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Near Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK. Church and Mansion.

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Jan. 13th, 2009 | 02:50 pm
posted by: onlineoffline in abandonedplaces

I am loving this site, and would never have known about it if not for the spotlight.

This is my first post here. I am passionate about photography, and I seem to gravitate towards the abandoned and decaying.

I do not know the history of this church, or maybe it's a chapel really, or why it was abandoned, but I find it very beautiful. It is right on the main Cirencester-Stroud road, and every time I pass it, I want to stop and take more pictures.

abandoned places, church, Gloucestershire, art


abandoned places, church, Gloucestershire, art

abandoned places, church, Gloucestershire, art

abandoned places, church, Gloucestershire, art

abandoned places, church, Gloucestershire, art

The second building, Woodchester Mansion, was built by a wealthy man commencing in the 1850's. He died in 1873 and it was never completed. His family lived in part of it, but eventually left it. It started to deteriorate badly for lack of funds. It is not exactly abandoned, as now funds have been raised to restore some of it, but a lot of it is still in (very photogenic) ruins, and there is no glass in the facade windows. It is open to the public occasionally and used for photoshoots and exhibitions. It is said to be haunted.

abandoned places, Gloucestershire, Woodchester



abandoned places, Gloucestershire, Woodchester

abandoned places, Gloucestershire, Woodchester

Woodchester, Gloucestershire, abandoned places

abandoned places, Woodchester, Gloucestershire

abandoned places, Gloucestershire, Woodchester

abandoned places, Gloucestershire, Woodchester

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Comments {28}

THAT'S WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU ♥

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from: cailte
date: Jan. 13th, 2009 07:25 pm (UTC)
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Beautiful!

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Penny

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from: aellia
date: Jan. 13th, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC)
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Wonderful!
Thank you.
You are a very talented photographer

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Joanna

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from: onlineoffline
date: Jan. 13th, 2009 08:31 pm (UTC)
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Thank you!

I had a look at your website .. and you are a very talented everything .. writer, painter, poet.

*friends you*

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Penny

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from: aellia
date: Jan. 13th, 2009 08:41 pm (UTC)
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Thank you :-)
I waffle on a bit about my grandchildren,but I talk about other things,too and I take photos with my phone and put them about a bit and probably bore people to death!

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Joanna

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from: onlineoffline
date: Jan. 13th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
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Ditto .. but minus the grandchildren so far! :)

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draken

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from: skumhorn
date: Jan. 13th, 2009 08:03 pm (UTC)
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wow i wanna see more of the mansion

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Joanna

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from: onlineoffline
date: Jan. 13th, 2009 09:21 pm (UTC)
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Unfortunately, I don't have many other interesting ones of the mansion .. just lots of the surrounding estate.

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Kees

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from: kees_s
date: Jan. 13th, 2009 10:02 pm (UTC)
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The mansion has a website, there are a few more pictures and an extensive history on it:

http://www.woodchestermansion.org.uk/

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Joanna

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from: onlineoffline
date: Jan. 13th, 2009 10:05 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I was going to post that .. you beat me to it!

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DarkwingPsycho

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from: darkwingpsycho
date: Jan. 13th, 2009 08:11 pm (UTC)
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Oh wow...what a GORGEOUS place...

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realbruts

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from: realbruts
date: Jan. 13th, 2009 08:34 pm (UTC)
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Very nice! Great photos!

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Chootoy

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from: chootoy
date: Jan. 13th, 2009 09:15 pm (UTC)
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Wonderful, wonderful photos! I'd buy that mansion in a heartbeat and live in it! Thanks so much for sharing these.

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Gingerspark

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from: gingerspark
date: Jan. 13th, 2009 09:20 pm (UTC)
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Absolutely gorgeous pictures
Thank you so much for sharing them

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lonsum23

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from: lonsum23
date: Jan. 13th, 2009 09:52 pm (UTC)
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Absolutely speechless, excellent photos.. Love the mansion, church, well everything.

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lallyloo

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from: lallyloo
date: Jan. 13th, 2009 09:53 pm (UTC)
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Amazing photos! The old stained glass makes me sad..

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tasha_kitten

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from: tasha_kitten
date: Jan. 14th, 2009 12:09 am (UTC)
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I love the mansion! If I ever make it over there I'll have to make it a stop and hopefully a photo shoot will ensue!

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19_crows

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from: 19_crows
date: Jan. 14th, 2009 12:15 am (UTC)
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These are wonderful. Thank you!

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Red

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from: sweetestkiss
date: Jan. 14th, 2009 12:38 am (UTC)
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Great photos!

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Syriene

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from: syriene
date: Jan. 14th, 2009 03:42 am (UTC)
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What a great find! Love the close up of the stained glass with the one little piece popped out.

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Crys

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from: kingzgurl
date: Jan. 14th, 2009 05:55 am (UTC)
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*drools over the architecture of the second building*
the brick webbing in the vaults and the buttressing is absolutely gorgeous <3
oh my god, my architectural history nut is bouncing off walls right now. what i wouldn't give to have places like that in california...

the church is incredibly beautiful as well. i love that the glass is still mostly intact. not something you see very often on abandoned buildings. or at least not out here =(

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sheeza_cool_cat

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from: sheeza_cool_cat
date: Jan. 14th, 2009 06:13 am (UTC)
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This was great. Thank you. You really are passionate about photography.

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slayer_bulia

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from: slayer_bulia
date: Jan. 14th, 2009 01:56 pm (UTC)
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Grat places!

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*Mrs Angela*

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from: glass_doll
date: Jan. 14th, 2009 04:54 pm (UTC)
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this makes me miss england!

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Joanna

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from: onlineoffline
date: Jan. 14th, 2009 05:12 pm (UTC)
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Me too! Because I'm not living there right now. I am in the Caribbean (St Kitts) where there is a wealth of abandoned places. I need to spend more time getting out there and taking photos before they get demolished and turned into other new shiny things.

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Shadow

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from: forest_choir
date: Jan. 14th, 2009 05:10 pm (UTC)
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I love the colours and details of the mansion's masonry!

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Joanna

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from: onlineoffline
date: Jan. 14th, 2009 05:37 pm (UTC)
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I added a couple more details to the original post. It is all stunning yes.

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interit

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from: a_muse_d
date: Jan. 18th, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC)
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i love the stained glass in all your pictures here.

the mansion is gorgeous. the water damage and mildew made me cringe. hope they can repair that.

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