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Take a Seat

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This is one most definitely from the archives that has been begging me to edit it for a very very very long time, and I figured that as I’ve now hit 4,000 followers (not even the faintest idea how that happened!), then now would be an ideal time to dust things off and throw it out there. This is from a past visit to the previously infamous Potters Manor, a once wonderful manor house sadly abandoned. I’m not even sure it’s still standing, as I know from the last pictures I saw, it had been robbed of any remaining character it may once have had, and everything that wasn’t nailed down, and sadly most things that WERE nailed down too.

Hopefully someone bought it, with the intention of restoring it to its former glory.

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Dinner is Served

Dusting off some of my old archived shots here that have never before seen the light of day, and mefinks the shots are not the only thing requiring dusting here…

Honestly, this is not MY kitchen.. which I think is pretty obvious, as naturally there would be more beer and pizza in the fridge… ;)

This is a shot from a long past visit with a good friend, to the highly infamous Potters Manor. You may recall that this isn’t the first time I’ve blogged about this particular derelict manor house, which has unfortunately now been pretty much ransacked judging by other people’s shots I’ve seen recently… If you’re interested in how it looked when this shot was taken, you can see a few old posts here, there, someplacesomewhere else and even over there… ;)

Cannot wait to get out for a spot of urbexing again, and fingers crossed that opportunity will present itself real soon… Watch this space.. :)


Window on the Past

Can’t believe it was over a year ago since we hit this derelict Manor House… What a day that was… Also I can’t believe from shots I’ve seen of the place since then, exactly how many people have been there and utterly trashed and robbed the place… It’s tragic enough that such buildings are left to rot away, but to vandalise them in the process is utterly beyond me…


No Jacket Required

Back to the infamous Potters Manor…for more doom and gloom…

Please pull up a chair and pour yourself a glass of the finest, and kick back and enjoy the open fire…

That’s one thing that amazed me with this place though was the sheer quantity of personal belongings that were left behind when the owners departed (for whatever reason they departed)… As can be seen here from the furniture / clothes / personal paintings / ornate glasses / rugs etc… Unfortunately though I’m not sure exactly how long all this will last, as it would appear from the swarm of postings I’ve seen recently that plenty more people have recently determined its whereabouts… Hopefully they’ll to be respectful of its uniqueness… and it will long remain an urbexers paradise…


It’s All Lies…

Another in the Potters Manor series… Only thing is that this shot in it’s original form didn’t really convey the right mood of the place as far as I was concerned, so I did a small amount of post processing…

Hopefully it’s worked, and hasn’t detracted from the image itself… as it took quite a while to do… I would love to write a “how to”…. but unfortunately, as is normally the case, I will happily spend an hour or so playing with a shot to get it exactly how I want it… and then think to myself… “How did I do that ??”…. and by then it’s far too late to remember all the steps I’ve taken…. So the next time I have to start again from scratch… Anyways… For reference here’s the original…

And this shot will also show you that, despite it’s relatively untouched state, there has been a significant amount of damage that has occurred over the years…. I really need to do some more investigative work to determine some genuine history of this place…

And I promise the next shot will be something more natural and landscape’y…. :)


Back in the day…

Back in 1966 to be precise…..

No big write up or anything to go with this one, but it’s another from the oh so mysterious urbex paradise that is Potters Manor… So much old stuff in this place, and I couldn’t help but grab a shot of this old travel case and a diary from 1966…. which was fascinating, especially as it’s older than me… just…. lol…


Top Secret…

Ok, so this is from a visit to the infamous and HIGHLY secret Potters Manor… It’s one of those Urbex best kept secrets, and the official line goes something like “Potters Manor House was built in 1904 by the classical architect Hugh Jokin. It nestles well hidden near the village of Nevertell just off the A40999 in Hampnex. The last inhabitants were a family of artisans and potters and for some reason, that we will probably never know, left the house with all its contents including many paintings and full wardrobes of clothes”….. and that’s pretty much all you will ever find out about the place, and NO ONE will tell you where it is….

Well I’m a slug, and we’re tenacious and driven and will never let go once we’ve got a sniff of something…. errrrhhhh… or is that an Alligator…. Anyways…. When a friend mentioned her failed potential trip there, I decided it warranted some serious investigation, and after a few hours of internet sleuthing I eventually determined its whereabouts, and today we paid a visit… and what a find it is too…. and I can kinda understand exactly why it is such a closely guarded secret… as it’s packed full of original artefacts….  and is pretty much untouched by vandals… The sort of place you don’t come across too often, and therefore worth protecting…. to a degree… lol…

LOVE LOVE LOVE Urbexing….. Such a blast when you find these sorts of places…. More to come soon…