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    Senior Member Country: Lithuania Cooper S's Avatar
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    Just heard that this iconic location - the former Shoppenhangers Manor in Maidenhead - has been reduced to rubble. Dating back to at least the 1890s (if not earleir) this Tudoresque hall was a landmark on the hillside south of the town, and seems to have been demolished with barely a protest. So much for the conservation of historic and attractive buildings !

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    Shocking!!!

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    Senior Member Country: UK Chevyman's Avatar
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    Seems to be the case:-
    Shoppenhangers Manor (Now demolished)

    Sad:-(

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    At least I did get to see it some years ago on one of Jaz Wiseman's The Morning After location tours.

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    Senior Member Country: Lithuania Cooper S's Avatar
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    Seems to have gone a while back, although I only heard about it yesterday. I thought it was just the hotel nearby that had been demolished. Can't believe that it was 2003 when I first identified it and Tony flagged it up on the Avengerland site. Seems like only a few weeks ago !

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    I'm very sad to hear this news. That was a great location too. Regrettably not one I ever got to see.

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    Demolished in 2007 apparently. Berkshire History: Shoppenhangers (Bray)
    Though only built in 1915 it was a good example of its period and I'm surprised it wasn't listed.

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    I visited it when i stayed at the Holiday Inn next door, in 2006.
    It was empty and run down but still looked OK.
    Set in nice grounds and I enjoyed the experience.

    I was disappointed to see it had been demolished the following year when I returned.

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