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Report - House On The Hill,Bisley,Gloucester Oct 2014

Discussion in 'Residential Sites' started by huey, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. huey

    huey 28DL Regular User
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    INTRO

    The girlfriend and I discovered this gem a couple of years ago. Since then ive been back on my own several times,each time its more overgrown and rescue seems further than ever away.
    Its a late Georgian Haroldstone 4 bedroom house,although many original features are currently missing I cant help but be charmed by the place-every now and again you find somewhere, even as a bloke, you can visualise restored or living there yourself and this is one of those. Those weak on vision or romance would be bored here.


    HISTORY

    History is very scarce and not through lack of trying.It was owned by Mr and Mrs Carter for many,many years.Upon them leaving the property and land was sold in December 2010 for £482,000- someone has lost a lot of money since. Despite adding RSJ's, props and at some time making good the roof, the property sits empty,cold and leaking.The last security patrol was done 8/10/08 so maybe between those two dates the damage was allowed to take hold?
    The last ever parcel delivered was for Mrs H.Carter. On the 3rd July 1997 her new dentures were delivered from Cheltenham Dental Laboratory.


    Front view completely overgrown,this rear view shows the size of the place
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    Wooden stable set in what was once approx an acre of landscaped lawns and gardens
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    Also left behind is this late 50's/early 60's Heinkel Trojan. Heinkel also were known for making the Rolls Royce of scooters after the war
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    Anyway,back to the house.Insert your own knocker joke here..
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    Love these porch side windows
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    Lovely old water pump,sink and clothes mangle.
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    Owner handwritten note to new owner..
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    Close up of mangle
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    The only remaining fireplace,the others removed for 'safekeeping' by the builder
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    Bigger and heavier than it looks cast iron burner
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    Still on the Utility room windowsill
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    Pultenay bridge,Bath circa 1979
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    Into the main kitchen,note new blocks,RSJ and original servants bells.Hallway has its own bell still with front door mechanism attached.
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    Lovely kitchen tiles meet hallway tiles
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    Bell ringers in public rooms are like this-
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    Whilst in private rooms are sash pulled
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    Security service record
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    Stairs,newel post and spindles give the game away,dating the house between 1765-1811
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    Stairs would be Fir or Pine painted flat drab
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    All the bedrooms have a lovely cast iron air vent above the door,are huge with typically sized windows and later Bakelite fixtures
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    Exquisite radiator-is it wrong to have a cast iron fetish?
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    Plenty of original pieces could go back in
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    Conservatory could do with a lick of paint
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    Non-hidden cellar entrance (and no sign of a second servant staircase anywhere) means servants lived down here
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    The original kitchen and food stores with huge fireplace.Room behind still whitewashed on servants side.
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    Two smaller store rooms off one side and this large pantry-all three sides used for several years of Elderflower wine storage.Top man.
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    Last owners unwanted bottles,crocery and possessions casually discarded outside with the rubble
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    Subsidence,leaking water and getting ever damper, time is catching up quickly with the place.It balances on acroprops and hope,patiently awaiting rescue.For me the long drawnout demise seems to add to the hurt that little bit more.What a waste.
    Thanks for looking,hope you enjoyed.
     

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  2. tadworth

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    Trouble is even if you made an offer on one of these abandoned properties its still more than you can afford. They usually go to auction anyway, and end up big money.
     
  3. slayaaaa

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    Really love the fine details in there, really shows the age of the place but in a really good way, old architecture, IMO, is stunning, anything art deco or before really grabs my attention.

    Art nouveau & Victorian, stunning periods of artistic development and anything before Victorian is just really ace IMO.

    Nice report my friend. :thumb
     
  4. Indecisive Moment

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    Ha ha! Brilliant ;)

    It does look like an interesting place and it would be nice if someone did it up but realistically it's unlikely. Shame to see it gradually being reclaimed by nature.

    Nice report :)
     
  5. Oort

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    Nice to see the old girl again! You got some really nice low light shots there mate; came out a lot better than my ones :thumb

    Horseshoe in the Outhouse
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    The Kitchen
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    The Stove
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    A lonely box of matches
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    An ornate door knocker
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    Derpy upstairs corridor
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    An arty shot
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    A bakerlite plug socket
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    The staircase
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  6. Si Chedworth

    Si Chedworth 28DL Full Member
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    Does anyone no if this lovely house is still there??
     
  7. Bertie Bollockbrains

    Bertie Bollockbrains 28DL Regular User
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    Yes
     
  8. Si Chedworth

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    Have to pay a visit...
     
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