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Report - Brogyntyn Hall - Shropshire - April 2014

Discussion in 'Residential Sites' started by The_Raw, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. The_Raw

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    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.

    I visited twice in quick succession whilst visiting family nearby, once for the main house and once for the basement. It's a really beautiful site and amazing to think that people in the basement were transmitting messages to our spies in Europe during World War II. There are some amazing features including a fireplace that dates back to 1617 and a James Bond-esque false door in the drawing room in the main house. The basement retains some original switchboard equipment and a random mannequin flicking the Vs. I loved every minute in here, upon leaving for the second time I had a strange feeling of sadness come over me as I was walking away. I think I fell a little in love with the place, it seemed a shame for such a beautiful property to be left deserted. Definitely one of my favourite places so far, it would be a shame to see it fall into total disrepair. Sorry there are so many photos (not really....) but the basement was a separate explore altogether so there was a hell of a lot to photograph!

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    Thanks for looking
     
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  2. One Flew East

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    Re: Brogyntyn Hall - Shropshire - April 2014 (PIC HEAVY)

    It's a nice place to visit, with enough to keep you occupied for a few hours. Disappointed to find a water butt containing plastic ducks behind the secret door however.
    Some nice perspectives there, and seems like you had nice weather for it. The last one's quite atmospheric.
     
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    Re: Brogyntyn Hall - Shropshire - April 2014 (PIC HEAVY)

    Excellent report :thumb
    looks good that
     
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    Re: Brogyntyn Hall - Shropshire - April 2014 (PIC HEAVY)

    Some fantastic shots there!

    On the 17th pic it looks like you wasn't alone?
     
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    Re: Brogyntyn Hall - Shropshire - April 2014 (PIC HEAVY)

    That looks amazing & some great history.
    Cant believe places like this are just left..... or that u didn't finish the jigsaw!
     
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    Re: Brogyntyn Hall - Shropshire - April 2014 (PIC HEAVY)

    I really like the look of this - you've shot it well too :thumb
     
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    Looks a good wander, some great shots there mate, might pop in if I'm passing :D
     
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    Nicely photographed, D. Can't say I paid as much attention to detail as you did. I'd love to know what's behind the locked doors upstairs . . .
     
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    Epic mate, really must pop over and have a look at this soon!
     
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    Very nice - loads of pics which is great!

    Cheers.
     
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    Ha! I found some plastic ducks in the next room as it happens, I thought about setting up a plastic duck bath scene but forgot ;) Thanks for the nice comments :thumb

    Thanks mate, yeah that van next door belonged to a landscaper or something, think they were doing some work for the next door neighbours. Although that building looks very much part of the estate (I'm sure it once was back in the day) it is now very much occupied by the neighbours....

    Ha! I love a good jigsaw as well, shame on me.... :thumb
     
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    Smashing pictures! Really enjoyed reading this report. Did you trip the alarms when you did the basement?
     
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    WOW! This looks incredible.
    Brilliant report mate :thumb
     
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    Thanks guys

    There's a PIR down there which is unavoidable, a red light came on but no-one came to Chinatown so all good :thumb
     
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    Spot on mate :thumb I'm currently working in a house with very similar architecture to that. Could do a nice job there......
     
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