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on Wed Sep 19 2018, 16:31
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Had the privilege of having a tour round the Hall today after meeting the cracking (eccentric) tenant. The hall was made a grade 2 listed building in the 60's, and delisted when the council tried to sell the land to a Chinese consortium in the 90's I think. He moved in the Hall in 1971 after his Mother agreed with the lady who lived there, Mrs Elizabeth Kay, to look after the place.Mrs Kay dies in 1986 (I think) When the council took ownership, they tried to get the tenant out as the place was unfit for human habitat, he went to court and won.


(The above may have the wrong dates, but am sure you will put me right, where I can edit and correct)

I have been invited back tomorrow to see some old pics of the area by the tenant.

Nearby, there is the Kay tunnel? that the Railways build so the hall owners and Kay Cottages tenants could have access.
There was a clay woks where the Kays dug the clay out to make bricks that went into building the Kays Cottages. There was also a mine there, which was handy to keep the Hall warm.

The Hall was build in the 1600's, and was changed in style and added to in the 1800's.

The hall itself is leaning, so when I went upstairs it was like I had vertigo.

https://britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/101392199-westwood-hall-and-attached-cottage-worsley-mesnes-ward#.W6J3AYgvyUk

 Pictures don't do it justice.


Many of the pics may be useless, due to the light....

First thing I saw on the entrance to the Hall.
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Oak beams on ceiling 1960's light fitting
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Panelled wall
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Floorboard, (I could see through them, and the drop was substantial)
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Cupboard
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Dizzying staircase with a beam running across top. (very low
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A beam holding  a bedroom roof up from downstairs  (Not all same stairs)
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A beam holding  a bedroom roof up from downstairs
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A beam holding  a bedroom roof up. From down stairs
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A beam holding  a bedroom roof up
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A beam holding  a bedroom roof up closeup (Tried to get bolts in. Failed)
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A beam holding  a bedroom roof up from downstairs.
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Another beam holding  a bedroom roof up
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Another beam holding  a bedroom roof up
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Front door (Pic repeated (crap image))
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Side door

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Tried to show the colour of the wood, failed
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Original front door from inside (It was pitch black here)
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Another bedroom fireplace
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Central heating put in during the 70's?
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Window with sash? open
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Window Sash? (Forgot the real term)
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A skylight
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Fireplace in a bedroom
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A cupboard
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Panelled wall between rooms
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Back door
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Rear of property (Only access now)

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Side of house (new front of hall)
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Front of hall (Not original)
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Front of the hall (Not the original one)
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Original entry to the Hall
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The first wekll (Capped and now dry (It was fed from the house water run off, from lead pipes)
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Original front of the building
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Original main entrance
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Original main entrance
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Floor of the front of the original main door (They ran all the way in, and may have been coloured)
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A boot scraper on the right of the original main door (Had to stand on weeds to be able to see them)
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A boot scraper on the left of the original main door

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Second main door, there are four concrete blocks that once were the base of four columns for the porch? to the entrance
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Abandoned boat.
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One of the two wells that fed water to the Hall
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One of the two wells that fed water to the Hall(2)
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Last edited by Mac on Wed Sep 19 2018, 17:19; edited 3 times in total (Reason for editing : Edited to add semi description)

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