Atop a hill in south Liverpool lies Woolton Hall, a Grade I listed building. Built in 1704, Woolton Hall has had many lives: a family home & manor house, hotel, convent & school and finally an events venue.
For the last decade the house has attracted attention and posed problems. Abandoned and slowly decaying, television crews carelessly use it as a backdrop, urban explorers continue to gain access, and developers try to exploit it. Unsure how to care for the Graded building, it’s spent beauty lies under the dust.
Water forces it’s way in from the roof, and mushrooms through the walls, but Woolton Hall still stands tall...with the help of a few people.
This is a record of my time in Woolton Hall, a building that is listed, but now lost.
Shot on 4x5 film.
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