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Vanished England

04 September 2009

1558 – Kirtling Hall, Cambridgeshire

Architect: Francis Adams Kirtling Towers is all that now remains of the ancient Kirtling Hall, originally built about the reign of Henry VI but the main part of the building was pulled down...

09 March 2013

1832 – Royal Arcade, Newcastle upon Tyne

Architect: John Dobson A fine shopping arcade constructed in the early 1830s. Designed by Newcastle architect John Dobson (1787-1865), and built by Newcastle developer Richard Grainger (1797-1861). Demolished in the 1960s.

10 March 2013

1836 – Costessey Hall, Norfolk

Architect: J.C. Buckler Between 1826 to 1836, J. C. Buckler built a Gothic castle for Lord Stafford which was several times larger than the original Tudor hall nearby, with many towers and mock-Tudor...

06 January 2014

1850 – Sailors’ Home, Liverpool

Architect: John Cunningham Liverpool Sailors’ Home, was designed to provide safe, inexpensive lodging for sailors, and to offer educational and recreational opportunities. It operated from 1850 to July 1969. The building was demolished...

24 January 2012

1852 – Holloway Prison, London

Architect: James Bunstone Bunning Originally constructed by the City of London at a cost of £92,650. Holloway was opened in 1852 as a mixed prison, but due to growing demand for space for...

30 January 2013

1855 – Church of St. John the Baptist, Bedminster, Somerset

Architect: John Norton Cconsecrated on 30th October 1855, but plans for a spire were never realised. Burnt out on 24th November 1940 when it was hit by an incendiary bomb. Most of the...

08 November 2012

1857 – Art Treasures Exhibition Building, Manchester, Lancashire

Architect: Francis Fowke & Edward Salomons A temporary exhibition structure built to hold the ‘Art Treasures of Great Britain” from 5 May to 17 October 1857. The idea for an exhibition in Manchester...

04 January 2013

1859 – Houndiscombe House, Plymouth, Devon

Architect: James Hine Demolished in 1907. “THIS house, situate within the borough of Plymouth, on the North-road has lately been erected for Mr. William Derry, from designs by Mr, James Hine, architect. On...

21 March 2013

1861 – St. George’s School, Newcastle-under-lyme, Staffordshire

Architect: James Trubshaw From The Building News: “THIS school, of which we give an illustration, was recently erected to meet the urgent educational wants of an outlying populous locality in one of the...