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Report - Bulstrode Park - Gerrards Cross - February 2019


Grom

Camera Drowner
Regular User
Visited here twice over the span of a week, once with the SO, and the second with @mookster,@Brewtal, @Zotez and @obscurity.
It's a big place and I didn't realise how much I'd missed till the second visit!


History

Bulstrode house (listed grade II) lies towards the centre of the park. Rebuilt by Benjamin Ferrey 1860-2 for the twelfth Duke of Somerset, probably incorporating elements of the earlier buildings, it is a rambling, red-brick, Tudor-style building with an imposing tower over the main, north entrance and a French Renaissance-style colonnade on the south front giving access to the adjoining south terrace. The enclosed Inner Court, a service courtyard, is attached to the east side of the house, with various C20 buildings close by. Attached to the north-east corner of the house is the Outer Court, entered from the forecourt through a Gothic arch with a ducal crest in the gable, flanked by railings and brick piers with stone caps. The other three sides of this court have a Gothic loggia fronting a single-storey building; access to the Inner Court is through a gateway on the south side.

In 1966, the community moved to Kent, and the property was bought by WEC International, a Christian evangelist missionary organisation who have gradually restored and improved the public parts of the house's interior.
The house was put up for sale in 2016 and it's now intended to be turned into a luxury hotel. It was also used recently as a film set for the latest Johnny English film.



The Explore

A pretty simple one, apart from having to wade through a muddy bog in a field. The house is huge and even after a few hours I felt like I'd need a re-visit the following week to see the rest of it, especially with the snow and ice making parts like the rooftops terrifying slippery. The second visit was a lovely sunny day and much more pleasant.

Unfortunately the local kids have been getting in and really smashing the place up good and proper. A real shame as its got some really nice original features.

The Fire alarms still worked and these were pretty much going off 24/7, which was great to cover up the noise of us moving around inside, but also really really annoying! However @Brewtal made it his personal mission to find the fuseboard and turn them off. Took him a little while but he did it! Bliss at last.

When WEC International left in 2016 they stripped out pretty much everything and so a good chunk of the rooms are empty and not too interesting. However the whole lower floor/Basement level had some really nice interesting bits and the power still worked!

We were doing really well until we set off some PIR alarms in one of the outbuildings while we were leaving. Whoops!
Turned out to be a great explore!


The Photos

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obscurity

Flaxenation of the G!!!
Regular User
Lovely photos mate. It was a good day and much more to the place than I'd expected. Nice to meet @mookster and @Zotez too
 

acanepeofficial

28DL Member
28DL Member
Update 06/05/19 - Visited this site today and attempted to gain access from both the side and main entrance. Was told by a guy from a house next to the gates that the land was private. We chilled outside for a bit and he walked over to us, explaining he owned the land and people were damaging the site. Please Request Permission to access this site. Abdul, who apparently purchased the property in 2016 opened the main gates using his keys and walked us around the property for photos.

If you wish to access the site, please seek permission from Abdul.
 

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