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Report - Great Tew Manor, Oxfordshire - September 2017



BrainL

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#1
The Explore
Quite a good explore this one.. strange thing happened on the way in though, found an access point and began climbing in and suddenly heard and alarm so backed out quickly.. nobody else heard the alarm so thought I was going mad, then it was back again, nobody knowing where it was coming from.. after a few minutes I realised somehow I'd dialled 999 from my phone and it was the operator sounding an alarm down the phone to get my attention!! Told them it was an accident, off they went and off we went on our way in..

One side of the house is still in use but we managed to get in and out without being noticed thankfully.

The History
This grand Oxfordshire manor was once home to a 10th Century Archbishop of Canterbury. Great Tew Manor in its former glory as a home to everyone from Norman aristocrats to key members of the Royalist army during the English Civil War. Built in 990, the forgotten manor house sits in Oxfordshire's picturesque Cotswold Hills.

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mookster

grumpy sod
Regular User
#5
This place is odd full stop. I went numerous times between 2010 and 2014 and on different occasions random doors would be locked or unlocked, new things would be opened up or closed up etc.

It's sad how empty it is now as well, there were all sorts of bits and bobs left inside back in the day.
 

BrainL

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#6
This place is odd full stop. I went numerous times between 2010 and 2014 and on different occasions random doors would be locked or unlocked, new things would be opened up or closed up etc.

It's sad how empty it is now as well, there were all sorts of bits and bobs left inside back in the day.
Wasnt sure how long it had been empty for.. certainly looked like a good while, big parts of the roof have completely collapsed in on themselves in some parts :(
 

mookster

grumpy sod
Regular User
#7
Wasnt sure how long it had been empty for.. certainly looked like a good while, big parts of the roof have completely collapsed in on themselves in some parts :(
It hasn't been inhabited as a house fully since the First World War ended so parts of it have been uninhabited for a century. Between the early 1960s and the mid 1980s bits of it were in use but since 1985 it has been totally derelict - save for the resident living in the walled off section at the far end.

The current owners live in the large house directly behind it and act as caretakers for it.
 

BrainL

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#8
It hasn't been inhabited as a house fully since the First World War ended so parts of it have been uninhabited for a century. Between the early 1960s and the mid 1980s bits of it were in use but since 1985 it has been totally derelict - save for the resident living in the walled off section at the far end.

The current owners live in the large house directly behind it and act as caretakers for it.
Thats interesting, thanks for that... that house behind it is stunning!! I did wonder why they were happy to have a huge abandoned manor right in front of their nice house.. explains it now :)
 

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