Lost Country Houses of Kent by Martin Easdown

By Martin Easdown

nation homes have been the showpieces of the nation’s elite and Kent can nonetheless boast many of the most interesting examples, with Leeds fortress, Chevening, Cobham corridor, Knole, Penshurst position, Mereworth and Broome Park to call yet a couple of. unfortunately, the county has additionally witnessed the demolition of a number of of its grander homes as a result of adjustments in social behavior and the decline and amalgamation of serious estates, let alone hearth, dry rot and demise tasks. Estates of contemporary homes now conceal the location of the numerous misplaced homes, whereas the is still of foundations, surviving front motels and different outbuildings, and some backyard positive factors are available if hunted for. it's evocative to imagine that what was such a majestic construction, the centre and social hub of the world, is now quite a few scanty is still in a field.

This is the 1st e-book to add the misplaced state homes of the ‘Garden of britain’ and Martin Easdown offers us with one hundred twenty examples of the grandest mansions that experience disappeared, indexed in gazetteer shape with illustrations. He additionally presents us with a number of examples, similar to Oxney courtroom, the place the home has come again to existence after years of dereliction.

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