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Report - Brognyton Hall, Shropshire - October 2015

Discussion in 'Residential Sites' started by BrainL, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. BrainL

    BrainL 28DL Full Member
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    The Visit
    A very early morning start with @redhunter @Funlester and a non member. Bumped into a farmer who asked what we were doing but some quick thinking that we were looking for some high ground to photograph the morning mist over the fields worked a treat and he left wishing us good luck!

    This is a great explore and some fantastic features inside, real shame we couldn't access the basement but a great explore otherwise :)

    Does anybody know if the name "House of Tears" is just an "urbex codename" or was this something coined by the locals or something like that?

    The History
    This is a dominating Neoclassical Grade II listed mansion situated in Shropshire. It was originally constructed in 1735 and stands in a magnificent parkland of nearly 1500 acres of land. The mansion is famed for it's four giant iconic columns and was once owned by royalty. It's nickname 'House of Tears' comes from the fact that three of it's owners died from tragic circumstances, two fatal car crashes and a suicide. The basement of the mansion was once used as a telecommunications headquarters during World War II for the spy network in Europe, much of the original equipment is still down there. The property was sold to developers in 2000 but they have neglected to carry out much work since, they recently put it back on the market and are currently undergoing some restoration work inside.

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  2. DirtyJigsaw

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    Nice to see this again, one ive always wanted to see but everytime I was planning to go, I heard it had been sealed or alarmed etc. Nice set
     
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    It's nickname 'House of Tears' comes from the fact that three of it's owners died from tragic circumstances, two fatal car crashes and a suicide, swear I already told you this
     
  4. BrainL

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    Haha you have indeed mate.. I'm just wondering whether it was made up as an urbex codename or has it had that nickname for a long while in the local area etc :)
     
  5. redhunter

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    Had the nickname for a while I think, not 100% sure. It's alot better than trying to say Brognyton hall lol.
     
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    Although it is the lamest codename/nickname I've ever heard
     
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    ...does anyone know if those books/that bookshelf is real (5th picture down)? I saw something similar on the Underscar Manor post, of a secret door, and it got my mind racing! :p
     
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    It's a secret door
     
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  9. Lavino

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    It's a door you can see the hinges
     
  10. scotty markfour

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    this looks rather tempting , nice pics n report @BrainL
     
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    Not least because I never codenamed the first report posted about it. Sigh.
     
  12. PopPunkJamie

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    Don't worry mate, I'm confident it would've been the farsebook and HDR n00bs that give it that god awful codename
     
  13. tumbles

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    I'm just disapointed.. I missed my opertunity.
     
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    Picture no.5

    Did you get a look behind that book shelf? It has hinges on it!
     
  15. BrainL

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    Yeah it just opens back into the main hallway. Quite disappointing. I was expecting some kind of bat cave behind it :)
     
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