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Report - Crookham Court, Thatcham, Berkshire, September 2015

Discussion in 'Residential Sites' started by Weeble, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. Weeble

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    I was in the area, so I thought I’d take a look in here. I’d seen photos of this place before and it looked fabulous. However, it’s now a total derp. It has been entirely trashed.

    The neighbours in the house on the driveway are known for calling the police if they see explorers. Just as I was driving past, a car pulled into the driveway. I drove back the other way and 4 people got out of the car – just my luck. I waited for a bit until they were inside the house and then made my way through the bushes further up the road.

    The bit that I really wanted to see was the hall with the stairway and gallery with banisters, however that is totally boarded up. It looks like builders have been in recently – upstairs there are boards running down the floors of all of the hallways (presumably to prevent the builders falling through the floors) and there are new boards closing off the hall area on all floors.

    History of Crookham Court (aka Harlequin Manor):

    The site was originally that of Crookham Manor house, which was built in the 14th century and destroyed in 1543. Crookham House was then built on the site and was demolished in 1850. Crookham Court was then built from 1850 onwards. It was a manor house and then a junior school, and later a school for the children of those in the military working at Greenham Common. It then became Crookham Court Manor School – a boys boarding school. It closed in 1989 after years of sexual abuse by teachers in the school was revealed and featured on the BBC TV programme That’s Life.

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  2. Springypeach

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    Looks like a nice explore :thumb
     
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    Nice Set Of Pics There :)
    Id Say Its Well Trashed Compared To How It Was On My Visit In 2013.....
     
  4. ConnorReece

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    This place is such a mess, such a shame that stuff like this happens. I find it wierd that people live in that house like 100 yards from it and didn't hear people causing so much damage?
     
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    The person that lives in that house was involved with all the abuse that went on, im sure he wouldnt want to bother anyone in the house.
     
  6. ConnorReece

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    No way! That's terrible :eek:
     
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