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i have visited this place several times now ... love the place but so run down and unloved :(

now for a bit history on the place :spider:

Built in 1899 by the famous shipbuilder and entrepreneur William C. Gray, the son of Sir William Gray also of shipbuilding fame, it was the Gray family’s main residence, though they did also own similarly sized properties in Yorkshire and Devon. As well as William C Gray and his wife, 7 other members of the Gray family occupied the building for nearly 30 years, with a staff of 12 to make sure their every need was looked after. Even with all these people in there the mansion would have seemed spacious and luxurious with its 30 rooms, ballroom and indoor swimming pool. It was put up for sale for many years with no buyers eventually was opened back up as a training centre. This was short lived and closed its doors for the last time in 2006, and swiftly became the target of many vandals and arsonists and still is to this day unfortunately and stood empty ever since to this day and is on at risk register of grade 2 buildings :cry:

Now for the best bits hope you like :cool2:

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Ball room number 1

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Ball room number 2

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Former swimming pool

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under ground

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under ground

The End till the next time :beer:

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I do so love Mansions and Manors Banshee and can see this most have been a wonderful house back in its day :thumb

Reminds me a bit of Potters in the state its in now but this looks like was grander in detail by far :cool2:

The Gas Mask Bride is a cool unexpected shot :D

Very nice and your second location posted & Big thumbs up :D

Thanks for sharing :thumb

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Nice report matey!ive seen this building before a while back and it was pretty much the same state..

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lovely place that looks !, could spend hours setting up shots in a place like that !.. ahh the daughter gasmask pic if remember correctly ?, still love it :D

thanks for sharing, lovely =]

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Cheers folks :thumb ... this place has had loads of reports done in the past but none for a good while .. and decaying fast ... quite relaxing with no secca's but forces do patrol the area quite often app ... awesome splore spend hours here as so many rooms as well as underground tunnels under the entire house aswell as into the garden area to water pump room where fountain was connected in the huge grounds (pitch black buzzing darkness) am going back very soon as another fire on fire night need to go investigate the damage :Gulp: xx

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That's something else, such a shame ts been left to rot and deteriorate into such a terrible state, you mentioned it was used as a training centre, for what ?

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lovely place that looks !, could spend hours setting up shots in a place like that !.. ahh the daughter gasmask pic if remember correctly ?, still love it :D

thanks for sharing, lovely =]

Cheers hours and hours in here so much too see and def amazing for photo shoots hence the daughter in the gas mask you must have seen her pics somewhere before amazing place :thumb

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