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Calke Abbey

Originally uploaded by Myrddin the Wicca Man

Known as the “House that Time Forgot”, Calke Abbey was the ancestral home of the Harper-Crewe family.

The family were quite eccentric and, when they no longer had use for a room they locked it up leaving its contents exactly as they were when it was last used.

It is a treasure trove of Victorian and Edwardian history and is now run by The National Trust who had to devote much time and resources in preserving this beautiful, decaying house.

(These pictures are black & white as I think that best conveys its decayed state – the National Trust have preserved the house rather than massively restoring it)

[from my flickr photos collection: you can view the
complete Calke Abbey photo set here]