Palaces, Castles & Mansions

Wooden Staircase Carved ornate Leybourne Grange Manor House Medway Manor Kent Urbex Adam X Urban Exploration 2015 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict

Explore #152: Leybourne Grange Manor house (aka Medway Manor), Kent – December 2015

Just before the end of the year James and I made a quick dash down towards the South coast for a couple more explores… first up was this crumbling old Manor House, which once formed part of a Mental Asylum… History The Manor House at Leybourne Grange dates back to before 1724, when it was sold to Francis Whitworth. In the mid/late 1700s the property was sold on to the Hawley family, in whose ownership the land remained until it…

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twin stairs canopy veranda outside exterior Chateau Verdure France Urbex Adam X Urban Exploration 2015 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict

Explore #58a (revisit): Chateau Verdure, France – October 2015

Explore #6 of ‘The Royal Variety Tour’ After leaving Manoir Cacophonie we raced against the setting sun to squeeze in a sixth and final explore of the day – a revisit (for me) to the crumbling beauty of Chateau Verdure. My report from my previous visit in May 2014 can be seen here. Looking back I’m amazed we had the energy and enthusiasm to squeeze this explore in, having already driven through France with zero sleep the previous night, and…

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Baby Grand Piano chairs retro antique grandfather clock living room dining room Chateau Cacophonie Manoir Musique Music was my first love France Urbex Adam X Urban Exploration 2015 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict

Explore #147: Manoir Cacophonie / Chateau Musique, France – October 2015

Explore #5 of ‘The Royal Variety Tour’ Late afternoon on the first day of our France/Belgium weekender, the next location was a quick visit to a beautiful old manor house, buried in overgrown woodland on the outskirts of a French town… I don’t know anything about the history of this place – there are rumours that the owner now lives in Costa Rica, but who knows. It is clear that music, painting, and art in general was a big part…

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