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Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Ghost Gate Lodge


sad to say, in contrast with yesterday's sweet little cottage, this gate lodge outside of Lisburn, has slowly been left to fall apart.

Gate lodges are architecturally important and were built before the days of intercoms and WiFi etc, so a gate keeper was employed to secure entry to important estates and manors.



The last remaining lattice window pane in the mullioned window.  Wouldn't it have been a very pretty lodge?

It does have a new sign though!


Linking with Wordless Wednesday HERE

Signs, Signs HERE

37 comments:

  1. ...forget the sign, it needs a roof!

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  2. I am sure it was a beautiful lodge!

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  3. I'm so glad you've "captured" it in photos to always remember...what a lovely little spot, such charm...yes, as always, I could be happy there! Do you know how old it might be?

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  4. What a pity it's been abandoned.

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  5. That is a great shame, it could have been made into a nice home

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  6. Hello, it would be nice to see this place fixed up. It is cute! Have a happy day!

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  7. ah, needs a little refurbishing, indeed.

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  8. I've always liked those lattice window panes. I don't see them here.

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  9. Sweet little house, thanks for sharing :)

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  10. It's sad to see all alone and crumbling away.

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  11. Such a shame!!!!!! Such a shame!!!!

    Wonder who actually owns it now.... It could be saved. It could be added onto, to make it livable. Anything is possible. All that is needed, is a clear deed to the property, and money. :-)

    Oh that one remaining window! It's a wonder that it has not been spirited away, in the dark of night.

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  12. I agree, sad it´s left to fall apart.

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  13. Well ~ guess everything and everyone has its day ~ but a beautiful building ~ wish someone would buy and live in it ~ neat photos!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  14. Yes it would be a wonderful small lodge. Sad to see it's becoming a ruin.

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  15. It could still be fixed up, and looks worth doing so.

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  16. Ha Christine, dit moet vroeger een fraai bouwwerk zijn geweest. Ik hou meer van deze toestand, heb je altijd iets om over te fantaseren.
    Groetjes kees.

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  17. It looks like it was (and still is) a beautiful building.

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  18. It's a lovely looking building, I wonder why it was left to deteriorate, it deserves a better fate.

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  19. Yes I do belive that in it's day it was a gorgeous lodge. So sad to see it fall into disrepair.

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  20. Shall we hold out hope that it may be fixed up one day?

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  21. Must have been really nice in its time. Maybe some one will come along and restore it.

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  22. I have never seen one of these! I wish someone would donate money to keep it up and repair it, wouldn't that be wonderful!

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  23. It has amazing details if only someone would give it tender loving care!

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  24. Looks also a bit on a tomb.

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  25. Interesting and I too hope it's restored to it's former glory.

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  26. Beautiful photos, Christine! I'm always very sorry if I see how beautiful, old buildings fall, on the other hand, they have a special charm on photos then again...

    Greetings, Nina

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  27. Admired the architecture of this cute little cottage! Well built using rocks
    Nice capture

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  28. The remains of the sweet little cottage are still beautiful. I love buildings that have seen better days. To me they are filled with antiquated charm and memories.

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  29. I was surprised to see that the roof was gone. Someone needs to come along and put a bunch of rafters back on to it. I suppose it had a slater roof.

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  30. Wonderful building but it certainly needs a roof over a new sign...and new doorways. The doors look to be sealed up with concrete. But certainly what remains is lovely.

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  31. It's interesting that these walls are still standing. I love the design and the window is awesome. I heard somewhere that roofs were removed so they would be considered 'unlivable' and, therefore, no taxes could be collected.

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  32. Looks like it was a beauty in it's day...

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  33. What a little gem! How lovely it would be to see it restored. Great shots!

    Andrea

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  34. It is always sad to see buildings falling apart, but it is beautiful in its disrepair.

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