Mongewell Park or the former Carmel College as it became known for a while. Mongewell is mentioned in the Domesday book and has a church that dates back to the 12th century. Mongewell Park was formally the home the Bishop of Llandaf before the hose was replaced with a mansion in 1890 for Alexander Frazer who's initials can be seen on the lodge house. Frazer died in 1916 and the place was used for a hospital for wounded officers in World War One, it was then sold to American millionaire Howard Gould. As he was an atheist he had the lane that went to the church sunk so he did not see the parishioners going to the parish church in the grounds. The place was sold in 1939 and used by the RAF till it was sold to become Carmel College a Jewish Boarding school till it closed in 1997 it now awaits redevelopment.
Looking across the lawn to the ornamental pond. Past that you can see one of the additional Carmel College buildings.
The Tennis courts which could have been added by Frazer.
Walking back from the boathouse past the manor house you come across this area which at fist I thought was a compost heap
But inside the trees you find the founder of Carmel College's Grave.
Which I felt looked very sad and neglected considering what he had done, seemed even worse that the place had ceased to be what he had created.
The school classrooms across the ornamental lake.
Look through the window and it looks like the kids went home on Friday and never came back.
The science classrooms still had equipment in them.
A swimming pool which I might add I have used when I used to be in Benson Divers.
No water in it now though.
The place had it's own synagogue .
Nearby is an amphitheater which no longer saw any plays done in the place
Sir Keith Joseph opened the new computer laboratory.
Which at the time probably looked quite modern but now looks old and shabby.