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Report - Narrowdale Farm, Alstonefield, Staffordshire - June 2019



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The two huge farmhouses at the side of Narrowdale Hill in the picturesque Staffordshire Moorlands have apparently been empty for nearly 50 years after a 'family fallout' in the 1970's.
According to the Stoke Sentinel, the estate of William Bold (who died in 2016) hope to reinstate the grade II listed houses as homes, after Mr Bold purchased the property in 1970.

Due to the size of the houses and story surrounding the abandonment I had it in my head that they would be packed with stuff and be immaculate time capsules, which didn't turn out to be the case. But you win some, you lose some.

The pictures were taken during a couple of visits, one of which found the houses sealed and the second of which found much of the machinery gone from the farm squares - possibly cleared for forthcoming renovation of the properties?

The first thing that greets you is a series 3 (I think) Land Rover.

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And the first large 'double' farmhouse

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Finding an open access point I was in

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The TV was bloody massive, must've cost a fortune in the 70's

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What appeared to be another sitting room

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And upstairs, which was disappointingly even more sparce, but with nice natural 50 year rot

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The attic floor has collapsed into an upstairs room

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Back outside now and a quick look at the second house. I saw a potential access point, but it was smashing it down and I didn't fancy a climb ;)

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The second house also had its own Land Rover

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And a few bits from the outbuildings to finish

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These records were outside getting rained on so I kindly moved them into a barn for safekeeping

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Nice way to kill an hour :thumb

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