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Nymans - The House

ExPlOReD! Thank you so much for all your comments and favourites. Our first Explore of 2012. No 135 on 19th January.

 

There was a beautiful mansion at Nymans until the 1950s. One wintry night, the house caught alight. There were people there to help put the fire out, but the nearest reliable water source was at the bottom of a very steep hill. This was too far away, and most of the building had gone by the time they had managed to get hoses out and connected.

 

I'm not sure if what you see here is a rebuild, or what was saved of the original. We must try sometime to go and take photos of the ruins, which are to the right and behind what you see here.

 

This photo is from last September.

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Taken on September 21, 2011