The abandoned Manor Syck Farm farmhouse.
The abandoned Manor Syck Farm farmhouse.

Beautiful pictures reveal inside of long-abandoned Chesterfield farm

Beautiful photographs taken by an urban explorer have revealed the state of decay in a long-abandoned Chesterfield farm.

Manor Syck Farm, on Church Street North, Old Whittington, is believed to have stood empty for more than 15 years – and the years of dereliction have taken their toll with windows smashed, paint peeling and nature reclaiming the site.

Urban explorer Lost Places & Forgotten Faces, who visited and shared these images on their Facebook page, said: “The farm, which consisted of two dwellings, stables, garages and other outbuildings, fell into a state of disrepair over time.

“It was noted for storing old vehicles, including rare Royal Mail carts, however as of 2021 these have been salvaged and removed.

“Not much to report other than a very cold, very muddy explore.

“The houses are pretty knackered, but there was an impressive cold slab, used to store milk and meat in a time before fridges, hiding in the basement.”

The site was owned by farmer Sam Hadfield, who, the explorer said, retired in 2005.

An online obituary shows Mr Hadfield died in an Oxfordshire care home in 2008 – and the farm is thought to have been empty ever since.

Chesterfield Council did grant planning permission for the redevelopment of the farm, including conversion of three barns and refurbishment of the farmhouse, in 2012, but the development never happened. and new build detached farmhouse garage and detached property

The explorer said: “The farm has since sat dormant, falling further into a state of dereliction.”

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