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Lead or Rumour info - Hamilton Palace, East Sussex - Warning

Discussion in 'Leads, Rumours and News...' started by Minor, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. Minor

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    If visiting I would recommend having a go pro or other device recording.

    The security guard we encountered was extremely abusive and threatened us with violence on multiple occasions.
    Not to mention the fact we had a had a lady in the group, and threatening a female with violence isn't right.

    We were also told if his colleague was working "it would have been different and we would have been attacked.

    I think it maybe different if they know they're being recorded, so heads up.
     

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  2. rastapasta69

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    Should have just dropped the cunt.
     
  3. Xploring

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    Had the same problem at aylesford newsprint. I hate abusive and threatening secca.
     
  4. Oxygen Thief

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    You're surprised at that behaviour? I'm surprised you're not wearing concrete boots and chucked into the nearest lake.
     
  5. Oxygen Thief

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    That place has got history and connections that most people wouldn't mess with.
     
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    Yeah, not sure the cool kids are aware of the history here, fun and games :popcorn
     
  7. Dan1701

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    Look, the legal owner of that place has done time for some pretty serious crimes and is known far and wide as a man not to annoy in any way.

    His employees will therefore be trying to please the big man in every way that they can, as will his many offspring. This will extend to keeping the Great Mansion as pristine and free of nosy explorers as possible, just to please the Great Man himself. As he will likely be Googling his name and houses' names in order to spot urbexers, I have little doubt that he has seen the reports on Hamilton Palace and thrown a wobbly over the fact that people have been mooching around in there. He has form for being really opposed to public footpaths crossing his land as well, and generally gets extremely upset at the mere thought of trespassers.

    Might I suggest leaving the place alone until Nicholas van Hoogstraten is safely deceased and his offspring have stopped squabbling over the cooling corpse?
     
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    Did a little quikiwiki and that dude is mental
     
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    It's not worth the effort, or the aggro it could bring, you were lucky to get away with just the threat of violence.
     
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  10. the126

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    That place isnt worth the hassle of running into the owner or his minders, as others have said he is well known in these parts for his history
     
  11. Dan1701

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    Yes, this is my point entirely.

    I mean, just look at the place. Pretty much the world and his wife knows it's there, nobody but nobody likes the owner who is in any case never there and is currently in Zimbabwe, the place is surrounded by woodland so nobody can see in from the road and is a stone's throw from the A22. It isn't overlooked by farms, the locals mostly either don't give a toss about the place or actively dislike the owner and to really take the biscuit, some urbexers have been in and photographed the place.

    There's a king's ransom in scaffolding alone around the place, and it's all still there.

    There are expensive power tools up to and including minidiggers on site, and they're all still there.

    There is copper cladding on the roof, and its still there.

    There is not a single graffiti tag, evidence of an illegal rave or pikey encampment on the site at all.

    Metal thieves aren't put off by guard dogs, 100 kilovolts, sewer gas or police, but they haven't tried it on here despite having every chance. Pikeys would certainly have a crack at somewhere like this if it wasn't guarded, and a nice big building that is mostly weatherproof and which nobody's interested in is a dead cert for a rave. You'd even think some intrepid tagger would have a crack just for bragging rights, but they haven't. The secca on this site must be truly fearsome.

    Leave it be.
     
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  12. DeadGull

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    Managed to get inside for a look last year
     
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  13. stranton

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    thought you might of took some photographs :(
     
  14. DeadGull

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    I probably did but i don't know where they are.
     
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    Its shit anyway. Its just a building site. Nowhere near worth the risk.
     
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