A big house, a big big house
October 6, 2017 6:50 AM   Subscribe

Fascinating. I will spend weeks looking through this. Thanks!
posted by narancia at 7:16 AM on October 6

This is so cool!
posted by delight at 9:16 AM on October 6

"978.— Unknown. Interesting mezzotint: View of a manor-house, early part of the century. 15 by 10 inches; black frame. £2 2s."

(thanks, this is cool. good reference material too.)
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 10:39 AM on October 6 [1 favorite]

Stowe House
Location: Kilkhampton
County: Cornwall
Year demolished: 1739
Reason: Insufficient wealth / end of family line

Does a house that was demolished nearly 300 years ago really qualify as "lost"?
posted by TWinbrook8 at 2:02 PM on October 6

Does a house that was demolished nearly 300 years ago really qualify as "lost"?
Well, yes, unless someone has gone and found it again, like a Cornish Brigadoon.
posted by Vortisaur at 2:50 PM on October 6

This is a great resource. I knew that the 1950s house I grew up in was on the edge of the grounds of a demolished manor house, and that our front wall was the estate wall - but I never knew that there were any pictures of it, and there it is as one of the houses on that list with pictures.
posted by Vortisaur at 3:05 PM on October 6

this is nice!
posted by reekbeek12 at 4:31 AM on October 8

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