Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The lost country houses of England

The Lost Heritage website lists all the significant country houses it knows to have been demolished, destroyed or ruined and also provides historical notes and photos on many individual properties.

The photograph above shows Papillon Hall near Lubenham in Leicestershire. It was rebuilt by Lutyens in the Edwardian era but demolished in 1950.

1 comment:

Democritus Minor said...

A sad loss but Leicestershire has a poor track record on preserving country houses.

Gopsall and Garendon are tragic post WW2 losses.