Explore #28: Priory Farmhouse, Chediston, Suffolk – January 2014

Just a quick report this – as you will see there wasn’t much remaining of interest. History: Priory Farmhouse is a 17th Century Grade II listed timber-framed and rendered farmhouse, with later alterations and extensions. The Suffolk Register of Buildings at Risk states that minor repairs were carried out on the roof in 2011 to make the property watertight – well it certainly wasn’t when we visited, with part of the rear completely collapsed. A quick selection of what now…

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Explore #27: St. John’s Asylum, Bracebridge Heath, Lincolnshire – January 2014

This was a flying visit (in and out in about 30 minutes) at the end of a long day of exploring with Unexposed Exploration. We nearly didn’t bother doing this explore as we were both utterly exhausted (Matthew actually took two attempts to get over the fence on the way out, which is pretty much unheard of!), but I wanted to give the site a quick recce and get a shot of its famous split staircase. The site is very…

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Explore #26: Chaise Abbey, somewhere in the UK – January 2014

The first explore of a new year, and what an absolute cracker to start with! This stunning country house was built in the 1800s, but has been unoccupied since the 1960s, and has fallen into serious disrepair. It is clear that the current owners are trying to restore the property, but it is a daunting task which needs a huge amount of work doing if the battle is going to be won – which I sincerely hope it will. I…

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