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This is the beautiful stained glass at the rear top of the main staircase in an abandoned stately home. The images and depictation in it are to show the industry of the town it sits in around the time that the home was built.


  • Craig Watson
    Craig Watsonalmost 7 years ago

    Absolutely stunned at this building… and your photography!

    How the hell do you get access to such incredible locations where you take your amazing photographic artwork???… and I MEAN… “ARTWORK”!!! I am envious!

    Well done Mate!

  • Craig,

    Thanks very much for your comment, it is indeed a very nice building which lends itself well to photography :)

    As for how i get access, its basically just a case of finding your way in, though i have a strict rule never to cause damage in doing so.


    – Richard Shepherd

  • Vonney
    Vonneyalmost 7 years ago

    Gorgeous capture of old beauty!

    I must ask, why doesn’t the state renovate this and make
    it into a museum or give tours through the old house/college?
    I know it would cost millions probably, but if it’s in a great
    location to attract tourists, might be worth it.
    Also, briefly, do you know the history? How old it is?
    I guess if there were no NO TRESPASSING signs up, you
    could go in, and even if there were signs up, and you got
    caught, probably all they could do is tell you to leave.
    Obviously, squatters have been living in there before you came.
    I once knew of a single mother and her two daughters who
    took up residence in part of a huge abandoned hotel on Jekyl Island.
    They lived there for many years, exactly how long, no one knows,
    and they wouldn’t tell either when finally evicted by the renovators.

  • Vonney, thanks :)

    There was actually plan to renovate this, and i do know a bit of the history of the place.

    Like the High Royds info journal post i made recently i will make one about this site too, so keep an eye out for journal posts from me. I will make this place the next i write up


    – Richard Shepherd

  • Vonney
    Vonneyalmost 7 years ago

    Wonderful. Can hardly wait to read it.
    Sometimes due to work I don’t get
    here to this site everyday, but it will
    be the first thing I look for when I do
    log on.

  • I’ll drop you a bubblemail with a link to it once it is done :)


    – Richard Shepherd

  • Vonney
    Vonneyalmost 7 years ago

    Thanks a million.

  • blamo
    blamoalmost 7 years ago

    nice to see photographs of old rundown buildings before they die good work

  • Andy Harris
    Andy Harrisalmost 7 years ago

    super capture… it looks almost in good nick unless you look too close on this one, must have been a magnificent place in its day.

  • MuscularTeeth
    MuscularTeethalmost 7 years ago

    fabulous photo !

  • justlinda
    justlindaalmost 7 years ago

    Wonderfull work, I must say I think your photographs are very good and also you are keeping valuable documentation of houses etc that might be gone completly one day.

  • Maria Murphy
    Maria Murphyalmost 7 years ago


  • Thanks again Maria :)


    – Richard Shepherd

  • jwinman
    jwinmanalmost 6 years ago

    I wonder why no one ever salvaged this…

  • I wish they had, it now has loads of stone holes in it :(


    – Richard Shepherd

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