The place was deserted
As a kid I lived in Hangleton in the early 1960s and remember Hangleton Manor very well. Friends and I used to sneak in and walk round the place. The manor was deserted; derelict in the kitchen area but still fully furnished everywhere else. Over time the place was vandalised but in 1964 when I first snuck in, I think at aged about seven years old, most of the place was clean and tidy – as though it had only just closed.
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A very deep well
The kitchen however, was derelict, and papers and ledgers were strewn all over the floor. They dated back to 1920 as I recall. In the kitchen area was a well and as kids we threw stones in. It was uncovered and we could have fallen in – and it was very deep. There was a pig farm out the back, where the houses are now. It obviously fell into disuse for a period in the early 60s before it was revived as a pub.