Lords of The Manor (formerly Oatesdale) – Hidcote – Mooi River

Lord of the Manor bullet holed door into ladies bar (2)

Lords of the Manor – it was ostensibly on this bar stool that a previous owner was shot. The bullet holes are visible in the door

Lord of the Manor Chapel (7)

Lords of the Manor Chapel

Lord of the Manor front facade (2)

Lords of the Manor – Main original building 1887

I have recently added an album of this well known venue in the KZN Midlands, that was built by Edward Oates, starting in 1887 and completed after the Boer war, when it was used as a school. It became known as Lords of the Manor after a refurbishment in 2007.

The property is now run as a boutique hotel, restaurant and wedding venue. The manager informed me that one of the previous owners was assassinated whilst sitting in the bar from a position in the garden. He did not elaborate on the reason!

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