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Vanished England

22 April 2014

1899 – Cavenham Hall, Suffolk

Architect: A.N. Prentice Constructed 1899, and demolished 1949. The architect, A.N. Prentice’s other work at the estate including gatehouses still exists. “This house, which is now in course of completion has been built...

05 February 2011

1899 – Post Office, Liverpool

Architect: Henry Tanner Probably one of the finest post office buildings in the UK, reminiscent of a French chateau. Unfortunately, the building was severely damaged in the May blitz in 1941, resulting in...

19 February 2012

1899 – Royal Duchess Theatre, Balham, London

Architect: W.G.R. Sprague The Royal Duchess Theatre had a flamboyant Beaux-Arts style exterior was topped by a huge copper dome which was surmounted by a cupola, upon which was a posed a Classical...

08 June 2012

1900 – Carlton Theatre, Saltley, Birmingham

Architect: Thomas Guest The Carlton Theatre on the corner of Saltley Road and Nechells Place, Birmingham was designed by Thomas Guest at a cost of £14,000. The Theatre opened on the 16th of...

12 July 2009

1908 – Palace of British Applied Arts, Franco British Exhibition, London

Architect: James B. Fulton Fulton designed the Palace of British Applied Arts and other buildings buildings for the Franco British Exhibition of 1908. The Franco-British Exhibition was a large public fair, designed to...

01 October 2013

1918 – Midland Rd. Infants’ School, Bradford, Yorkshire

Architect: William Williamson From The Building News, January 29, 1919: “This school has recently been erected in the Midland Road, Manningham, for 250 infants. The front aspect is south- east, and entrances are...

05 June 2011

1919 – “The Stone & Faggot” Inn, Little Yeldham, Essex

Architect: Basil Oliver Closed as a public house, and converted into a private residence. In the village bakery in the 18th century, faggots of sticks were used to heat stones on which bread...

31 March 2013

1919 – Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith St., London

Architect: C.J. Pawley Demolished, and a reproduction facade constructed to front a new vast office block for government departments. Published in The Building News, August 27 1919: “This spacious block of Government office...

21 May 2013

1920 – Avon India Rubber Co., Euston Rd., London

Architect: Robert Angell From The Building News, September 3 1920: “The building is a new London depot for the Avon India Rubber Company. Ltd. The premises have frontages in the Euston Road, Fitzroy...