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A religious conversion: Rempstone Hall

In the early part of the 20th-century one option for a country house to avoid demolition was to be converted to institutional use.  In this way, many houses became schools, hospitals or offices, but also some became religious institutions – … Continue reading

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Still available for sale – the country houses proving difficult to sell

Despite the enthusiasm of the estate agents, it seems that some of the most impressive houses featured in the glossy adverts at the front of Country Life magazine are proving difficult to sell.  Whether this is due to a poor … Continue reading

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Scraptoft Hall at risk from ‘rescue’

A proposal to restore Scraptoft Hall, a much-neglected Georgian mansion, as part of a large development scheme has been challenged by English Heritage.  In what may be seen as a return to the mis-guided approaches of the 1970s and 80s, … Continue reading

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Leicestershire County Council to sell Beaumanor Hall?

As in any time of austerity hard choices have to be made as to whether to sell assets.  The councillors of Leicestershire County Council are currently discussing whether they should retain ownership of Beaumanor Hall, near Woodhouse which is currently … Continue reading

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