I made two visits to GT Manor a beautiful old house set in the English countryside. Although most of the house has been abandoned for some time a small part of the house had been sealed off and was being used as a home. Making an interesting explore as you can hear them moving around and listening to their television through the wall. On my first visit the owner was washing his car outside, so I had to sneak in around the back.
In 1780 and 1793 GT estate was bought by George Stratton, who had made a fortune in the East India Company. He died in March 1800 and was succeeded by his son George Frederick Stratton. The manor house had evidently fallen into disrepair, as the Strattons lived in a smaller Georgian dower house slightly to the south of it and had the manor house demolished in about 1803. In 1808 George Frederick Stratton engaged the Scots botanist and garden designer John Loudon, who laid out north and south drives in G T Park and planted ornamental trees in and around the village, which today enhance its picturesque appearance.
In 1815-1816 Matthew Robinson Boulton, the son of the manufacturer Matthew Boulton of Soho, Birmingham, bought GT Estate. In 1825 Boulton added a Gothic Revival library to the east end of the house, and in the middle of the 19th century the Boulton family added a large Tudor style section to the west end.GT Manor remained with the Boulton family until M.E. Boulton died without heirs in 1914.
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