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England’s most ‘at risk’ country houses; English Heritage 2013 report

Though he his House of polish’t marble built Yet shall it ruine like the Moth’s fraile cell.* There is a long tradition of the romanticisation of ruins and decay, but watching once grand houses slide into dereliction is thankfully now … Continue reading

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How to get depressed quickly: the English Heritage Buildings at Risk Register 2010

This blog has highlighted several country houses which are at risk but the true scale of the issue is unfortunately much larger, as the publication of the 2010 English Heritage Buildings at Risk Register shows. Country houses all too easily … Continue reading

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English Heritage grant helps towards Sockburn Hall restoration

A project to restore the long-neglected Sockburn Hall has received a boost with a grant for £37,000 from English Heritage.  This is in addition to the £38,000 it was also awarded last year as part of a long-term project to … Continue reading

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