So here we take a look at Heckington Manor a large Georgian Town house in Lincolnshire.
A manor house has stood here since the Tudor period however this is not the original house that was built on this site.
During the 1950's Heckington Manor served as an orphanage and later in the 1960's it was a care home for the elderly. In the late 1970's Dr Mostafa Morsy made a large investment into Heckington Manor to open Ferdowse Clinic an alcohol dependency clinic.
The Ferdowse Clinic closed in 2002 when the government cut funding on this type of care. The property has been up for sale for a number of years now. Time has taken its toll on the site. I first visited here a number of years ago and there was some water damage now there is lots of vandalism, even the fireplace you see at the end has been stolen, and obviously more water damage.
Dr Morsy wants to flatten the house as the cost of keeping it sealed and the nuisance it has caused to the local community is taking its toll. Sadly the local council will not approve the application of demolition even though the building is not listed, police have been called to attend the site over 50 times and developers are interested in the site if its approved which surely can only benefit the local community.
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