Danger - Keep Out
It just piques my curiosity.
I saw this plate which someone had thrown out of the house, the scene very closely mirrored the shot by Januaryman in What Are Hubcaps For ? (scroll down).
This vast property sits in the middle of affluent Ilkley, it has obviously been abandoned for a considerable period of time.
The house sits in a large, and very wild, garden and the land alone must be worth a huge amount of money. I'm still very much a small boy when it comes to places like this, I feel drawn to explore them. I've wandered around a few times in the old Middleton Hospital grounds on the other side of town, I traipse regularly beyond "Private" and "No entry" signs when I'm out hiking, and I have even walked through one or two of the vast gardens/estates on the outer edges of Ilkley, and elsewhere.
There was something quite magical in the garden, as I pushed my way through some low hanging branches to get back to the road a small deer walked past only a few feet from me. Wonderful, deer right in the very heart of Ilkley. Explore a little (carefully though, cause no damage and don't put yourself in harm's way), you never know what you might find.