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Report - Stone House Mansion, Ulverston, October 2011

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by catbalou, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. catbalou

    catbalou off the wall
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    Whilst on an afternoon country drive around here and checking out another venue, I decided to call into this place seeing as I was in the area.. Ended up spending a couple of hours on a solo explore.

    After coming back home and doing some research (and also realising, which I had suspected, that it was indeed well documented on here previously) what I found seemed quite sad in that the place sounded fantastic when it was in its heyday but do to vandalism and a fire it really is tragic how this lovely building has been left to rot..

    Stone Cross Mansion, built by Myles Kennedy in 1874 is a Gothic/ Scottish Baronial style building, and its central hall (which I spent a lot of time in/around/above and under.. as you do..:) ) looks like it would have been quite something before it was stripped of its arched paintings, which apparently depicted a scene from ‘Sleeping Beauty’ but using members of the Kennedy family.
    These are now gone… as is much of everything else unfortunately, but it still made for a nice afternoon wander around. Actually, looking through the pics and choosing which to upload (I didn’t take many), it looks like I really did spend most of my time either in the hall or on the roof.
    I found an old newspaper report of the fire here: -
    http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/ulver...wing_suspicious_1_493123?referrerPath=/2.3208

    And here's my take of the place..


    Exterior pictures

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    Interiors

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    From the roof

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    Cat
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  2. HughieD

    HughieD 28DL Regular User
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    You did a proper job on that. Great set.
     
  3. Keynsham

    Keynsham 28DL Full Member
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    I am so pleased to see the place still standing. Thought it would be full of dry rot and no roof by now.
    Have they not started work yet?
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    Poor bloke had to sell his otterhounds because they had killed all the otters, then his foxhounds go down with rabies.
     
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