The strange and mysterious abandoned ‘doctor’s house’

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The strange and mysterious abandoned ‘doctor’s house’

Who would live in a gothic manor like this? Mysterious abandoned ‘doctor’s house’ has five vintage cars in the garage, yellowing copies of Which Car magazine littering the halls and swimming pool covered with moss

  • Manor house in Hampole, near Doncaster, is full of 20-year-old magazines and obsolete technology
  • It is said to have been owned by psychiatrist Neil Silvester, who recommended release of killer Carol Barratt two days before she stabbed young girl to death

These eerie images show how a gothic manor which was abandoned by its occupants has become a timewarp after being neglected for 20 years.

The mansion in Hampole, near Doncaster, dubbed the ‘doctor’s house’ by locals, is filled with old magazines, obsolete technology and vintage cars which are rusting away.

Its state rooms are falling apart, while the swimming pool is covered with moss.

The building, which is known as both ‘Manor House’ and ‘Ivy Farm Manor’, is believed to have belonged to a notorious psychiatrist who once discharged a patient two days before she killed an 11-year-old girl.

Neil Silvester authorised the release of Carol Barratt from psychiatric care in April 1991 even though she had threatened a young girl with a knife and tried to strangle a medic.

The 24-year-old patient then randomly attacked schoolgirl Emma Brodie and stabbed her to death in a Doncaster shopping centre.

An inquiry found that Dr Silvester had made ‘a serious error of clinical judgement’ and he seems to have moved out of his Hampole home soon afterwards, although he continued to practice at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

A hint at the house’s previous occupancy is provided by a crumbling copy of the journal Advances in Psychiatric Treatment which was found in the home.

There are a number of magazines including copies of Which Car, a 40-year-old issue of Popular Hi-Fi and an edition of the now-defunct Today newspaper from October 1991.

The last occupant’s interest in cars is shown by the five vintage cars left in the garage and elsewhere on the property, including a Marcos 1800GT and a 1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV.

A reminder of how long the home has been abandoned is provided by the discovery of a Betamax tape, a format which went out of fashion nearly 30 years ago.

Photographers David Morley, 30, and Steve Vernon, 36, both from Doncaster, explored the derelict building which has been left open to the elements.

‘It was very eerie inside, the house was just abandoned,’ Mr Morley said.

‘It looks as if time has stood still. It’s easy to imagine that the previous owner left his life behind to start again somewhere else.

‘There were five vintage cars at the property. We got the impression that the old study would have been beautiful before it was abandoned. Papers had been thrown all over the place.
The strange and mysterious abandoned ‘doctor’s house’

A shocking discovery in the UK of a Mysterious abandoned ‘doctor’s house’ that has five vintage cars in the garage is a modern day mystery.

The mansion in Hampole, near Doncaster, UK which has been dubbed the ‘doctor’s house’ by locals, is filled with old magazines, obsolete technology and vintage cars which are rusting away.

Its state rooms are falling apart, while the swimming pool is covered with moss. The previous owner is also connected to a strange murder mystery.

The last occupant’s interest in cars is shown by the five vintage cars left in the garage and elsewhere on the property, including a Marcos 1800GT and a 1964 Humber Super Snipe Series IV

The strange and mysterious abandoned ‘doctor’s house’

The building, which is known as both ‘Manor House’ and ‘Ivy Farm Manor’, is believed to have belonged to a notorious psychiatrist who once discharged a patient two days before she killed an 11-year-old girl.

Neil Silvester authorised the release of Carol Barratt from psychiatric care in April 1991 even though she had threatened a young girl with a knife and tried to strangle a medic.

The 24-year-old patient then randomly attacked schoolgirl Emma Brodie and stabbed her to death in a Doncaster shopping centre.

An inquiry found that Dr Silvester had made ‘a serious error of clinical judgement’ and he seems to have moved out of his Hampole home soon afterwards, although he continued to practice at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

 

The strange and mysterious abandoned ‘doctor’s house’

Strangely, it later emerged that he had been short-listed for one of the annual awards given by national newspaper Hospital Doctor. However Dr Silvester nominated himself and members of his team for achievements at the DRI’s psychiatric unit.

Originally posted 2016-12-16 12:59:26. Republished by Blog Post Promoter