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Johnehilton 02-02-2014 16:55

Winstanley Hall - March 2012
This was my first explore took with a point and shoot so photos are not amazing quality.

A bit of history from Wikipedia

The hall was built in the 1560s for the Winstanley family of Winstanley; the Winstanley family were lords of the manor since at least 1252. The Winstanleys owned the hall until 1596, when the estate was sold to James Bankes, a London goldsmith and banker. Winstanley Hall has three storeys and has a date stone with a date of 1584, but this is not in situ so may not provide an accurate date for the construction of the house. Extra blocks were added in the 17th and 18th centuries. Further and extensive alterations were made in 1811-19 by Lewis Wyatt in a Jacobean style.

Now on with the photos.

We came across a few small bomb shelters around the grounds

Many thanks for looking

Gibbo 03-02-2014 15:07

Nice one, I never got to see the shelter.

Kenni 04-02-2014 20:31

Bringing back some memories. Such a shame it has been allowed to get into such a state.

Morrisey 04-02-2014 23:02

Tis royally fucked now. The upper floors near the front entrance have come down, plus the main staircase leading to the upper floors. Not too long before the whole section comes down.

Gibbo 05-02-2014 16:52

It really upsets me to see it destroyed this way. St Joseph's has gone the same way.

Morrisey 05-02-2014 22:49


Originally Posted by Gibbo (Post 150464)
It really upsets me to see it destroyed this way. St Joseph's has gone the same way.

Some bods were up the other day from English Heritage looking at the best way to save the court yard buildings - not a cat in hells chance of the house being saved now.

Kenni 06-02-2014 16:52

Too little too late.

Dave BDB 08-06-2014 22:48

Going to have a look up here next week, and St Joseph's too...... Busy week !!

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