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Report - Stanford Hall, Nottinghamshire - February 2015

Discussion in 'Residential Sites' started by AndyK, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. AndyK

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    Stanford Hall is a large 18th century, grade II listed country house in the UK. Since being used as a private residence the house has had a couple of different uses which have unfortunately removed a lot of the buildings splendour. A number of failed redevelopment projects were started, and recently a planning application has been approved to develop the building into a Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre.

    An extension added an impressive Art Deco theatre in the 1930s which still remains in perfect condition. Murals decorate the walls and the ceiling features painted clouds. A Wurlitzer organ is built into the orchestra pit.

    1. Rear elevation
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    Our visit

    Spider Monkey and I had noticed this place was unoccupied so thought we would go and check it out. Although the place has lost a lot of its grandeur over the years and the failed developments have further detracted, the building is still very impressive. The theatre was my personal highlight. Sadly, I understand the theatre will be pulled down.



    2. Sunburst into grand room
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    3. Fireplace and elegance
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    4. More grand rooms
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    5. The "Kitkat" room
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    6. Top of the stairs
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    7. Looking down the stairs
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    8. Staircase and fireplace
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    9. Theatre lobby
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    10. The stunning theatre
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    11. In the aisle of the theatre
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    12. Looking back
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    13. Wurlitzer Organ
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    14. Safety curtain with depiction of the hall
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    15. Original 1930s Brenkert Master Brenograph projector
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    16. Projector detail
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    17. Spotlight and record player
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    18. Film reel room
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    19. Film reels
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    20. Entrance hall
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    21. Ballroom
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    22. Ballroom
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    23. Wood panelled room
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    24. Bedroom
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    25. Bedroom
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    26. Grand room upstairs
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    27. Marble bathroom
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    28. Squash courts
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    29. Front of the house
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    30. Back of the huge property
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  2. Lavino

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    :thumbExcellent report there Andy loving that stair case. I think I know this one lol
     
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    The place looks amazing especially the theater, its a shame it will be pulled down :(. Also good pictures :thumb
     
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    Blody hell that place is impressive, I am simply loving that marble bathroom. Truly decent pics as well!
     
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    fucking failed this twice, dunno how you boys did it but fairplay -the place is live as shit!!
     
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    An amazing building, and stunning photos, top work :thumb
     
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    Top work as always dude, about time this one got posted up!
     
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    Fantastic report mate, the place looks stunning.
     
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    Wow, some great photos of a great place. I went to see a play in the theater once, good to see it again, gutted to hear its for the demo :-(
     
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    Fantastic place and shots. Cool share :thumb
     
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    fantastic pics mate ! did you make yourself a brew while you was there ?
     
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  12. AndyK

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    Would have been rude not to! Plus, there is a reason I called it the "Kitkat Room" ;)
     
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    Don't panic - it's Grad II listed, the redevelopment will be sympathetic and give the old gal a purpose again :)
     
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    excellent pictures especially the theatre with wurlitzer organ unfortunatly the projectors have gone and all thats left is a spot light and brenograph effects projector thanks for sharing
     
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    Great pictures, I worked on lots of shows in the theatre for many years (from the late 80s until it closed in 2004), the theatre interior specifically forms part of the grade 2* listing so highly unlikely that it will be demolished. My understanding is that many of the CoOp alterations done in the 60s/70s are being removed (including the tacky theatre foyer). The Stanford Hall Users Group are still hopeful that the theatre can be re-opened at some point in the future.

    I had heard that the GB Magnus projectors had gone which is a shame though, they were used for film shows up until the early 2000s. I don't suppose you took any pictures backstage?

    Phil
     
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