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Report - Blackborough house Devon July 2018



Matkylang

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#1
This place was amazing we turned up early Sunday morning and the weather was awesome outside which made this place stand out more in the Devon countryside, this grade 2 listed building was buried in the middle of the woods It was built in 1838 and is currently in a semi-derelict state.
The house was used as the rectory until 1894 and for some of that time was also a school for local children.[3] In the middle of the nineteenth century a group of mostly Irish students studied with the Rev. William Cookesley Thompson at the house. Around the start of the twentieth century it was rented by an old woman and her daughter.[5] From 1930 to 1939 it was a home for vagrants run by the council and the Church of England.[6][7] It was a Quaker training centre for conscientious objectors doing relief work during World War II.[8] From 1943 to 1946 or 1947, while still owned by the Quakers, it was used a YHA Youth Hostel known as Spiceland (named after the location of a Friends Meeting House, several miles away in the parish of Uffculme).[9] It became a vehicle breakers' yard in 1951. In 2013 the house was used as a location in a low budget horror movie called In Fear. Now the owner is trying to turn it into a 60 room hotel but is getting a lot of objections from local people but this place really does need to be restored to it’s natural beauty
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Adzitude

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#4
I just realised this is the place where the guy came on here and said about shooting people who go in! No trouble?
 

Matkylang

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#5
I just realised this is the place where the guy came on here and said about shooting people who go in! No trouble?
Lol I know I just read that, one of my mates went there the other day and tried to get in and got told to get lost by the man that lives in the little house, I think they are watching it a lot more now and we were just there at the right time of day, it’s such a great place to explore with such great features people who are interested in this sort of thing are not going to be able to keep away, I don’t go to ruin places I like to explore and take photos to share my experiences, how can he say us urbexers trash the place when a true urbexer explores and takes photos :mad::mad::mad::mad:
 

Adzitude

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#6
Lol I know I just read that, one of my mates went there the other day and tried to get in and got told to get lost by the man that lives in the little house, I think they are watching it a lot more now and we were just there at the right time of day, it’s such a great place to explore with such great features people who are interested in this sort of thing are not going to be able to keep away, I don’t go to ruin places I like to explore and take photos to share my experiences, how can he say us urbexers trash the place when a true urbexer explores and takes photos :mad::mad::mad::mad:
I know bud. I guess their immediate reaction is to treat everyone as thieves and go from there. People that don't understand urbex don't know what the attraction is. When we got caught by the police once, and told them we were there just to take pictures, they had no idea why anyone would be there for 'just that'. They don't understand us! :)
 

Matkylang

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#7
I know bud. I guess their immediate reaction is to treat everyone as thieves and go from there. People that don't understand urbex don't know what the attraction is. When we got caught by the police once, and told them we were there just to take pictures, they had no idea why anyone would be there for 'just that'. They don't understand us! :)
I know that bud just annoys me that we get a bad name just because a few stupid people can’t respect other people’s things, if people took the time they would realise we are respectful people
 

LisaDevon

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#9
Thank you for the brilliant photos of an amazing house. I googled it and found a website in which the person who now owns it complains about how "Urban Explorers are a nuisance"...

"Urban explorers continue to be a nuisance. They consider that it is their right to trespass on other people’s property in order to take photographs and videos of themselves in the house, so they may share their exploits with a world-wide audience. These are pure vanity projects which is causing damage to the property.
I have identified and communicated with some of these people who consider that they are doing no harm. They claim that they
just walk into and out of the property. Well, someone is scaling
security fences, smashing locks and forcing doors !

What would be a better use of their time is if they volunteered to help clear vegetation etc. But these days everyone wants to be
an internet sensation !
Unfortunately, trespass is a civil matter and these people know that and invite fellow ‘explorers’ to do the same.

The law needs to be tightened up on trespass.The police have said that if identified through the CCTV, they can only call upon them and advise them that the building is dangerous ! It is of great concern to me that, as Blackborough House is a derelict and dangerous building, these people could hurt themselves or worse.There are warning notices everywhere, but, alas, their bravado forces them to ignore these."


Sourced from http://www.blackborough.house/

Its a shame that we can't all work together to show the damage caused by mindless yobs and not the few considerate urban explorers. Surely it would be nice to be able to show the history of the property from the past, the present (ie the shell) and the future.
 

Luke vaughan

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#10
That’s a bit stupid saying we smash doors and stuff when I’d never force my way in anywhere and if owners tighten up security or make sure nobody can get in ie boards or metal sheeting in windows and doors then maybe people won’t go in
 

LisaDevon

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#11
That’s a bit stupid saying we smash doors and stuff when I’d never force my way in anywhere and if owners tighten up security or make sure nobody can get in ie boards or metal sheeting in windows and doors then maybe people won’t go in
That was why I posted it in its entirety as felt that genuine Urban Explorers were being tarred with the same brush as people who break in with the intention of damaging properties. It's a shame when a few ruin things for others. I feel that Urban Explorers can offer new owners the benefit of photos taken before any damage occurs and therefore stop a lot of these historical buildings disappearing without a trace.

I haven't done any exploring but love seeing and hearing all the stories of these places.
 

Adzitude

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#12
If I was an owner of a house like this, I would actually be proud that my place was that photogenic. As long as nothing was taken of course. But if it was that nice I'd probably secure the place anyway.
 

Oxygen Thief

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#13
28DL, and no doubt other forums, are used by English Heritage, BAR Register etc to monitor properties where they can't get the clearance to go inside.

Ref Blackborough House, why would we want to help when we've been treated like crap from day 1. I'd have quite happily done a days work for a days exploring and photography, but it was more likely to get roughed up and the dogs set on you.
 

Luke vaughan

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#14
That was why I posted it in its entirety as felt that genuine Urban Explorers were being tarred with the same brush as people who break in with the intention of damaging properties. It's a shame when a few ruin things for others. I feel that Urban Explorers can offer new owners the benefit of photos taken before any damage occurs and therefore stop a lot of these historical buildings disappearing without a trace.

I haven't done any exploring but love seeing and hearing all the stories of these places.
Fair enough and I agree
 

Splorex

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#15
This place featured on 'Shed and Buried' when the house and grounds were still full of old vehicles and spare parts (they left with a Triumph Tiger Cub!)
 

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