Nettleham Hall – Nettleham, England - Atlas Obscura

Nettleham Hall

Nettleham, England

An abandoned 18th century manse looks like something out of an Indiana Jones movie. 

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On an otherwise quiet country road, you will find a great wrought iron gate originally made in 1720 for the now derelict church of St. Peter at Arches Lincoln. Behind those gates, you would be mistaken for thinking it was just woodland, hidden behind the trees are the ruins of Nettleham Hall.

There’s the original groundskeeper’s house, in quite a dilapidated state. Just farther on there is a “DANGER Keep Out!” sign and then, peering out of the undergrowth like something from an Indiana Jones movie, what remains of Nettleham Hall, home to the Hood family, a rich and affluent member of the Nettleham community for many years. 

Nettleham Hall was ravaged by fire in 1937, and has been left abandoned ever since. Now there is only a shell left, no roof or floors, with foliage creeping up the walls and great trees growing throughout. 

Because the building is on private property, you can’t actually access the ruins. But you can still stop alongside the road to peek at the gate and imagine what lies hidden behind it.

Know Before You Go

Do not attempt to enter the property. It is on private property, and as such you will be trespassing as it is not open to the public. The buildings are also in a state of disrepair, making them dangerous.

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