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Report - Brogyntyn Hall - Shropshire - April 2014



The_Raw

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This is a dominating Neoclassical Grade II listed mansion situated in Shropshire. It was originally constructed in 1735 and stands in a magnificent parkland of nearly 1500 acres of land. The mansion is famed for it's four giant iconic columns and was once owned by royalty. It's nickname 'House of Tears' comes from the fact that three of it's owners died from tragic circumstances, two fatal car crashes and a suicide. The basement of the mansion was once used as a telecommunications headquarters during World War II for the spy network in Europe, much of the original equipment is still down there. The property was sold to developers in 2000 but they have neglected to carry out much work since, they recently put it back on the market and are currently undergoing some restoration work inside.

I visited twice in quick succession whilst visiting family nearby, once for the main house and once for the basement. It's a really beautiful site and amazing to think that people in the basement were transmitting messages to our spies in Europe during World War II. There are some amazing features including a fireplace that dates back to 1617 and a James Bond-esque false door in the drawing room in the main house. The basement retains some original switchboard equipment and a random mannequin flicking the Vs. I loved every minute in here, upon leaving for the second time I had a strange feeling of sadness come over me as I was walking away. I think I fell a little in love with the place, it seemed a shame for such a beautiful property to be left deserted. Definitely one of my favourite places so far, it would be a shame to see it fall into total disrepair. Sorry there are so many photos (not really....) but the basement was a separate explore altogether so there was a hell of a lot to photograph!

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Thanks for looking
 
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The Wombat

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Re: Brogyntyn Hall - Shropshire - April 2014 (PIC HEAVY)

Excellent report :thumb
looks good that
 

BikinGlynn

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Re: Brogyntyn Hall - Shropshire - April 2014 (PIC HEAVY)

That looks amazing & some great history.
Cant believe places like this are just left..... or that u didn't finish the jigsaw!
 

The_Raw

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It's a nice place to visit, with enough to keep you occupied for a few hours. Disappointed to find a water butt containing plastic ducks behind the secret door however.
Some nice perspectives there, and seems like you had nice weather for it. The last one's quite atmospheric.
Ha! I found some plastic ducks in the next room as it happens, I thought about setting up a plastic duck bath scene but forgot ;) Thanks for the nice comments :thumb

Some fantastic shots there!

On the 17th pic it looks like you wasn't alone?
Thanks mate, yeah that van next door belonged to a landscaper or something, think they were doing some work for the next door neighbours. Although that building looks very much part of the estate (I'm sure it once was back in the day) it is now very much occupied by the neighbours....

That looks amazing & some great history.
Cant believe places like this are just left..... or that u didn't finish the jigsaw!
Ha! I love a good jigsaw as well, shame on me.... :thumb
 

The_Raw

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Thanks guys

Smashing pictures! Really enjoyed reading this report. Did you trip the alarms when you did the basement?
There's a PIR down there which is unavoidable, a red light came on but no-one came to Chinatown so all good :thumb
 

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