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Report - Old Parkbury Farmhouse - St Stephen - Hertfordshire - July 2014

Discussion in 'Residential Sites' started by Rik UE, Jul 16, 2014.

  1. Rik UE

    Rik UE 28DL Regular User
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    History
    Farmhouse. C15-16. Early-mid C19 casing. Timber frame. Yellow stock brick front. Plain tile hipped roof. 2 storeys. 5 recessed sash windows, those of left and right centre blank.Central flush panel door with shaped bracket hood. Floor band. Wide eaves soffit. At S end of house is a truncated low gable,
    behind which is a large late C17 lateral chimeny stack, this part formerly a cross wing to the earlier house. Roughcast rear elevation shows 2 lateral stacks, the N one larger. 4 flush sash windows. Probably 4 timber frame bays. Gable end at S end, heightened on S side."

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    My Visit

    While on the way to another explore, this place caught the corner of my eye, it didn't look doable and under 24hr CCTV :D, I risked it, a bit of investigative work and I was in, nothing amazing, but a worthwhile explore, I expect back in the day this country house was very nice, looking a bit sad for itself now, anyway hope you enjoy, a nice little bonus explore enjoyed it

    Apologies about some of the photographs, I had no decent torch and it was pitch black in quite a few places

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    Thanks for looking
     
    #1 Rik UE, Jul 16, 2014
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  2. Southside UE

    Southside UE 28DL Regular User
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    Re: Country House - Hertfordshire - July 2014

    Nice find rik that would have been a lovely back in the day
     
  3. Wevsky

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    Re: Country House - Hertfordshire - July 2014

    Nicely photographed,not sure its titled/named properly for the mods but hey ho it looks half decent that rik
     
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    Re: Country House - Hertfordshire - July 2014

    Nicely done :thumb
     
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    Re: Country House - Hertfordshire - July 2014

    Very nice that m8....
     
  6. Rik UE

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    Re: St Albans Country House - Hertfordshire - July 2014

    Thanks for comments guys, Wevs Ive added the town, that's all I can call it tbh :) No history at all.
     
  7. AuntieKnickers

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    So curiosity got the better of you lol
    Good stuff :thumb
     
  8. Rik UE

    Rik UE 28DL Regular User
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    Indeed there was no way I was sticking to the footpath with this place sitting there :)
     
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    ok.... I want to do this one...its so close to me!

    I just need to find it!
     
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    Like this Rik, nice find....love that the fireplaces and the aga are still there :thumb
     
  11. Rik UE

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    Was a bit stripped out, but none the less a nice little bonus explore, and as most folks will know in Hertfordshire, it really is slim pickings :)
     
  12. Session9

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    Nice work Rik :)
     
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    I genuinely love it. Cool pics.
     
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    Very nice, cheers for sharing :thumb
     
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    Now that I know where this is, and close enough to me, I now need to find the way in.
     
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