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Welsh ‘Versailles’ still awaiting saviour: Kinmel Hall for sale

When Kinmel Hall was bought in March 2006 by an investment company it was almost immediately advertised on their website as a ‘a unique development opportunity’ with plans for use as either hotel, spa, offices, conference venue or apartments.  Yet, … Continue reading

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Proposal for Trentham Hall to be rebuilt as a hotel

One of the greatest losses in the many country houses demolished in the 20th-century was that of Trentham Hall, the Staffordshire seat of the Dukes of Sutherland.  Originally a large Georgian house, it was rebuilt and greatly extended for the … Continue reading

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Lowther Castle to be partially restored

Empty since 1942, Lowther Castle was used during WWII as a weapons research lab and the grounds as a practice ground for tanks who did their best to destroy the ornaments, fountains, paths and gardens.  The house was not lived in … 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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