December 24, 2015


Jimmy Page's Former Manor Destroyed in Fire

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A historic manor in the Scottish Highlands previously owned by Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page has been destroyed in a fire. The guitarist purchased Boleskine House in 1970, with hopes to renovate it for a songwriting base, Ultimate Classic Rock reports. 

Page reportedly spent little time at the manor before selling it in 1992. However, according to the guitarist's website, his fantasy sequence in Led Zeppelin's 1976 concert movie, The Song Remains the Same, was filmed on a hillside behind the home.

Firefighters responded to the blaze on Wednesday afternoon, with roughly 60 percent of the house already destroyed. It was determined later that no one was inside, the Belfast Telegraph reports.

One of the manor's pre-Page owners was occultist-magician-mystic Aleister Crowley, who died in 1947 at age 72. In his younger days, Page was famously intrigued by Crowley's writings and even owned an occult-centric bookshop, Equinox, named after a series of his publications.