I wish we abolish this bloodsucking aristocracy and the house of lords asap. The UK has the highest social inequality in Europe due to these ancient parasites who still own large tract of lands everywhere while average people live in chicken coops.
Remember the old outbuildings, gardener's cottage, walled garden, huge victorian greenhouses, and the old water tower at Normanhurst Court, E.Sussex well. Latterly run as a market garden, run by a lovely old couple. The water tower's now gone, so's the stable block, and the remaining buildings converted into homes for rich yuppies. Forget about the locals okay yah. Normanhurst was built in 1870 and added to, for the Brassey family. It was blown up in the early 50's. Just down the road's a true eyesore, Ashburnham Place, nearly all demolished about the same time. Hideous 60's crap was grafted, badly of course, on to the sad remains...
As a child I lived in Ifield, Sussex. As Crawley New Town expanded almost all of the old manor houses and estates in and around Ifield were demolished to make way for new homes. When I think back to places they destroyed such as Deerwood I am horrified!
God this makes me so angry!!! Not only am I angry but saddened by the demise of these grand houses. Not only have they demolished beautifully built homes but the rich history it carried. These houses were symbolic of Britain's peak as the world's leading nation and the assorted important people that lived in these great houses. But it's always the same story isn't it?? The first generation builds the family's wealth. The second generation increases that wealth and the third generation spends it all. These beautiful houses were built by the first generation who created the family's wealth in the early 1800's, the second generation increased the wealth and added to these houses in the by the late 1800's and the third generation, who NEVER worked a day in their rotten lives and lived off the family's wealth, squandered all the money by the 1940's and 50's and had no funds for the upkeep of their estates. By the time they died they passed on a house that was falling to pieces to their kids who no longer had the family's grand wealth to keep these houses going and pay for death and inheritance taxes. As a result they did what they thought was the only option and tore down their grand houses and sold off the land. Thankfully a large number of these kids were smart enough to gift their houses and it's contents to the National Trust. It's only because of their actions that England still has such a large number of these grands houses and their original contents to share with the rest of the world. And isn't it incredible that Althorp House, the ancestral house of the Spencer family (Lady Diana's family), has not only been with the Spencer family for over 500 years but it's still going strong. Same goes for Highclere Castle (the house from Downtown Abbey) still belongs to the Earls of Carnarvon and has been the ancestral home of this family "SINCE 1679" and Chatsworth House still belongS to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, the Cavendish family, for "16 WHOLE GENERATIONS!!!!" Just goes to show that some families are smarter than most when it comes to the family's wealth. But still, so damn angry about all those beautiful houses that are now lost for all time. So fucking sad!!!!
Well that was all very depressing. i'll watch some kitten videos to cheer meself up.
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Quelle tristesse !
My name is Conner Tong, My ancestors lived at Tong Castle at 0:52
Some of these homes were hardly lived in at all ,,,, a similar huge house was demolished in Scotland having stood for only 40 years and sitting empty for years when close by the poor were living in upturned fishing boats and freezing and starving ,,,, strange the respect they had for there so called betters ,,,, so sad ,,
This is very disturbing.... so many fine houses just gone, what a loss of cultural heritage. Thank you for sharing these beautiful images but it is such a shame these magnificent buildings no longer exist. The music is so befitting.
My ancestors lived in Odell castle at 2:00
Admire and appreciates your delicate ingenuity and elaborate edited, amazing architecture, enjoyed the enchanting music very much, dear friend, thanks for sharing, Have a wonderful day. ♥♥ ~ Maggie ~ ♥♥
oh, this is sad!
love holly xx
How so magnificent views!
Thank you so very much my dear friend for sharing all this harmony with us!
Madre mía! Me he quedado asombrada! Siobhan no te vas a creer el video que estoy preparando para tu cumpleaños !!!!! tenemos telepatía? :)))
aparte de eso me ha encantado tu video! son unas mansiones maravillosas y es un crimen que hayan sido demolidas!
Me gusta mucho mucho la música que has elegido! es perfecta para resaltar que unas casas tan majestuosas y bellas hayan sido destruidas!
Unas fotografías muy buenas y un video perfecto!
Muchas gracias y muchos besos
It is so sad to loose all these historic castles and buildings. Thank you for a wonderful share. Your friend always,
It was a magnificent architecture
Thank you very much for the photographs of the time. Alex