The Gothic Mansion | Urban Exploring

Rachel and I went to explore this huge derelict Grade II-listed house that in its current state would cost a huge amount of money to even contemplate restoration.

The mansion sits at the end of a ‘highly desirable and sought after private lane location. It was built in 1838 by James Lomax, the son of Richard Grimshaw Lomax, a wealthy Lancashire landowner in 1838.

It has had a mixed past since. This gothic build was also used as a hospital for Polish refugees during the war, which is why it is known locally as ‘the Polish House’ and judging by the condition, hasn’t exactly been looked after during the latter part of the 20th century and into the 21st century.

The facade features large mullioned windows and a central tower, with the accommodation originally set over four floors and featuring a central sweeping staircase.

Simon Wilson

Footage of the explore is here

Edited by Charlene Lowe Kemp

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