Mystery building in the woods on the Castle Rising estate

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Mystery building in the woods on the Castle Rising estate

Postby aeioukl » 25 May 2022, 20:50

This structure is tucked away in the woods on the Castle Rising estate. It sits in a clearing, next to a large pond.

It has two heavy duty metal doors (one at the rear), a gas supply, and a chimney / flue on the roof. It has no windows at all.

Any ideas what this building is for?

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Re: Mystery building in the woods on the Castle Rising estat

Postby EWW » 27 May 2022, 12:27

Airbnb :roll: No seriously I do not know. Where about is it as I go walking there quite often and do not recall seeing it at any time. I would ask
at the cafe next time I go if I had a reference as to where it is.
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Re: Mystery building in the woods on the Castle Rising estat

Postby warwound » 28 May 2022, 08:40

I saw this building last year while out wandering.
There was a man and woman sitting on chairs beside the lake, and as I think this is private property I walked away without stopping to chat.

It's located in White Hill Wood: https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=15/52.7911/0.4985
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Re: Mystery building in the woods on the Castle Rising estat

Postby EWW » 28 May 2022, 08:47

Thanks WW. I will have a look when next walking in that area.
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Re: Mystery building in the woods on the Castle Rising estat

Postby Tresagreen » 28 May 2022, 10:44

You're right Warwound, private land owned by Lord Howard. It's a fairly recent building, thought to be used for when they hold parties and such like. Hence the gas supply.
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Re: Mystery building in the woods on the Castle Rising estat

Postby Jester » 28 May 2022, 15:29

Not something that was on the estate when I worked for the then Mr Howard.
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Re: Mystery building in the woods on the Castle Rising estat

Postby Tresagreen » 30 May 2022, 10:18

EWW wrote:Thanks WW. I will have a look when next walking in that area.

Just a word of warning ( and this is from the horses mouth, so to speak) the building is privately owned by Lord Howard and if you are in that area and close enough to see it, you are trespassing. So don't get caught !!!!
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Re: Mystery building in the woods on the Castle Rising estat

Postby warwound » 30 May 2022, 14:11

There is a public footpath that runs through White Hill Wood:
https://footpathmap.co.uk/map/?zoom=16&lng=0.48947&lat=52.79255

The mystery building is on the right hand side of the path if you walk from Lynn Road in the direction of the Babingley River.
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Re: Mystery building in the woods on the Castle Rising estat

Postby Tresagreen » 30 May 2022, 15:08

Just relaying what the boss person told me.
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Re: Mystery building in the woods on the Castle Rising estat

Postby warwound » 31 May 2022, 07:51

I remembered a very similar building I visited a couple of years back in the grounds of Narford Hall at Narborough:

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As a general term, "folly" is usually applied to a small building that appears to have no practical purpose...
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Re: Mystery building in the woods on the Castle Rising estat

Postby EWW » 31 May 2022, 08:30

Thank you both T and WW. I immediately thought folly when I first saw the first picture. I also thought future mausoleum.
No need to worry T as I know what Lord Howard is like. He is not my favorit local local by a long chalk.
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