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26 March 2013

1733 – Desart Court, Callan, Co. Kilkenny

Architect: Edward Lovett Pearce A Palladian house of two storeys over a basement, joined to two two-storey wings by curved sweeps from around 1733, and attributed to Edward Lovett Pearce. The centre block...

24 March 2013

1862 – Ettington Park, Warwickshire

Architect: John Prichard Belonging to the Shirley family for hundreds of years, in 1858, Evelyn Philip Shirley, “finding the property in much need of repair”, decided to carry out a major rebuilding programme....

18 March 2013

1854 – Castlewellan, Co. Down

Architect: William Burn Constructed for the 4th Earl Annesley between 1852 and 1854 in a Scots Baronial style. Finished in granite, it’s a rather austere building despite the numerous small towers. A large...

16 March 2013

1868 – Leyes Wood, Sussex

Architect: Richard Norman Shaw Designed as a mansion for James W. Temple. A fantastic victorian confection of brick, gables and chimneys, displaying a knowledge of tradition building forms, it is designed as a...

16 March 2013

1872 – Seacox Heath, Ticehurst, Sussex

Architect: Slater & Carpenter Built in 1871. Architects Carpenter and Slater. Tall mansion in the style of a French chateau. Three storeys and attic. Seven windows. Ashlar. Slate roof with three steep French...

16 March 2013

1868 – Lythe Hill, Haslemere, Surrey

Architect: Frederick Pepys Cockerell During 1957 this house was taken over by the Admiralty for use by the staff of Commodore Naval Drafting and was named HMS Centurion. The Royal Navy moved from...

16 March 2013

1861 – Wexham Lodge, Buckinghamshire

Architect: John Barnett From The Building News, January 18 1861: “THE engraving presents a view of an Elizabethan mansion, from tho designs of Mr. John Barnett, architect, now completing for Joseph Grote, Esq.,...

11 March 2013

1805 – North Barningham Hall, Norfolk

Barningham Hall was built for Sir Edward Paston in 1612. It is said to have replaced an earlier hall, situated to the east between the present building and the lake. In 1805, the...

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...