Part 1


The first part in a series of posts I will be making documenting my experience visiting a variety of derelict buildings and structures. Over the last few years myself and some friends have made a hobby of visiting these places. Each location is unique, some have been recently abandoned, whilst others have lay forgotten for years. The one quality they all share is the fascinating array of stories there are to be discovered within their walls.

We headed into the woods of Rougham to hunt for an abandoned Manor House that had been left derelict after being bombed in ww2

Easter Sunday 2017

After 20 minutes of fighting through nettles we stumbled onto the grounds of Rougham Hall

The building was a shell of its past self, half of it was collapsed and what was left was now hidden under a thick blanket of ivy.

The most striking part of the old Manor was the room where the bomb had hit. It was dropped by the Germans during ww2 but had actually been meant for the neighbouring air base. Standing on the edge of the room you could see the path the bomb had taken and the effect it had on each floor of the house.

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  • wulan_dewi_sunu

    @actuallyharriet thanks for sharing. I really love the topic. It's good to see you combine 2 different photos in one page so I can see the difference of this beautiful building in 2 different years 👌

  • 1972

    J'adore, c'est ruines entouré de mystères… La nature a repris ses droits… Une maison qui a vécu,qui a eux une vie, une maison vide qui laisse malgré toute une atmosphère spécial… On a envie de découvrir son histoire… De très belles photos, continuez votre joli travail🌟💕🌿💛💚💗💞🌈🌸🔥🍒🌿💙

  • actuallyharriet

    @wulan_dewi_sunu thank you! yeah I found that really interesting myself when I found the photo, the extent of the decay is tremendous

  • wulan_dewi_sunu

    @actuallyharriet 👌. I am waiting for part 2 😊

  • actuallyharriet

    @1972 Merci beaucoup!

  • copperline

    Wow, love this story. It's incredible to see this house S it once looked ... and then this ... dereliction. I wondered what happened to the owners at the time.. were they there...

  • GaGePetSitting

    I always wonder who owns these abandoned buildings? It could be transformed into a historical site. Nice story, good photos!

  • MuralHunter

    Great story. I'm excited to see the next one.

  • Leontine

    Wonderful! I also like walking in abandoned places. You can perceive the weight of the story. It's like a journey through time.

  • actuallyharriet

    @copperline thank you so much! Yeah it's fascinating comparing the two. I think I read somewhere that the family weren't there when the bomb hit but all of the servants were in the cellar.

  • actuallyharriet

    @leontine it really is, and it's such a treat to find somewhere that hasn't been trashed and vandalised!

  • copperline

    Oh my goodness... ☝🏻😨

  • phovring

    Looks like someone has mowed the lawn lately. It's not that abandoned?