Hello Sally, Keith, Eileen, Kev, Pam and our no. 1 godmother Alison! We have really enjoyed visiting wild ruins together as a couple, and thought it would be ever so fitting to offer you a little adventure to an amazing wild ruin near Lincoln. Maybe you could plan a trip together! If and when you manage to visit, please take a selfie for us <3 we love you xxx

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Nocton Hall
Nocton, LN4 2BQ

Nocton Hall is a grand Jacobean mansion hidden among overgrown trees and shrubs. The large chestnut tree in the garden is said to have been planted by Katherine Howard, fifth wife of Henry VIII, during a royal visit in 1541. Despite its position behind a safety fence, this architectural masterpiece is a must-see in the area. It was built in 1841, adding to older buildings dating back to 1530. It was used as a convalescent home for American soldiers in the First World War. From the Second World War until its closure in the 1990 it alternated bwteeen an American and an RAF hospital. It remained empty for several years before being devastated by fire in 2004.

Map co-ordinates: 53.1658, -0.4136

Excerpt from 'Wild Ruins' by Dave Hamilton