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Standon Hall, Staffordshire added to Historic Buildings in West Midlands by D0c.Col on 10/05/2024

Standon Hall was built in 1910 as a manor house to the design of Liverpool architect J. Francis Doyle, and is located in Standon near Ecceshall, Staffordshire.
The Hall was formerly owned and built for Sir Thomas Anderton Salt, a director of the North Staffordshire Railway company, but its use as a family home was short-lived and was sold to Staffordshire County Council in 1925 for subsequent use as a hospital.
The establishment of pavilions for tuberculosis patients in 1930 and its successive orthopaedic treatment in the Hall itself established its role in providing medical care during critical periods in history, particularly in the early to mid-20th century when such diseases were prevalent. The medical facilities were also utilised in 1939 when it was temporarily requisitioned by the War Office to care for wounded soldiers.
Upon the opening of Stafford General Hospital in 1983, the NHS sold the property into the private sector and the manor house itself was converted into a residential care home for up to 22 elderly ladies and gentlemen and the outbuildings, then known as "The Beeches", specialised in dementia care for an additional 21 elderly residents.
Some 30 years later, plans were submitted to convert the hall into 19 apartments, and outbuildings into seven new homes, but the planning permission for the venture was eventually rejected in 2018.
The hall’s future was uncertain, like many old and abandoned buildings within the UK, it seemed destined to fall into disrepair, However, in 2019 the Grade II-listed hall, that had stood empty for several years and was being considered for auction, was purchased for the princely sum of £1.2 million by local entrepreneurs Joanne and Andrey Magiy and their journey to transform the disused building into a stunning wedding and events venue begun.
The Hall’s architectural significance and adaptive reuse reflect its enduring importance within the local community and after much hard graft and dedication to the task by their team; the building was rescued from dereliction and is now fully restored.

I parked in the hall's grounds and the management team at Standon granted me permission to film there.

Land owner permission obtained.

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Co-ordinates: 52.91552, -2.286529 • what3words: ///wordplay.automatic.pronouns

The originator declared that this location was not inside a Flight Restriction Zone at the time of being flown on 20/04/2024. It remains the responsibility of any pilot to check for any changes before flying at the same location.

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Wakefield Cathedral (By richrab)

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In a pedestrian zone, there is a lane and small courtyard just behind, Marked as TOAL point.

There is a RED FRZ in place but upon looking it is Helicopters only.
This area is close to the Prison FRZ so don't fly west from here.

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Tregoad Holiday Park (By lurch003)

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Kinlochleven overlooking Loch (By Airlessmean)

on the final push of my walk ii had this beautiful view!

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Co-ordinates: 56.71656, -4.962602 • what3words: ///digestion.tailing.stewing

Kings house Hotel (By Airlessmean)

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Co-ordinates: 56.652, -4.8401 • what3words: ///accordion.agency.webcams

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Spud Wood (By AlbionDrones)

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For a drone meet up turn right and follow the path to the meadow with the picnic bench and 2 other benches and its a nice open field to fly over alongside the woodland and canal - for the adventurous there are the woodland paths to fly through...

Walk straight ahead to the central clering, about 60m wide and about 1/4 mile long, bending left, sheltered between the trees..

Turn left and another much smaller meadow alongside the canal.

Easliy accessible with a shorter walk than Beacon Fell on what appears to be good solid ground.

A good few families walking, and dot walkers, but no-one had issue with the drones being flown, there are no 'no drone' signs, and nothing online I can find - owned by the Woodland Trust, who don't seem to have a drone policy on their website...

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Co-ordinates: 53.38314, -2.448541 • what3words: ///launched.showdown.redouble

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