The ruined manor at Location #192 is known to locals and also online, to a degree. As always with research, the first step is finding the right questions to ask. I visited this place some time ago, but am only just getting around to processing photos and putting blog posts together around this. My reasons for continual non-disclosure in regards to specifics of locations are outlined in my seminal (for this blog) post On Locations.
All that aside, Location #192 was already been used quite effectively for a cosplay shoot a few years back. But I did want to explore it myself, given the chance.
The manor suffered a series of fires, which put it out of commission, so it has just been left there to crumble. The scorch marks are still visible on number of brick walls.
The property is huge, and there is a lot to explore. Some buildings are detached from the main house.
Nature is slowly but surely re-taking the site, with trees and plants clambering all over parts of the brick wall. Without further interference, the entire site will be swallowed up in a forest.
Exploring Location #192 really reminded me of my days as a child reading Prince Caspian, when the human children returned to the ruins of Cair Paravel.
My favourite area was definitely what I have taken to calling the “chapel” with stepping stones leading to an elevated area and something resembling an altar.
The outside of the building is also nice, but we heard a snake in the undergrowth.
Apparently, many of the plants surrounding the area are flowering species, so a visit in spring would be much more colourful.
As we were walking away from the property, I came across this scene.
And further out, we found another abandoned dwelling. This one is a much more modern house, but it’s either been torn apart by human elements, or just left, once again, to crumble away naturally.
I really liked the lines made by the exposed wooden structure of the house. Given it is 100 percent exposed to the elements, I don’t expect it to stay around for much longer.
That concludes my photographic summary of Location #192. There are a number of other location scouts in my backlog which I will progressively process and blog about when I have time.