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Lead or Rumour info - Silverlands Orphanage - The grave (CHERTSEY, 2015)


AlexUrbex1

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This post is just regarding the grave, as it would be very interesting to find out what it actually is. We contacted a number of local history societies in the area and all but one had no idea it was there. The one place that did have knowledge, informed us it might be a horse that's buried upright. Does anyone else have any knowledge?

This is our own story of when we encountered it...

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Unsuccessful explore as we couldn't get into the main building. So I was just having a wee in the bushes when security turned up, and at the same time I spotted the grave. I didn't get a chance to even take a photo as we were escorted off.


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A week later. We are always keen to not be a problem if we can help it, but we wanted a picture of the grave. So we had this banner made and g/f held it up to the camera whilst I got in and took the photo.


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And this is the grave.


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Does anyone know anything about it?
 

xexxa

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Interesting. Didn’t know about this
 

pirate

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I’ve heard about the horse but that was apparently owned by the orphanage who didn’t occupy building until 1938 so could not be the above grave........mentioning upright burial reminded me of
Major Peter Labelliere who is buried vertically with his head pointing downwards on box hill in Surrey.

the estate was spilt up in 1919 at a sale by auction when it was spilt into the Manor House/nursery/stone yard ...........I do not know the owner between 1919-1929

I did find a google search mentioning someone burried at silverlands.....this was on a war graves site that once I logged onto I was faced with hundreds of pages of info without a search function.........I gave up at that point.
 

Scoobysrt

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Why was Major Peter Labelliere buried vertically and head down?

Why would a horse be buried standing up, seems a loved one would be laid to rest as in laid down.

You can normally use Google to search a website, its often better than the websites own search function if they have one.

Ive never seen someone make a banner like that before lol, I wonder if it was ever seen by security lol.
 

pirate

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The major was a bit eccentric,
He left instructions that on his death he was to be buried upside down on Box Hill, claiming that the world was topsy-turvy and he wanted to be right in the end.

Which in my opinion sounds pretty sane :D

I should imagine if you laid a horse down “on its side” you would have to dig a much Bigger hole
 

Scoobysrt

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Its probably relative, the horse is the same shape which ever way up.
Interesting about the major, I kinda like his take on things lol.
 

Bertie Bollockbrains

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@AlexUrbex1 Your answer is here.... on wikipedia

He inherited the estate in 1919 , when his father (also called) John Brunner (and also a Liberal Party politician) died. Silverlands was not an orphanage until 1938
 
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Bertie Bollockbrains

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ahh good point which I didn't spot... wondering if it is simply a memorial with a date stamp as opposed to the real grave which lies elsewhere. Would account for the non east-west orientation.

can't think who else "the old man" could refer to.

Has anyone considered it to be a pet cemetery, often seen in these estates?
 

Scoobysrt

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It was mentioned earlier its possibly a horse buried standing up.
 

Bertie Bollockbrains

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Whilst Sir John Brunner 2nd Baronet, was the owner of Silverlands 1919 to 1929, this is definitely not his grave as it is in Golders Green



The father, John Brunner 1st Baronet, is buried in the churchyard at Lyne in Surrey

I'm going to stick with the pet cemetery theory. I wonder if his master's dog died heartbroken a couple of months after the Baronet's death?
 

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