|Lathom, the finest Palladian mansion in Lancashire, lost after the 3rd Earl sold up in 1925|
Wednesday, 15 February 2012
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.