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Re: Unidentified country house
« Reply #99 on: Monday 08 January 18 00:22 GMT (UK) »
Quite a lot of terracing near the front of Hinton House ... which is not evident in the OP's photos. In the photo of the garden the lawns look very flat.

I agree Ruskie, I can't accept it's the same house.
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Re: Unidentified country house
« Reply #100 on: Monday 08 January 18 09:52 GMT (UK) »
It might not help with the main house with the octagonal bays, other than perhaps being in the same general location, but I've been wondering about the stable yard (?) in reply #13 (http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=784838.msg6399046#msg6399046) and the buckets marked HTM.

I think it might be a bit demeaning for a landed gentleman to have his initials on a bucket, but could they be the name of the house? Something Manor, perhaps?
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Re: Unidentified country house
« Reply #101 on: Monday 08 January 18 11:07 GMT (UK) »
Trouble is there are so many demolished country houses possibly without any pictorial record remaining.

The Death Duties Act 1911 was supposed to do away with them. I don't know the detail but there were relief laws later. Open it to the Public and occupy a small portion of the property, that sort of thing. Then there was English Heritage and the National Trust that tried to preserve as many as possible but I think that was post WWII. Also some bought as hotels or care homes etc.

I remember The Old House at Wexham, Bucks. The old gentleman who owned it died in the mid 1950'sish and it was demolished and modern luxury flats were built on the site. Great pity, probably 17th Century, panelled rooms and a priest hole. The grounds are still recognisable, but that's all. There was a son or grandson with two sons but they couldn't afford to keep it.

Another one was Hedgerley Park, Bucks. Demolished c1938 after death of Mrs Henry Stevenson, RHA. Site was quarried for a short while. It's all overgrown now, but noble trees and exotic bushes evidence it's former glory. There are a few prints of the house extant.   



 

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Re: Unidentified country house
« Reply #102 on: Monday 08 January 18 17:59 GMT (UK) »
Unfortunately it would be impossible to see the reverse of the images, they have been glued into the album.

You could try shining a bright light from behind. I just tried using my iphone torch behind an Edwardian postcard and was able to read the fountain pen writing on the back.

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Re: Unidentified country house
« Reply #103 on: Monday 08 January 18 19:22 GMT (UK) »
I can't find a date for this photo but it looks early. Hinton house and gardens, Hinton Ampner. ::)
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Re: Unidentified country house
« Reply #104 on: Monday 08 January 18 20:52 GMT (UK) »
Unfortunately it would be impossible to see the reverse of the images, they have been glued into the album.

You could try shining a bright light from behind. I just tried using my iphone torch behind an Edwardian postcard and was able to read the fountain pen writing on the back.

Unfortunately the pages are made of a thick card  :(

Although this must be good in a way, as the photos and pages have survived in very good condition. I have other albums that were undoubtedly cheaper from contemporary times to this album that have not survived so well.

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Re: Unidentified country house
« Reply #107 on: Friday 19 January 18 18:53 GMT (UK) »
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