Wednesday 15 February 2012

Lost Forever

Lathom, the finest Palladian mansion in Lancashire, lost after the 3rd Earl sold up in 1925
An interesting story in today's Mail Online entitled ‘The majestic historic mansions that were demolished to make way for the bypasses and housing estates of modern life’.  And of course the gardens went, too. 

The article contains some great photos (and the book the article features  Felling The Ancient Oaks  should be good if depressing read, too.) Important, I think to be reminded of such losses and to remember that our heritage, both architectural and garden, remains under constant  threat.  We must remain vigilant - especially since gardens are not accorded the same statutory protection as buildings are through the 'Listed' system.

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