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    UK - "Ideal beach chalet" - former mortuary; possibly haunted - invites attention

    Comes complete with mortuary slab. Possibly listing at only 25,000. Fun for the quick AND the dead.

    Gloom with a view: Grade II listed chalet with sea views
    for sale... One catch: It used to be used as a mortuary
    (Daily Mail)
    Offered: A bijou dwelling with sweeping sea views... and cosy mortuary slab. Possibly haunted.

    As potential beach huts go this ex mortuary in Saltburn, where the bodies of drowned seamen were once brought, is not the most obvious choice for a relaxing day at the seaside.
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    As well as the stone slab, the mortuary also boasts a sinister hook hanging from the roof beams and a wooden gurney once used to lay out drowned mariners for which the mortuary was built in 1881.

    Local historians say bodies lost at sea tended to arrive at the point on the seafront due to prevailing tides and corpses were still be recovered to there in the 1960s.
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    more, with pictures, at DM link above

    And the home of what can be your next gloomy getaway: Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorks (Wiki)

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    It even has skylights! What a steal!

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    Dibs on the slab. Many have slept deeply there.

    Naysayers are everywhere these days:
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    However, Nick Noble, of Saltburn Surf Hire and Surf School, has voiced his concerns, he added: 'The thing is with the morgue is that it's got a very difficult aspect in terms of its frontage.

    'It borders straight onto a busy road and on a dangerous bend, I would hate to think of people carrying equipment across.'
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    Mortuary expected to be turned into chalet after being put up for sale (metro.co.uk)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
    Dibs on the slab. Many have slept deeply there.

    Naysayers are everywhere these days:

    Mortuary expected to be turned into chalet after being put up for sale (metro.co.uk)
    You're keen on that built in neck/head rest, aren't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oh_gal View Post
    You're keen on that built in neck/head rest, aren't you?
    Looks inviting. Ultimate in comfort, the last word in it in fact.

    As for grumpy Mr Noble in the Metro blurb above, he seems to be missing the point; dangerous thoroughfare separating the chalet and the beach? Well, sir, what better thing then as the building IS IN FACT A MORTUARY!

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    I love it, I want it!!! I can visualise the decor. I would use the slab as a dining table!
    England's dancing days are done...

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    A bit of a little tour here - with the view from the slab - along with a history: The Mortuary at Saltburn (saltburnbysea.com)



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