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Report - Coombe Park Manor - Whitchurch On Thames - January 2018

RichPDG

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#1
The Estate was originally created by James Gardiner who acquired the property in 1865 on his return to England from the East Indies. The development of the property was based upon a large principal residence in the classic style and landscaped parkland laid out by the renowned Humphrey Repton. Charles Howard acquired the estate in 1898 and a stud complex was added to the property to support the Howard family interest of breeding and racing horses. The stud produced many high quality racehorses, in particular Willonyx, who won 5 principal races in the 1911 season. By 1920 the estate comprised 670 acres.

The property was used as a rest and recuperation centre for the United States Air Force during the Second
World War and had by that time been passed to Mrs Lillian Howard upon the death of Charles Howard. Following the war years because of the large capital cost of refurbishment, the main part of the house was demolished leaving the existing house.
Well this certainly turned out to be a busy day at the manor!

After seeing this place pop up on various sites across the internet, everyone got underway looking for it which proved to be more difficult than first imagined. However, after searching for a good 20 to 30 mins, I eventually stumbled across the location online and the search was over! I knew it'd be busy on the weekend so I thought I'd beat the crowds and get in bright and early before everyone else. How wrong I was! As soon as I entered the property, I was greeted by no less than 12 other explorers! Nice to finally put names to so many faces! @Camera Shy @TrevBish @mookster @Kevin @Sprinks @Pretty Vacant to name a few, sorry if I've missed anyone out!

All in all a good explore and was nice to get out again, not as good as some previous derp houses I've done in the past but an explore is an explore nonetheless!

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Thanks for looking!​
 
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clebby

( . Y . )
Regular User
#3
After seeing this place pop up on various sites across the internet, everyone got underway looking for it which proved to be more difficult than first imagined. However, after searching for a good 20 to 30 mins, I eventually stumbled across the location online and the search was over!​
You know if you put 'Coombe Park' into Google Maps it literally drops a pin on the front lawn for you right?
 

clebby

( . Y . )
Regular User
#10
Yes but that was before we knew what the place was called. All we had to go on was an external picture
Does that mean people are refusing to name it online? Don't tell me there's a codename? I don't think I want to be part of this community any more
 

RichPDG

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#11
Does that mean people are refusing to name it online? Don't tell me there's a codename? I don't think I want to be part of this community any more
No it was some YouTube goons that had posted it as an eerie abandoned mansion almost died etc
 

mookster

Trans-Atlantic Tart
Regular User
#12
Does that mean people are refusing to name it online? Don't tell me there's a codename? I don't think I want to be part of this community any more
When it first was posted on Facebook there was no name given and the poster was being very coy about it's location. Then the cat got out the bag as someone managed to find it and name it and the rest they say is history.
 

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