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Report - Bulstrode Manor - Gerrards Cross - April 2019


Rachyt

Beauty isn’t always perfection
28DL Full Member
After visiting here last week and getting busted inside by secca we decided to return again during the week and try again. Got in no probs and no one else was around, apparently secca are only there on weekends.

Have to say most of the inside is pretty crap, all stud walls to create standard offices, main staircase area has kinda been trashed, best part was probably the views from the roof and the external building for pics, was worth checking out though spent an hr there.

Bit of history,

Built for the 12th Duke of Somerset, in a landscape by Humphrey Repton, Bulstrode is quintessentially English. It is, no doubt, for this reason that it’s recently been used as a location for A very English Scandal, Johnny English and Midsomer Murders amongst others whilst we worked through the complex planning process.

Bulstrode is steeped in history. The original house was built in 1676 for the infamously harsh ‘Hanging Judge’ Jeffreys. This was demolished by the 2nd Duke of Portland who made his money from the stone that built most of London including Whitehall and Regent Street. Somerset demolished the unfashionable Georgian house in favour of Gothic and created the house we see today.

During the war, Bulstrode was used by the RAF for cipher training and in 1958 was sold to a local farmer who sold it on to a Christian mission. The property was acquired by a private investor through Savills in 2016 from a guide price of £13M. The existing buildings provide 106,000 sq ft and sit in 39 acres of parkland.

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Rachyt

Beauty isn’t always perfection
28DL Full Member
I may get here yet, Id almost thought it not worth the effort now but still has a certain appeal!
I thought that too so wasn’t too bothered about going, was in the area so thought why not, got caught by secca within 10 minutes of being inside the building, that just made me want to go back more though!
Definitely glad I’ve been, loved it on the roof.
 

Ian357

28DL Member
28DL Member
So sad to see this place like this. My parents were missionaries based out of bulstrode so for around 4 decades this place was like home. I explored every ince of it as a kid. So many memories. I was there for a visit right before it was sold and it was beautiful as ever then. It’s really been trashed since then. I hope if any members here are exploring and come across the idiots breaking windows you will give them a good kicking from me.
 

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