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Report - Windlestone Hall - Home, POW camp, School - Rushyford (Update June 2010)

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by Saiper, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. Saiper

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    Update to my previous report (April 2010) -

    Since posting my original report in the new members forum several weeks ago, I have recieved additional images from forum member Jean.Sullivan (Thanks Jean:-))


    Some brief factoids (From wiki) -

    "Windlestone Hall is a 19th century country house in the ownership of Durham County Council, situated near Rushyford.

    The house was the birthplace in 1897 of Prime Minister Anthony Eden.

    The house and estate were utilised as a Prisoner of war Camp during World War II. Between 1957 and 2006, it was occupied by Windlestone Hall School, a local authority residential special school."



    Thanks again to Jean for the additional images. A revisit is on ther cards, so hopefully I can update this topic later with some more comparative shots.

    Comments welcomed.


    The driveway -
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    The gaurd house / Summer house (Early 1900's) -
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    The gaurd house / Summer house (2010) -
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    Main Entrance (Early 1900's, I think...)
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    Main house 2010 -
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    And just before closing -
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    Guard / clock tower -
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    Gardens and fountain - As far as I can tell, this area has been completely removoved. A basketball court now stands to the right of what was once part of the ornamental garden.
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    Basketball court -
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    Greenhouse behind main house -
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    I am still to figure out what this was used for -
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    Interior (All shots taken by forum member Jean.Sullivan, around time of closing) -
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    Misc (taken 2010)
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