Stanford Hall, Nottinghamshire, UK

Stanford Hall is a grand country house that closed after having several uses. An Art Deco theatre remains in perfect condition.

Stanford Hall, Nottinghamshire
 

Brief history of Stanford Hall, Nottinghamshire

Stanford Hall in Stanford on Soar near Loughborough is a large 18th century, grade II listed country house in the UK. Since being used as a private residence the house has had a couple of different uses which have unfortunately removed a lot of the buildings splendour. A number of failed redevelopment projects were started, and recently a planning application has been approved to develop the building into a Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre.

An extension added an impressive Art Deco theatre in the 1930s which still remains in perfect condition. Murals decorate the walls and the ceiling features painted clouds. A Wurlitzer organ is built into the orchestra pit.

The rear elevation of Stanford Hall, Nottinghamshire

The rear elevation of Stanford Hall, Nottinghamshire

Our Visit
Spider Monkey and I had noticed this place was unoccupied so thought we would go and check it out. Although the place has lost a lot of its grandeur over the years and the failed developments have further detracted, the building is still very impressive. The theatre was my personal highlight.

 

Stanford Hall - Morning sun shines into a room with two fireplaces

Stanford Hall – Morning sun shines into a room with two fireplaces

Stanford Hall - Fireplace in room

Stanford Hall – Fireplace in room

Stanford Hall - Nice fireplace

Stanford Hall – Nice fireplace

Stanford Hall - Another sunny room

Stanford Hall – Another sunny room

Stanford Hall - Room with alcoves

Stanford Hall – Room with alcoves

Stanford Hall - KitKat room

Stanford Hall – KitKat room

Stanford Hall - At the top of the staircase

Stanford Hall – At the top of the staircase

Stanford Hall - Top of stairs

Stanford Hall – Top of stairs

Stanford Hall - On the stairs

Stanford Hall – On the stairs

Stanford Hall - Looking down the stairs

Stanford Hall – Looking down the stairs

Stanford Hall - Fireplace in hallway

Stanford Hall – Fireplace in hallway

Stanford Hall - Staircase

Stanford Hall – Staircase

Stanford Hall - Theatre lobby

Stanford Hall – Theatre lobby

Stanford Hall - Theatre from the front

Stanford Hall – Theatre from the front

Stanford Hall - In the aisle of an amazing Art Deco theatre

Stanford Hall – In the aisle of an amazing Art Deco theatre

Stanford Hall - Theatre in great condition

Stanford Hall – Theatre in great condition

Stanford Hall - Wurlitzer organ in the theatre

Stanford Hall – Wurlitzer organ in the theatre

Stanford Hall - Original features in the Art Deco theatre

Stanford Hall – Original features in the Art Deco theatre

Stanford Hall - Original 1930s Brenkert Master Brenograph projector

Stanford Hall – Original 1930s Brenkert Master Brenograph projector

Stanford Hall - Projector detail

Stanford Hall – Projector detail

Stanford Hall - Projector controls

Stanford Hall – Projector controls

Stanford Hall - Brenkert Carbon Arc Projector

Stanford Hall – Brenkert Carbon Arc Projector

Stanford Hall - Spotlight

Stanford Hall – Spotlight

Stanford Hall - Record player

Stanford Hall – Record player

Stanford Hall - Original spotlight and record player

Stanford Hall – Original spotlight and record player

Stanford Hall - Projector workbench

Stanford Hall – Projector workbench

Stanford Hall - Reels of old film

Stanford Hall – Reels of old film

Stanford Hall - Huge entrance hall with oversized fireplace

Stanford Hall – Huge entrance hall with oversized fireplace

Stanford Hall - Entrance hall

Stanford Hall – Entrance hall

Stanford Hall - Entrance hall doorway

Stanford Hall – Entrance hall doorway

Stanford Hall - Pink entrance

Stanford Hall – Pink entrance

Stanford Hall - The ballroom

Stanford Hall – The ballroom

Stanford Hall - Modern meets old

Stanford Hall – Modern meets old

Stanford Hall - Fireplace detail

Stanford Hall – Fireplace detail

Stanford Hall - The large ornate ballroom

Stanford Hall – The large ornate ballroom

Stanford Hall - Wood panelled room

Stanford Hall – Wood panelled room

Stanford Hall - Master bedroom

Stanford Hall – Master bedroom

Stanford Hall - Master bedroom

Stanford Hall – Master bedroom

Stanford Hall - Fireplace detail

Stanford Hall – Fireplace detail

Stanford Hall - Parlour suite

Stanford Hall – Parlour suite

Stanford Hall - Bedroom with grand fireplace

Stanford Hall – Bedroom with grand fireplace

Stanford Hall - There were lots of bedrooms

Stanford Hall – There were lots of bedrooms

Stanford Hall - A grand room upstairs

Stanford Hall – A grand room upstairs

Stanford Hall - Decorated bedroom

Stanford Hall – Decorated bedroom

Stanford Hall - Marble bathroom

Stanford Hall – Marble bathroom

Stanford Hall - Murals in badminton court

Stanford Hall – Murals in badminton court

Stanford Hall - Badminton court

Stanford Hall – Badminton court

Stanford Hall - View onto terrace

Stanford Hall – View onto terrace

Further Reading
If you liked this report please also check out Spider Monkey's report over on Oblivion State
Stanford Hall, Nottinghamshire - Front of the building

Stanford Hall, Nottinghamshire – Front of the building

Stanford Hall, Nottinghamshire - Rear of the huge property

Stanford Hall, Nottinghamshire – Rear of the huge property





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