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Report - Bramham House, Leeds - September 2016

Discussion in 'Residential Sites' started by GRONK, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. GRONK

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    September 2016

    Did this one as a solo visit, didn't plan to stop in here but after a failed access near by I decided to give it a look. The building is composed of 3 floors but virtually no roof left, lots of graffiti sound the inside and a nice stair case (or what was left of it).

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    Bramham House Children’s Home, before it served the purpose of its title, was originally built as a family home in 1806. It ceased to be a family home when it was bought out by the West Riding County Council Children's Department in 1947, after settling the cost with the Ramsden family (the last residents) for £8000.

    The house was converted for the purpose of creating a children’s home in line with the upcoming 1948 Children's and Young Persons Act. It was intended to be a home where families of children, both neglected and homeless, could be cared for and have a place called home. By 1970 the house consisted of 35 children, being looked after by a significant amount of house staff. In charge of the site was the Superintendent, alongside him was a matron, 5 house parents, 3 non-stay house parents and the daily domestic staff consisting of a cook, gardener, seamstress, 4 cleaning ladies and a ironing lady. The majority of these staff members were from the local Bramham area.

    The house appeared well suited to its new role until 1974 when Leeds City Council took over the running of the Home, which as a result the admission policy was changed. The managing staff left, and thereafter children on remand and delinquents were admitted to join the family groups still present. This, as one can imagine, caused many problems. The house eventually shut in the early 1980’s, the children moving to another home in nearby Wetherby, which has since been shut and demolished.

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  2. The Lone Ranger

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    Looks not too bad :thumb

    Keep on meaning to call in here as I use to live just down the road and remember when it was still open.
     
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    Jesus this place has been really wrecked since I was last there, Shame cause it's a really lovely building !
     
  4. Ilyria

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    Ah I see it has the same chav infestation that we suffer from locally
     
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    I nearly went through the floor there! Would of been nice to see it before all the mindless vandalism, nice report
     
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    Bloody hell the steps have really gone now. How's that lovely roof ceiling doing?
     
  7. Sammy-Jo Gore

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    Who do I contact to do an investigation of this place is it Leeds council does anyone know ? T.i.a
     
  8. Oxygen Thief

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    What needs investigating?
     
  9. Sammy-Jo Gore

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    I'm a paranormal investigator
     
  10. Oxygen Thief

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    How's that working out for you? Found anything yet?
     
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    Found loads of really good evidence and places hardest part is finding new sites to investigate
     
  12. hamtagger

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    I'm here for the notifications :D

    *edit - nice report @GRONK, that stair area which is pure fucked now by the looks of it bears quite a resemblance to the one at St. John's :)
     
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  13. stranton

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    went here with a fellow member, the floors are dodgy as, ain't much too see now,
    @hamtagger yes staircase reminds me of St Johns but a lot worse for wear.
     
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