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Good news for Brook House?

A new development in the long running saga of Brook House in Tiptree, Essex has opened the possibility for some good news.  As had been reported here before, the lovely red-brick house in the heart of Tiptree was subject to … Continue reading

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The plot thickens and a row brews: Brook House, Essex

It seems that, despite the claims of the owner/developer of Brook House in Tiptree, Essex, English Heritage haven’t said that the house should be demolished.  Following on from the earlier story (Another house at risk from a developer: Brook House, … Continue reading

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Another house at risk from a developer: Brook House, Tiptree, Essex

It’s such a depressingly familiar pattern; a beautiful old house with grounds, falls into a state of neglect and is then bought by a developer.  With absolutely no incentive to maintain the house it slowly slips into a downward spiral … Continue reading

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Times Blog ponders ‘Who invented the “stately home”?’

A Twitter post from @Archispeak asking “Who coined the term “stately home” and when?” prompts the Times to delves into it’s archives to try and find an answer. The earliest mention in their archives is from February 1847 in a … Continue reading

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Hugh Johnson’s garden hit by thieves

The well-known wine critic Hugh Johnson has said there will be no more public open days to the garden at his home, Saling Hall in Essex, following thefts from the gardens. After 40 years of providing pleasure for many who … Continue reading

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