Boreatton Park from the air
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aerial photograph of Boreatton Park Outdoor Activity centre , Baschurch Shrewsbury SY4 2EZ.Built in 1857, Boreatton Park is what is known as Victorian "calendar" house. These were built where architectural features were constructed using numbers associated with dates, for example it has 12 chimneys, each surmounted by 7 Chimney Pots. The building has 52 doors, 12 main bedrooms and seven staircases . The owner was made bankrupt before the building was complete and t was completed by a group of businessmen. In 1857 Boreatton Park was bought by a Dr Sankey and became a lunatic asylum. In the 20th century it served as a school and today it is used as an activity holiday centre.
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