an old quarry. At the north-east and north-west corners were two single storey pavilions, each entered through a single pointed-arch doorway. At the south-east corner was the main structure of the ensemble; a 3-storey pavilion. Entered from the west side on the first floor, this floor represented the main residing space and included a small fireplace. It opened out into the garden via single central pointed archway, with two narrower arches either side. The ground floor gave access to the quarry via a single archway. Finally, in the south-west corner is a further 2
storey pavilion entered from the east side at ground floor level. It opened
out into the garden, while the south portal entrance looks out over the quarry.

Despite being Grade 2 listed in November 1985, the pavilion has been forgotten and neglected as nature gradually takes it back.

2. The Explore
At some time or other most of us have explored vast industrial spaces. Well, this place is the opposite end of the scale. It’s bijou, hidden from Google Maps and almost forgotten about. If it wasn’t Grade II listed, it probably would be lost in the mists of time altogether.

So big-up to my non-forum member mate who spotted the listing details and sent them my way for further investigation. Once I’d trudged across sodden fields, negotiated the barbed-wire fence surrounding the wood that now envelopes the place, I was in. It was like entering another world. It was very small but equally rather magical. The listing has done nothing to help save the place. Ultimately nature will take it over and it will crumble.

3. The Pictures

The first view you get as you approach from the north-east. One of the two single one-storey pavilion entrances:

49405375858_d56d7fc49d_b.jpgwallingwells 01 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49405374943_ae7658ed38_b.jpgwallingwells 02 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Looking back out:

49405374398_26498c44c1_b.jpgwallingwells 03 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49405580976_33044b348f_b.jpgimg5540 by HughieDW, on Flickr

The arch on the one the other side on the north-west hasn’t been so lucky:

49405373803_1f886dcb0c_b.jpgwallingwells 04 by HughieDW, on Flickr

The two-storey pavilion:

49405853501_5697b90e8b_b.jpgwallingwells 09 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49405605306_3073916103_b.jpgimg5511 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Looking out:

49405800117_06e5f23a43_b.jpgimg5512 by HughieDW, on Flickr

And looking up:

49405371793_abe37d5100_b.jpgwallingwells 08 by HughieDW, on Flickr

On to the main attraction - the three-storey pavilion:

49405370913_6253b7bcdd_b.jpgwallingwells 10 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49405372838_a91ef30518_b.jpgwallingwells 06 by HughieDW, on Flickr

The first-floor picture window and fireplace:

49406047342_daf211f77b_b.jpgwallingwells 12 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Looking from the first floor downwards:

49406046807_beaaa7c73d_b.jpgwallingwells 13 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Round the side and down:

49405105108_7eae1ca922_b.jpgimg5527 by HughieDW, on Flickr

On the ground floor:

49406046357_defdd966fe_b.jpgwallingwells 14 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Looking back up:

49406045892_e8ff5d568b_b.jpgwallingwells 15 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49405780482_04a34643e0_b.jpgimg5532 by HughieDW, on Flickr
49405367643_3203d04015_b.jpgwallingwells 17 by HughieDW, on Flickr

The north wall:

49405785877_179375efd1_b.jpgimg5526 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Not too sure what this ironwork was:

49405788087_2572c7037d_b.jpgimg5525 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Shadows on the pavilion wall:

49405582211_128740fdfa_b.jpgimg5538 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Finally, the boundary wall of the garden:

49406044277_37fe84d3e5_b.jpgwallingwells 19 by HughieDW, on Flickr
 

MoroFenrir

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Wallingwells is a small civil parish and hamlet in the Bassetlaw district of Nottinghamshire

Excellent shots there, some amazing architecture combined with nature taking it back!
Bassetlaw is my neck of the woods,and Wallingwell is only half an hour from me, I'd love to take a look up there, would you mind sending me details via PM?
 

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Oh my! What an absolute ethereal place. How hard is this place to find? Me and my band mate (we're a two piece) recently took photos up at shireoaks manor. We have been looking for arched shapes like this for a shoot and was wondering if it was possible? Just looking at this place gives me so much inspiration!
 

HughieD

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Oh my! What an absolute ethereal place. How hard is this place to find? Me and my band mate (we're a two piece) recently took photos up at shireoaks manor. We have been looking for arched shapes like this for a shoot and was wondering if it was possible? Just looking at this place gives me so much inspiration!

Many thanks. And anything that is Grade II listed is VERY easy to find!
 
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