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Report - Stanford Hall, Nottinghamshire - February 2015



AndyK

Behind Closed Doors
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#1
Stanford Hall is a large 18th century, grade II listed country house in the UK. Since being used as a private residence the house has had a couple of different uses which have unfortunately removed a lot of the buildings splendour. A number of failed redevelopment projects were started, and recently a planning application has been approved to develop the building into a Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre.

An extension added an impressive Art Deco theatre in the 1930s which still remains in perfect condition. Murals decorate the walls and the ceiling features painted clouds. A Wurlitzer organ is built into the orchestra pit.

1. Rear elevation

Our visit

Spider Monkey and I had noticed this place was unoccupied so thought we would go and check it out. Although the place has lost a lot of its grandeur over the years and the failed developments have further detracted, the building is still very impressive. The theatre was my personal highlight. Sadly, I understand the theatre will be pulled down.



2. Sunburst into grand room


3. Fireplace and elegance


4. More grand rooms


5. The "Kitkat" room


6. Top of the stairs


7. Looking down the stairs


8. Staircase and fireplace


9. Theatre lobby


10. The stunning theatre


11. In the aisle of the theatre


12. Looking back


13. Wurlitzer Organ


14. Safety curtain with depiction of the hall


15. Original 1930s Brenkert Master Brenograph projector


16. Projector detail


17. Spotlight and record player


18. Film reel room


19. Film reels


20. Entrance hall


21. Ballroom


22. Ballroom


23. Wood panelled room


24. Bedroom


25. Bedroom


26. Grand room upstairs


27. Marble bathroom


28. Squash courts


29. Front of the house


30. Back of the huge property
 

Sid-Oxide

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#13
Don't panic - it's Grad II listed, the redevelopment will be sympathetic and give the old gal a purpose again :)
 

projectionman

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#14
excellent pictures especially the theatre with wurlitzer organ unfortunatly the projectors have gone and all thats left is a spot light and brenograph effects projector thanks for sharing
 

philetaylor

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#15
Great pictures, I worked on lots of shows in the theatre for many years (from the late 80s until it closed in 2004), the theatre interior specifically forms part of the grade 2* listing so highly unlikely that it will be demolished. My understanding is that many of the CoOp alterations done in the 60s/70s are being removed (including the tacky theatre foyer). The Stanford Hall Users Group are still hopeful that the theatre can be re-opened at some point in the future.

I had heard that the GB Magnus projectors had gone which is a shame though, they were used for film shows up until the early 2000s. I don't suppose you took any pictures backstage?

Phil
 

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