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Report - Windlestone Hall, County Durham - April 2017


28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member

The Windlestone Hall is a 19th century country estate situated near Rushyford, County Durham.
The house was the birthplace in 1897 of Anthony Eden, who entered parliament as a Conservative party member of Parliament. in 1923, later serving as a cabinet minister before serving as prime minister from 1955 to 1957. At the time of his death in 1977, he was living in Wiltshire.
The house and estate were used as a prisoner of war camp during world war 2, a satellite camp of Harperley POW camp 93 between 1957 & 2006.
It then became a local residential school until 2006 when it was sold for £240,000 by Durham council to a William Davenport, a private investor in 2011.
Durham Council received a lot of grief for the sale especially when the property was put back on the market three years later for £2.5m.
Davenport, the owner was jailed in September 2016 for using forged documents to purchase this and three other properties.

Visited with @Dangle_Angle

1. Front view of the hall


2. Main Staircase


3. View from the stairs


4. The hallway


5. Roof of the hall


6. The ballroom


7. Ground floor corridor


8. Stairs leading to the first floor


9. First floor corridor


10. Another..


11. The start to a spiral..


12. Awesome pain peel !!


Thanks for looking


28DL Regular User
Regular User
Are you onw of the guys i went with here on Sat? Lol

Nice report either way, shame the place is ao trashed now :-(


28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Nice report pal.....was a good mooch for the time we were there and Leeds was a bonus ;))
Well done on the pics .....covered it well ;)

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