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Telegraph House. February 2018

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First post on here guys so hope it works!

Tipped off by a friend Matt about this house I decided to go one cold winter morning to see it for myself on a solo run. Entry into the house a tricky assault course through the overgrown garden which hasn't been tended to for decades by the look of it. 

A very peculiar house this in that its location is in a sleepy little village of pure chocolate box quintessential Englishness. A more  desirable a place to live would be hard to find to get away form the chaos of city life. Clean air and peaceful surroundings, the parish church all capture the imagination yet this house contradicts everything around it.

Somewhat derelict with overgrown gardens, a rusty old iron gate with a disappearing path leading up to the house don't fit in to its surroundings. What the local residents make of it I'd love to know. Why it has been left to fall into such a bad state is anyone's guess. I would imagine the house itself is worth a lot of money having 4 bedrooms and a lot of land regardless of the location which I'd imagine to be quite expensive to live in. Doesn't anyone own the house and if so why have they just left it for so long to fall into disrepair? It's not really secured either so it doesn't seem like anyone ever goes to the house to check on it. Very strange.

From the decor and the possessions still left inside I'd date it becoming abandoned around the mid 1980s. Piles and piles of newspapers - mainly The Daily Mail & The Telegraph - clutter each room. Using a tripod proved tricky as the floors were covered in stacks of old newspapers. The most recent date I could find without checking all the hundreds left around was 1984. Maybe one of the former residents was a hoarder of newspapers? In the entire house there were literally thousands left behind no room escaped their occupancy.

There were few clues as to who lived here, just names on envelopes which obviously won't be revealed. What their occupations were I have no idea. Downstairs were two reception rooms littered with vintage possessions including several televisions a typewriter a Bakelite rotary telephone amongst other things. The most interesting items were the framed portraits of children. Who were they and where are they now? Piles of old photographs and personal documents were left behind on the writing/study desk seemingly unwanted by anyone. 

A double split staircase leads to the upstairs bedrooms. Two were empty so weren't photographed, the other two still had everything left behind including clothes and yet more newspapers. 

I always think that every abandoned home must have an owner somewhere. It seems this one - despite its obvious appeal to potential buyers - seems to be truly abandoned with no one left to have any interest in it. 

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Nice to see you posting on here, and what a cracking house to start off with  (y)

 
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Nice to see you posting on here, and what a cracking house to start off with  (y)
Cheers mate, yes it's about time I posted again but I had forgotten how complicated it was to do a report! Sussed it now so will get more up :D

 

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Cheers mate, yes it's about time I posted again but I had forgotten how complicated it was to do a report! Sussed it now so will get more up :D

You can upload images directly to the forum now, which you will probably find easier. Just drag the images in, or click "choose files" below the edit box ;)  

 
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You can upload images directly to the forum now, which you will probably find easier. Just drag the images in, or click "choose files" below the edit box ;)  
God sake, I looked at that then proceeded to have to upload via flickr which also had cobwebs on it  :wacko:  Cheers for the heads up i'll def use that method in future 

 

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Lovely report this, and lovely location - would you mind putting a date into the title or letting us know and we will? just so anyone else knows its status :)

Serious amount of vintage gear in there - I dont find it esepcially odd to see Hitler stuff, but the book itself does look odd.

Nice one :)

 
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Lovely report this, and lovely location - would you mind putting a date into the title or letting us know and we will? just so anyone else knows its status :)

Serious amount of vintage gear in there - I dont find it esepcially odd to see Hitler stuff, but the book itself does look odd.

Nice one :)
Not sure how to edit it so can you pop it in the title please. February 2018. Thanks! ☺ Update: sorted title

 
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Well that's pretty damn cool. Great find and the photos are mint  :96_ok_hand:

 

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I was reading this report thinking how amazing it looked and then realised I've been and it was one of my best explores? Just wondering if you found the world war letter to Santa and did you manage to find the bunker in the garden? 

 

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I was reading this report thinking how amazing it looked and then realised I've been and it was one of my best explores? Just wondering if you found the world war letter to Santa and did you manage to find the bunker in the garden? 
HI there, no I didnt see the letter although in the front room there were lots of bits and pieces so may have missed it, maybe i'll have to go back! Didnt see a bunker either god damn it! Def need to return!

 
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HI there, no I didnt see the letter although in the front room there were lots of bits and pieces so may have missed it, maybe i'll have to go back! Didnt see a bunker either god damn it! Def need to return!
Oops i seem to have signed in with a defunct user name from the past. Naked Eye exists no more ?

 
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