Abandoned Brogyntyn Hall, Shropshire, UK

Brogyntyn Hall Shropshire

Brogyntyn Hall / House of Tears is a grand abandoned hall in the UK. The history of the house is a sad tale involving tragic deaths, suicides and car crashes.

Visited March 2015 Oswestry, Shropshire, UK Abandoned

History of the abandoned Brogyntyn Hall, Oswestry

Brogyntyn Hall, sometimes referred to as the House of Tears, was the home of a prestigious family for over 250 years. Built around 1730 and remodelled in 1804, the house has been added to over the years and has seen more than its fair share of sadness.

The house was commissioned by members of the princely dynasty of the Welsh kingdom of Powys. The mansion was passed through the family and the house, along with the title of Lord Harlech, and was inherited in 1985 by Francis Ormsby Gore. Francis was immediately hit with crippling death duties of more than £1 million and had to sell much of the families art and other possessions in order to maintain the property. [1]
The property and title had been inherited because Lord Harlech’s brother, Julian, had committed suicide by shooting himself in the head at the age of 33. In turn, his father had inherited the property after his own brother had died when his car careered off a country road and hit a telegraph pole.

Lord Harlech’s mother died in a car accident when her car skidded on a wet road and hit another vehicle. In a terrible coincidence, his father died in almost the exact same circumstances nearly 20 years later.

Brogyntyn Hall - The front of the building with four columns
Brogyntyn Hall – The front of the building with four columns

Understandably, with all those sad memories of his time living in the house, Lord Harlech decided to move out. The house was used as a telephone exchange by the military for some time and was sold to developers around 15 years ago. The house has stood empty ever since. [2]

 

Brogyntyn Hall - The white room
Brogyntyn Hall – The white room
Brogyntyn Hall - Back view of white room
Brogyntyn Hall – Back view of white room
Brogyntyn Hall - Twin doors
Brogyntyn Hall – Twin doors
 
Brogyntyn Hall - Bay window
Brogyntyn Hall – Bay window
Brogyntyn Hall - Ornate carved Fireplace
Brogyntyn Hall – Ornate carved Fireplace
Brogyntyn Hall - Through the doors into the round room
Brogyntyn Hall – Through the doors into the round room
Brogyntyn Hall - The round room
Brogyntyn Hall – The round room
Brogyntyn Hall - Mannequin
Brogyntyn Hall – Mannequin
 
Brogyntyn Hall - Ornate ceilings
Brogyntyn Hall – Ornate ceilings
Brogyntyn Hall - Looking up at the ceiling
Brogyntyn Hall – Looking up at the ceiling
Brogyntyn Hall - Wood panelled library
Brogyntyn Hall – Wood panelled library
Brogyntyn Hall - Snake stairs
Brogyntyn Hall – Snake stairs
Brogyntyn Hall - View up stairs
Brogyntyn Hall – View up stairs
 
Brogyntyn Hall - Top of stairs
Brogyntyn Hall – Top of stairs
Brogyntyn Hall - Decaying room
Brogyntyn Hall – Decaying room
 
Brogyntyn Hall - Office space
Brogyntyn Hall – Office space
Brogyntyn Hall - Switchboards in the telephone exchange
Brogyntyn Hall – Switchboards in the telephone exchange
Brogyntyn Hall -Switchboard
Brogyntyn Hall -Switchboard
 
Brogyntyn Hall - Telecom machine
Brogyntyn Hall – Telecom machine
Brogyntyn Hall - Switchboard room
Brogyntyn Hall – Switchboard room
Brogyntyn Hall - Telex machine
Brogyntyn Hall – Telex machine
 
Brogyntyn Hall - Old machines
Brogyntyn Hall – Old machines
Brogyntyn Hall - Text messag
Brogyntyn Hall – Text messag
Brogyntyn Hall - Telephone exchange circuitry
Brogyntyn Hall – Telephone exchange circuitry
Brogyntyn Hall - Old equipment
Brogyntyn Hall – Old equipment
 
Brogyntyn Hall - Uncovered telephone
Brogyntyn Hall – Uncovered telephone

References

1. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brogyntyn
2. Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1344294/Fall-of-the-house-of-Harlech.html

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