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Report - Ramshaw Farm, Unstone, Derbyshire, May 2019



HughieD

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#1
1. The History
Very little out there about this sweet little farm. All I could find is that it is referred to as “Ramshaw Farm” (of some 20 acres) and some info about its previous residence. In 1841 it was the residence of Hay Farmer Isaac Vickers and his wife Priscillia Marsden until the mid-1850s. It was the residence of William Wheatley between 1871 – 1901 with his wife Rosanna Hopkinson and their seven children. Beyond that I’m struggling.

2. The Explore
Not all explores are vacuous industrial spaces or epic power-station control rooms. Many explores are your run-of-the-mill farm derps like this one. Sometimes there aren’t endless things to photograph and sometimes you’ve got to use your imagination and work with what’s there and try and look at it from different angles. This place would have been a cosy, bustling farmhouse with the farmer and his wife in one of the two up-stairs room and their four or five kids crammed into the other room. This small and forlorn farmhouse would have witnessed the conception of children and the everyday living of the family - eating, sleeping and crowding round the fireplace in the depth of winter. They still deserve our attention even if they are along way off those racy, epic explores.

Spotted this place from the train a week-or-so before, so pinned it on Google Maps and when I had the chance, had a wander over there. It’s set in a beautiful location. It was pretty easy access and was a nice and relaxed half-an-hour mooch. The farm buildings are in decent-ish nick and have clearly been in use more recently than the farmhouse, which has lost its roof and the majority of its floors. Nothing spectacular by any means but a lovely setting and a place that hasn’t been done before.

3. The Pictures

Really beautiful setting for this place:

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

One of the several farm out-buildings:

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

Looking a bit lop-sided:

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

And another out-building, this time in better condition:

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

This building looks like it was in use until fairly recently:

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

Ramshaw 02
by HughieDW, on Flickr

Ramshaw 03
by HughieDW, on Flickr

Nice view:

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

Obligatory old bath picture:

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

An old horse trailer?

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

Front of house:

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

And round the back:

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

Ramshaw 04
by HughieDW, on Flickr

The farmyard, or what was:

Ramshaw 05
by HughieDW, on Flickr

The door’s just about still hanging:

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

Inside it’s pretty far gone. This was the dining room:

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

And range:

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

Think this was the kitchen:

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

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by HughieDW, on Flickr

And here’s the dining room:

Ramshaw 08
by HughieDW, on Flickr

And one of the bedroom’s fireplaces:

Ramshaw 07
by HughieDW, on Flickr
 

Redavni Ecaps

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#6
Jeepers creepers, nice scenery too.
 

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