- RT @ScalesceughHall: @LostHeritage @ITVborder The heritage will not be lost completely. The external walls appear to be in good shape and w… 4 hours ago
- RT @LostHeritage: A devastating fire has destroyed the main part of Scalesceugh Hall, Cumbria. Built in 1910, this Edwardian house was orga… 4 hours ago
- RT @Countrylifemag: Ham House, Richmond. This spectacular Jacobean house on the banks of one of the prettiest stretches of the Thames is on… 7 hours ago
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Despite the image of wealth and power a country house might create, in reality their existence is far more precarious – as can be seen with nearly 1,800 houses lost over the last two centuries. A house facing the threats … Continue reading
One often forgotten aspect of local newspapers is their ability to draw on their archives and provide reminders of local history. The local paper frequently played an important part in publicising the goings on at the ‘big house’, reporting the … Continue reading
Country houses were always a community with not only the family but also a significant number of staff. Yet as these houses became more uneconomical and houses emptied, large sections often lay dormant, until the family moved out and, in … Continue reading