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Report - Bramham House Children's Home (aka Bramham Orphanage) - Leeds, England - March 2020


Bramham House Children's Home
(aka Bramham Orphanage)
- Bramham, Leeds, England
- March 2020

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Getting bored so here's one from early March.

HISTORY
The Vicar of Bramham, Rev. Robert Bownas, built Bramham House in 1806 as a vicarage. In 1814 it was sold to James Lane Fox (of Bramham Park) for £3000 who then gave the house to his son George as a wedding present to be used as a family home. George, however, ultimately ran up approximately £230,000 of arrears (around £160m today) from a gambling problem, so Bramham House was sold again in 1856 to help clear up some of the large debts. For the next 90 years it had numerous owners, up until 1947 when the West Riding County Council Children's Department purchased the building from the Ramsden family (the last public residents) for £8000. The house was converted for the purpose of creating a children’s home in line with the upcoming 1948 Children's and Young Person's Act. It was intended to be a place where children, both neglected and homeless, could be cared for and have a place they could call home. By 1970, the house consisted of 35 children being looked after by a significant amount of house staff. The home closed in the early 1980’s and the children moved to another home in Wetherby, which has since closed and been demolished. Bramham House has stood derilict ever since.

EXPLORE
A lovely, sunny day in March - The gorgeous villiage of Bramham, West Yorkshire - And a 200 year old abandoned building: The perfect combination for a great explore! This place has been explored numerous times throughout the years, and here is a 2020 update. Bramham House is located through some beautiful woodland overrun by a large community of squirrels.
The inside is as expected of a building with little roof left - almost completely knackered. Paint is stripping from the walls, entire floors have collapsed and the staircase has disintegrated.
Most of the rooms are covered in scrawls of graffiti, the most recent of which is 2018. Overall, an interesting place, but an extremely dangerous and unstable building, that I can't see lasting much longer.

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Thanks for looking.
 

Five.Claws

General Nuisance
28DL Full Member
That's some fantastic paint peel going on! Even though it's so far gone, there's a strange charm to it all the same.

I do like how one person was just so convinced of the pending communist takeover that they felt the need to go write it, on a sign, in an abandoned building, in the woods.
 

Davy Crockett

28DL Member
28DL Member
Interesting read :thumb

I surveyed the house and grounds when it was looking at being redeveloped. Can't remember when though, c.2006 maybe??

I'm sure there was a bloke living in one of the outbuildings round the back
 

plod

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Christ it’s completely fucked now thought it was in a sorry state years back, but this is something else nice pics regardless though mate.
 

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