Nymans Ruins


Since the house was purchased by Ludwig Messel and his wife Annie, back in the 1890’s there have been generations of the Messel family living at Nymans, with the eldest son of Ludwig’s and Annie, Leonard, inheriting the house in 1915.

Leonard and Maud Messel, renovated the house to what it is today.

However, inn 1947, just 19 years after the house was restored at Nymans, there was a tragic fire that destroyed most of the house. What with rationing and restrictions on building materials, the house was never fully restored. It was made safe for the owners to live in. Today, it still stands as it did after that fateful fire.

A photograph of the fire ruins at Nymans in West Sussex.

Camera Settings

Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Lens: Canon EF-S18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
F/Number: f/6.3
ISO: 100
Focal Distance: 18 mm

Shutter Speed: 1/100 sec
Photograph Date: 22.10.2022
Location: Nymans in West Sussex
Photographer: Ash
Software: Adobe Lightroom Classic and On1PhotoRAW 2023


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4 responses to “Nymans Ruins”

  1. So sad about the fire short after restauration…. For the moment it looks great again but I suppose it lost some useful surface.

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    1. Yes, it will decay eventually over the years.

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  2. That’s a very dramatic shot. A sad story about the fire though.

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    1. Yes it is sad… We haven’t been there for 8 years and hasn’t been any restoration works done.

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