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UK Cuckoo Hall, North Wales - September 13

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Scrappy and I visited this place with some new friends - Mars Lander, Shush, Lowri to name but a few! Big thanks to them for inviting us to join them on what was a very fun explore :)

This place was MASSIVE, you could get lost in it. We had some close calls with people on the grounds, visitors to this site are not welcome and that's putting it mildly!

Luck was on our side that day and we got to see the majority of the site before a leisurely walk back to the car. In my opinion, this place is worth seeing for the rooftop views alone, they were spectacular :D

A little bit of history on the place:

The Grade 2 listed house is set in walled Venetian gardens of around 18 acres. the mansion, constructed in Wales in the 1870s. The stables are Grade 1 listed.

There are 122 rooms with 52 main bedrooms and quarters for 60 live-in servants.

The prodigious estate passed through various generations and still bares its coat of arms on the huge wrought iron gates.

During World War II it was used as a military hospital and it later became private Clarendon Girls' School.

In 1975 the hall was extensively damaged in a fire, forcing the school to close.

It was then restored and used as a conference centre. It was sold at auction in 2001 but a proposed redevelopment failed to materialise.

The steps up to the stables

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Exterior shot of the mansion

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Rooftop shot. You may spy a few familiar faces up there :)

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Thanks for looking :)

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Jesus f**k !!!!

What the feck has happened to this place !!!!! it was pristine when we went ...that chaise lounge !!!! that whole room where that was in was mint.

that's why places like this shouldn't be posted on the interwebs... I am sickened by what's happened to this place :(

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Perjury Saint - I did indeed have the pleasure!! They're a fun bunch :D

Judderman62 - I know, it's awful. I think it had only been wrecked a few days before :(

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Still an amazing looking site but as usual the downward slide is beginning. Hopefully get to see this one before it's beyond salvagable.

Makes me wonder, someone obviously went to the effort of finding out where this place is and going there, after being greeted with all that splendour who the fuck's first thought is to smash the holy shit out of it? I really struggle to get my mind around it sometimes, they really do need a good kicking in themselves. Never have I been involved with something that brings so much joy and heartbreak in such equal amounts.

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This is what the Chaise Lounge looked like when we were there:

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and a few other shots from our visit in May of 2010

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Yeah its a bit messed up now mate, kids or thieves who knows but someone's had a go at it :(

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