Caldecote Hall.

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wwwoody on May 10, 2011

I can remember the fire I think!

pedrocut on May 10, 2011

Hi wwwoody

Thanks for your visit, I presume you mean the fire described below, and not the one in 1642!

“By 1955, the school principle owed rent arrears and was being pursued by the Commander for payment. It was in this circumstance that Colbourne decided to place the Hall back on the market. On Wednesday 27th April 1955, the local headlines read that Caldecote Hall was for sale at a price of £15,250 - the following day, the same newspapers carried the story of a terrible fire sweeping through parts of the main hall, destroying its roof and severely damaging many of its rooms. The debt-laden school principal disappeared and was never heard of again.”

All the best Peter

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wwwoody on May 16, 2011

I must be getting mixed up, I can certainly remember sneaking a peek at the burnt remains. I went to school with someone who lived in the court yard area. There is a really cool brick built bridge over the river not far away and I also remember the bullet holes in the door to the church, rumor is they were musket bullet from the round heads!

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