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Stanford Hall, Nottinghamshire - February 2015

AndyK!

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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

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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

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3. Fireplace and elegance

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4. More grand rooms

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5. The "Kitkat" room

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6. Top of the stairs

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7. Looking down the stairs

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8. Staircase and fireplace

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9. Theatre lobby

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10. The stunning theatre

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11. In the aisle of the theatre

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12. Looking back

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13. Wurlitzer Organ

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14. Safety curtain with depiction of the hall

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15. Original 1930s Brenkert Master Brenograph projector

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16. Projector detail

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17. Spotlight and record player

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18. Film reel room

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19. Film reels

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20. Entrance hall

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21. Ballroom

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22. Ballroom

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23. Wood panelled room

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24. Bedroom

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25. Bedroom

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26. Grand room upstairs

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27. Marble bathroom

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28. Squash courts

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29. Front of the house

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30. Back of the huge property

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Perjury Saint

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That theatre... That BLOODY theatre!! Makes me do a sex wee!! :) Oh yeah the rest of its alright n all ;)

 

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What a stonker.

I really hope that Wurlitzer organ is saved.

 

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I hate you bastards for this!! :Weapon2:

 

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Very nice. Last i heard it was owned by the MOD - i take it that was bullshit? :ugeek:
Yep, it's MOD mate! They are going to turn it into the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre.

 

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Excellent stuff, we tried and failed here a couple of years back!

 
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