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Report - Blackborough house Devon July 2018

Matkylang

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#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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28DL Full Member
#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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28DL Full Member
#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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28DL Full Member
#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

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#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
 

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