Ruinous Marvelous: Bancroft Ruins on Gibbet Hill

March 28, 2018 — These ruins in Groton, Massachusetts, were originally supposed to be a castle-like mansion atop a hill named after the gallows. But fate turned and it became a sanitarium. Then it turned again and it became a hunt club. And then it turned one final time and burned to the ground. Now, more than 110 after its first stone was laid, all that's left is a a set of spooky stone ruins atop a hill with a macabre name. I trudge up the hill in cold and snow to see what can be seen.














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