The_Raw

UK
Caen Wood Manor, London - July 2017

Another eventful evening with @Miss.Anthrope. Things didn't end well here, we were caught by an extremely angry security guard with a baseball bat (inscribed 'Mr Happy'....) and the police got called out. To be honest it really wasn't worth the hassle, renovation is well under way now and they've thoroughly stripped the place of all it's glory. It's been derelict for a number of years but has always been well sealed. This partly explains why there are no interior photos anywhere online, which is a shame because it was clearly an amazing building until recently. The 'no photo policy' (whatever one of those is....) which security highlighted to us numerous times may also be partly to blame. This was what he was super pissed about, the possibility that someone might post photos online and break the 'no photo policy' that he's protected for so many years without fail. We bullshitted that we hadn't even taken any photos yet so were eventually allowed on our way. Sadly the only decent feature left was the gothic staircase with stained glass windows but even that was covered up. I've cobbled together a few other pics to make a report but I definitely wouldn't bother coming here. About 90% of the building is stripped back to the bricks, there was barely anything to photograph. I will add some more history and stuff at a later date once renovations have been completed. 

 

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Thanks for looking :thumb 

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Hell, the guy sounds a right dick mate. Great pics of what is left :)

This must have been very grand in it's day.

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I think id label him a sore loser over being a dick, although a baseball bat is clearly OTT.

 

Those last 4 pics are stunning mate.

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No photo policy = we removed some details we were not meant too.

 

Looks like it would have been grand in years gone by

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Well worth a look that mate :)

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19 hours ago, Sectionate said:

No photo policy = we removed some details we were not meant too.

 

Looks like it would have been grand in years gone by

 

Exactly what my thoughts were, especially seeing as they removed practically all the existing features. But there are no photos anywhere online of what existed previously. 

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1 hour ago, The_Raw said:

 

Exactly what my thoughts were, especially seeing as they removed practically all the existing features. But there are no photos anywhere online of what existed previously. 

 

It does sound suspicious, the other reason could be that Grade 1 listing was considered on some items and they were ripped out before it could be granted.

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The window in the staircase is fantastic.

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Looks like a really nice place, some bits remind me of chaise abbey. It would be lovely to see what happens after resto. 

The guy sounds like a dick! 

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This was clearly an impressive property in its day. I wonder why he's strict about the no photo policy

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