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Found some photos of this place after it had been restored, they had a open day and I with a mate went along, although this place isn't abandoned, just wanted to show what a stunning place this is, so hope this is ok.

Bit of history:-

The grange was the home of augustus pugin the victorian architect and designer who has designed alot of buildings in London and elsewhere. It was designed by him in gothic style and is grade I listed, he had it built to live out his idea of life in a medieval catholic community. Pugin bought the land at westcliffe in 1841, the house was built between 1843-1844, his 2nd wife died in 1844 and it was after his 3rd marriage in 1848 that it became a home. The interior was finally completed in 1850. Pugin died in the house in 1852 age 40, he is buried in the impressive pugin chantry in St.Augustines church next to the house which was designed by him and completed by his eldest son, who was also a architect. The house was rescued by the landmark trust in 1997 and restored. It was opened in 2006 for up to 8 temporary residents at a time and visitors by appt on wednesdays. I think now it's opened as a holiday home.

Enjoy the pics, if you get the chance go for a visit it is stunning.

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Thats great SuZi as so love these places as you said not exactly derelict but if you hadn't taken the time back then iam sure we would never have seen this wonderful house :thumb

Love it and a great share thank you :beer:

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nice stuff mate and yres a very expensive holiday home..if i had the money id rent it for obvious reasons

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Thankyou guys, been sorting through my pics lol and found em, not the most brilliant pics but it was hard getting any as the house was packed with other interested people, fab place though. :)

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Great to see a place being restored rather than ending up in flames! Really like the corridors, thanks for sharing! :thumb

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