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Report - Leybourne Grange in the snow - January 2010



BeGood

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Visited with Kent-Urbex.

Despite living very close to the Grange for a decade, I'd never taken a look around (by all accounts, it was pretty special before demolition/vandalism eroded it down to it's current state). Kent-Urbex is a bit of a veteran, having spent a decent wedge of his youth down there so it seemed rude not to go and have a wander.

The grounds are absolutely lovely - it would make a brilliant park, shame the National Trust didn't buy it.

History has been done before, so I'll just put a token bit in;

The Grange, originally known as Leybourne Grange Colony for Mental Defectives, opened in 1936 and housed 1,200 patients. It closed in 1996. The grounds cover 270 acres.
Pictures:

Nurses' Block

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We saw a security man when we were up on the roof, but he didn't see us and we never chanced upon him again. They were some kids milling about, but Kent-Urbex had a hi-vis jacket on so they scarpered.

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The Clock Tower

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Clock Mechanism

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The Manor House from the top of the Tower

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Inside the Manor

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We then attempted to get home, but traffic was proper chronic so we decided to kill some time taking pictures until it eased up. Here's one of Kent-Urbex's car after we had decided to go walkabout:

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Cheers for looking!
 
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