Sandfield Tower – A Victorian Ruin

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Another day, another abandoned once loved mansion house. This lovely place was, for a period called Gwalia House, but is now called Sandstone Tower. I don’t know which I prefer more, but I wish someone would buy it and fix it. Make it into a hotel or a workspace, anything to prevent it from crumbling.

When I was at school, which is on the same road as Sandfield Tower, we would pass it, it was still occupied then, but the rumours that went quickly around us gossips was that it was used by professors and scientists who would perform experiments there! How quickly stories become embelished by over imaginative schoolgirls? It certainly looks the part though!

It was built between 1851-1857 and is grade II listed, there is a great website, which has a heartbreaking picture of it in its heyday, http://www.sandfieldtower.co.uk/ and how it is now.

My own pics don’t do it enough justice.

Early morning.

Early morning.

A glimpse over the wall

A glimpse over the wall

Sandfield Tower

Sandfield Tower

That's my breath fogging the photo. It was bloody cold!

That’s my breath fogging the photo. It was bloody cold!

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