Blackborough House, Vehicle Breaker’s Yard, Devon

Blackborough House was formerly home to a giant car scrapyard, which surrounded this Grade II Listed building, but it is now being converted into luxury flats.

Built in 1838, it first became a vehicle breakers’ yard in 1951. According to Wikipedia, in 2013 the grounds of the house were used as a location in a low budget horror movie called ‘In Fear’.

These photos of Blackborough, in Devon, were taken in 2016, with permission from the owner, Ralph, a former amateur racing driver.

Ralph was rather wary, explaining that Blackborough had been repeatedly trespassed by “people with cameras” and they’d stolen things. As a result, I wasn’t allowed to go any further than the outskirts of the property.

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