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Report - Daresbury Hall & Side Houses - Warrington - July 15

Discussion in 'Residential Sites' started by Funlester, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. Funlester

    Funlester The Fun One
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    We visited this on a Sunday afternoon, we had been told by a good few people about loads os security but there was none at all.
    I found out later that day that the Zombie Company Zed had gone bust (not sure if true) but could have had something to do with there being none.

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    Daresbury hall was erected in the mid 1700’s by the Greenhall family in the Georgian style. The building itself has served most of its life as a Stately home and was last occupied by the Hill family.
    The estate was converted to a military hospital during the Second World War and saw the construction of an additonal ward, the “Lewis Carroll Unit”. Following this the manor was sold back to the Greenhall family in the early 1950’s, but was not occupied until it was resold to the National Spastic Society (now known as Scope) in 1957 for £5000. The estate functioned as home and school for 52 patients and 75 members of staff., with the first patients suffering from physical handicaps. Additional outbuildings were erected near to the manor entrance to provide accommodation for the on-site carers. From an article from the BBC the approximate annual price per patient in 1986 was £12,500, which must have contributed to the closure of the facility.
    Following the closure the building lay empty for many years until it was sold to a millionaire bachelor who returned the building to its former use as a stately home. However upon the owners death the building was left to deteriorate and is now unusable.
    The building was most recently used by Zed Events to provide a “zombie survival experience” and the outbuildings are heavily graffitied with comments regarding the “apocalypse”.

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  2. Bigian88

    Bigian88 The Massive Mancunian
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    A few photos in there that appear to be a little pointless in my opinion (the light fixture, flowers, ducks) but the zombie ones are nice.

    I'd recommend wacking your white balance into 'flash' WB so photos dont have that awful blue hue to them caused by the torch (5500K/5600K lighting)
     
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  3. Funlester

    Funlester The Fun One
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    Yeah just had white balance to auto, will give the "flash" setting ago and see how they come out next time.
     
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    Coolboyslim Mr Reality Hacker
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    Loved this place. Thx for report m8ty appreciated
     
  5. BrainL

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    Isnt this in Daresbury rather then Warrington? Clue is in the name lol ;)
     
  6. Funlester

    Funlester The Fun One
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    Daresbury is in Warrington and more people know Warrington rather than Darebury but its either or really, depends how picky your being ;)
     
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    BrainL 28DL Full Member
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    Technically its in Halton which is Cheshire.. just has a Warrington postcode in the same way Macclesfield has a Stockport postcode.. but yeah I am being very picky sorry haha ;)
     
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  8. Funlester

    Funlester The Fun One
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    Lets all change our reports to Halton haha :p
     
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    Will Knot 28DL Regular User
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    Nice that :D
     
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    GRONK 28DL Regular User
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    Nice to see the Ducks are still going strong. :)

    There was security until a few months back when the place got raided, they found something like £3/4 Million worth of weed in there. The land was being used by one of the local horse breeding centres and they use to do the security for the place. When the drug bust happened the 2 blokes that use to do it suddenly disappeared and the bungalow they stayed in has been boarded up.

    http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk...lue_of___750_000_shut_down_at_Daresbury_Hall/
     
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    Kayleigh O'Neill 28DL Full Member
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    Hi, new to all this and the site,
    I visited today and there was no dogs or sec, managed to get into the main building but not for too long as battery on phone torch wouldn't have lasted but well worth a look.
    Will get round to doing a report soon. K
     

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    Have you been back yet Kayleigh ?
     
  13. Ryan123

    Ryan123 Bolton ladd
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    I went hear today cool placee
     
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  14. Funlester

    Funlester The Fun One
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    Did you get in the main house?
     
  15. Ryan123

    Ryan123 Bolton ladd
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    Yeah you have to go around the side of the house ..
     
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