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Report - Ingress Park ( The Gatehouse ) - September 2015

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by Dudman, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. Dudman

    Dudman I'm not lost until I give up finding my way...
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    Last week I bought my first DSLR and thought I'd have a little spore for the evening with my girlfriend. There has been this covered building at the end of her road for as long as I can remember and I've always wondered what's in there and whats being covered up by the tarp held up by scaffolding.

    So putting 2 and 2 together we took a quick trip down there.

    Now this is my first post with regards to reports etc so please be nice, any constructive criticism is welcomed and YES I know my photos aren't the best, DSLR's take a while to get used to as you all know.

    History

    Now I've searched to the ends of the internet for this from Architect files to previous local news papers and all I could find was the following.

    The building is called The Gatehouse. It was apart of The Ingress Park Manor which dates back to 1830's and all in all was built for only £120,000! Now I do not know the purpose of the Gatehouse and why it was built, I couldn't even tell when looking around it's grounds it's so ruined. A few years back there were plans on reconstructing it of which were stopped shortly after for the build of a bus road underneath it. Since then it hasn't been touched and is just left covered in scaffolding and tarp.


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    1. On the way I thought I'd grab a shot of the sunset, not too bad for my first ever photo taken on it.

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    2. Here's a shot of the building, you may understand why I was interested to see inside due to the cover.

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    3. As you enter in you realise this may not be the easiest place to grab a few shots as it's very tight. Poles were everywhere from the ground all the way up as support for the walls.

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    4. As expect the local teens make their mark. This was a shot of which I assume would of been the main hallway, reason being is the back door opposite. No floors made it also very hard to get inside shots.

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    5. Each quarter panel of the house has a fireplace stating the true age of it.

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    6. Just to show how much scaffolding was there keeping the place up... Like a jungle gym for kids.

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    7. Last shot of inside, shortly after this my girlfriend got spooked by a fox and insisted we had to leave or it would attack us...

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    9. Here's the manor house that oversees the whole of Ingress Park, can you believe just one man lives here... Must be one lonely sod. Manor.JPG

    10. Here's The Grange, used to be a tower I imagine for guards of the manor, it also has a load of tunnels underneath that travel all over the land. These have sadly been closed due to the local youth destroying whats left underneath in them all.


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    Now I hope I haven't produced a boring report for you all, as I said it's my first but first of many to come!

    Please feel free to give me improvement pointers, it's the only way I'll learn. Also I am aware some shots are a little close up, this is due to me using my 18-55mm lens, Im yet to buy a 10-20mm wide shot one.

    Thank you for taking interest and hope you enjoyed it.

    Dudman
     

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  2. dweeb

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    Get yourself a tripod and a decent torch and you'll be able to light paint if you have a DSLR, the photos are far superior to using the flash, but they do take quite a bit longer to set up and take!

    The gatehouse looks a bit past its prime, but nice work getting in and having a look, you never know what is hiding in places like that till you have a nosey!
     
  3. Dudman

    Dudman I'm not lost until I give up finding my way...
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    Hi mate

    Yes got a LED Lemsor P7.2 on the way, still waiting for a tripod but won't be long until I get one.

    I just thought a quick trip there as its a 10 second walk would be a good start. I didn't know the condition of the place until I stepped foot in but as you said you don't know until you have a nose. Thanks for the advice too!
     
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    I know some history of this building that was always affectionately called 'The Lodge' if anyone is interested.
     
  5. Dudman

    Dudman I'm not lost until I give up finding my way...
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    Currently being rebuilt now and has on site men 24/7 pretty much. Along with hella machinery!!!
     
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