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Country Houses - Unidentified

About the group Aiming to identify any mystery country houses

Created 1 July 2012

Large house in the South of England with its own park and kitchen garden

AnthonyN8
Thursday 13th of November 2014 10:56:14 PM
Thorncombe Park near Godalming

TomRobin
Thursday 13th of November 2014 10:56:14 PM
Beautiful Georgian house - possibly Rutland. Not Tickencote Hall.

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Thursday 13th of November 2014 12:36:11 AM
Three-storey, Victorian or late Regency - with possibly a dome?

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Wednesday 12th of November 2014 09:59:16 PM
Unidentified Large Country House in Scotland

EastMarple1
Saturday 27th of September 2014 12:02:40 AM
Distant manor house on the edge of a village.

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Wednesday 12th of March 2014 08:26:53 AM
Nettleden House

Listing Text



TL 01 SW NETTLEDEN WITH NETTLEDEN

POTTEN END (North side)



3/214 Nettleden House

- (Formerly listed as Nettleden)



GV II





Parsonage, now a private house. 1856 by Lady Marion Alford jointly with

her son John William Spencer, 2nd Earl Brownlow, an amateur architect.

Red brick in English-bond, diapered in blue brick on S front, buff brick

raised quoins and dressings to openings with stone windows and chamfered

plinth offset. Steep brown tiled roofs banded with scalloped tiles. A

large 2-storeys house in a Free Jacobean Style set in terraced gardens

overlooking the village from the N. Gabled 1½-storeys stables a little

to W now linked to main house. Linking garage block not of special

interest. S front has 3 gables over mullioned stone windows to 1st

floor, semi-octagonal stone mullioned bay window on LH and buttress

between 2 3-lights mullioned and transomed stone windows. Wooden sliding

sashes set between mullions. Stone string course. Tall twisted grouped

moulded brick chimney shafts with spurred caps. Arched openings to porch

recessed in SW corner of house with battened door. Terra cotta plaque

over entrance with 'B' and coronet over and '1856'. Large carved stone

armorial achievement projects at SW corner of S front. Built to house

Rev G.S. Cautley formerly tutor to the Earl Brownlow. Cost £2657.14s.5d.

(VCH (1908) 317: Pevsner (1977) 258: inf from Mrs. Jean Simpson).





Listing NGR: TL0212610548

Class31
Wednesday 12th of March 2014 08:26:53 AM
Manor house just visible on the right-hand side - H-plan.

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Saturday 22nd of February 2014 07:35:56 PM
Rushbrooke Hall, S.E. of Bury St Edmunds. Destroyed during demolition 1961. Bottom L.H. corner

Where's Canning Town?
Wednesday 12th of February 2014 08:51:07 PM
This replaced a fine 'historic' house in the 1870s. Demolished in 1949.

Where's Canning Town?
Wednesday 12th of February 2014 08:31:02 PM
Demolished 1947

Where's Canning Town?
Wednesday 12th of February 2014 08:17:22 PM
The Manor House in the centre of Mildenhall, Suffolk; just to the North of the church. It was demolished in 1934. Combination of the family diminishing and high land value.

Where's Canning Town?
Wednesday 12th of February 2014 06:39:56 PM
Manor house - possibly Elizabethan (E-plan) but looks to have been altered later. Significant parkland too.

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Wednesday 11th of December 2013 11:26:39 AM
Related to this image: http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/epw057612?filter=28706&dir=1&ref=37

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Sunday 16th of June 2013 10:37:48 PM
There is a striking resemblance in topography to the set EPW044878. A different date and also unfortunately also unlocated.

TomRobin
Wednesday 11th of December 2013 11:26:39 AM
A moated manor house, location unknown. The previous photo in the sequence, EPW039760, is of Bracon Lodge, Bracon Ash, South Norfolk. The countryside looks similar in the two photos. There is no EPW039762. So possibly this is a moated manor house somewhere in Norfolk or Suffolk.

Rebecca
Sunday 8th of December 2013 06:25:24 PM
Channonz Hall.

Approx 20km south south-west of Norwich

Andrew Bennett
Sunday 8th of December 2013 06:25:24 PM
Possibly earlier house with later additions - note the stepped gables but the almost French-style roof on the tower on the hidden entrance front.

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Saturday 30th of November 2013 01:08:28 AM
Definitely Eastbury - have postcards of the house and grounds - burnt down around 1969. Carpenders Mansion -AKA Highfield school in the distance

Neil Hamilton
Saturday 30th of November 2013 01:08:28 AM
I've no idea of the location of this country house.

Class31
Friday 6th of September 2013 12:09:51 PM
House now identified as Swillington House in Yorkshire

Class31
Friday 6th of September 2013 12:09:51 PM
A remarkably large house - feels Victorian gothic, possibly Yorkshire or Lancashire, possibly incorporating an older house. The addition of the wing shown to the south could indicate that the house has now become a school as it could be a dormitory.



Similar to Hornby Castle but differs in the details: http://www.ecastles.co.uk/hornby.html

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Thursday 5th of September 2013 12:17:11 AM
Canford School, near Wimborne Minster, Dorset

Andrew Bennett
Thursday 5th of September 2013 12:17:11 AM
Country house with extensive open-cast mine workings to the foreground. House is unfortunately in the shadow but looks to be Classical.

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Wednesday 28th of August 2013 10:56:42 PM
Large Classical country house added to what appears to be an older tower - possibly a pele tower, which could indicate Borders, or Northumberland. Also note the wing to the beyond the tower - seems to be 'E-plan' which could be an even older house. The large wing at the other end seems slightly-oversize, perhaps Victorian.



This house has the feel of one which has been added to over successive eras.

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Wednesday 28th of August 2013 10:50:52 PM
Country house in the middle of parkland

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Friday 28th of June 2013 03:07:53 PM
Monkhams Hall

Class31
Friday 28th of June 2013 03:07:53 PM
Along with EPW027279, they show the rear and side elevations but unfortunately not the main front which would probably make this easier to identify.

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Friday 21st of June 2013 02:08:58 PM
Reminds me of one of the NT houses I've been to but can't think which one it is.

Rhoobarb
Friday 21st of June 2013 02:08:58 PM
Interesting Arts & Crafts house with a bold corner arrangement; an offset projection of windows.

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Sunday 16th of June 2013 10:58:17 PM
Probably Victorian

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Sunday 16th of June 2013 10:42:17 PM
Related to this image: http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/epw059074

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Sunday 16th of June 2013 10:42:17 PM
Probably Victorian.



Related to this image: http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/epw059073?filter=28706&dir=1&ref=39

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Sunday 16th of June 2013 10:41:58 PM
Country house just visible to bottom left - but have a look at the larger building to the north of it, another house?

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Sunday 16th of June 2013 10:36:42 PM
This looks like a house which has become a school; note the number of tennis courts, playing fields, a swimming pool with diving board.



The house itself looks to be Georgian with Victorian extensions, sizeable conservatory on the right, and an elegant loggia to the garden front.

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Sunday 16th of June 2013 10:20:39 PM
Interesting double exposure - is it intended to show before and after? It seems to be a large, Victorian semi-gothic mansion. Any ideas?

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Thursday 25th of October 2012 12:07:51 AM
Identified as Claughton Hall - added for interest only.

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Thursday 25th of October 2012 12:05:21 AM
Other view of previous house - EPW027279

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Thursday 25th of October 2012 12:02:57 AM
Identified as Hursley Park - added to this group for interest

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Wednesday 24th of October 2012 11:59:06 PM
Identified as Frondeg Hall, Wrexham. Added for interest only.

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Thursday 13th of September 2012 09:34:41 PM
Identified as Westwood House, Worcestershire. Added for interest only.

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Thursday 13th of September 2012 09:32:49 PM
Another shot of the same identified Welsh country house. Added for interest only.

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Thursday 13th of September 2012 09:31:29 PM
This one has already been identified but thought it useful to add it to this country houses group for interest.

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Thursday 13th of September 2012 09:30:06 PM
Possibly Georgian original house on left with later Victorian addition to the right.

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Monday 10th of September 2012 09:59:10 PM
This is St John's House Ryde, Isle of Wight.

John Brownscombe
Monday 10th of September 2012 09:59:10 PM
Very difficult to make this one out but there appears to be a large old building on the banks of a wide river. May even be a ruin. Note also partially shown house bottom left.

EastMarple1
Saturday 28th of July 2012 09:51:22 PM
Suggest that this is Berwick House near Shrewsbury on the banks of the River Severn.

Class31
Saturday 28th of July 2012 09:51:22 PM
Lovely smaller Gothic with matching stables - of note is the quite large house built below it - a dower house maybe?

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Wednesday 4th of July 2012 05:21:58 PM
This is Queen's Tower in Sheffield. The house still exists and is close to Park Grange Tram station.

Gavin Thomas
Wednesday 4th of July 2012 05:21:58 PM
This one will be instantly recognisable if you know it. Fantastic late (?) Georgian house with projecting corner wings and a distinctive tri-portal decoration to the centre - note the 'Adam-esque' swags underneath each. That garden must be well-known too!

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Monday 2nd of July 2012 11:21:03 AM
Hi, this one is Ragley Hall near Alcester, Warwickshire. Home of the Marquess and Marchioness of Hertford and open to the public. http://www.ragleyhall.com/

up_spinnaker
Monday 2nd of July 2012 11:21:03 AM
This is a tough one - the skyline of a country house just rises above the trees in the middle of the image with ogee-capped turrets on the left. A bit Knebworth?

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Sunday 1st of July 2012 08:58:38 PM
Wonderful Scots-Baronial house - very distinctive.

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Sunday 1st of July 2012 08:56:34 PM
Lovely smaller Regency villa - possibly a rectory though rather than a country house.

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Sunday 1st of July 2012 08:52:28 PM
Victorian/Edwardian. Perhaps something on the upper reaches of the Thames?

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Sunday 1st of July 2012 08:51:48 PM
Possibly Thornbridge Hall (http://www.thornbridgehall.co.uk/) according to the comments - I'm inclined to agree.

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Sunday 1st of July 2012 08:49:56 PM
Rather rambling house - feels a bit Pugin.

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Sunday 1st of July 2012 08:49:21 PM
Interestingly mixed house with different styles (Italianate small tower, crenellations to left wing etc) and levels.

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Sunday 1st of July 2012 08:17:00 PM
Earlier house (?) with mixed later additions - some look Victorian such as the slightly incongruous Italianate tower.

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Sunday 1st of July 2012 08:06:46 PM
Impressive Georgian house with one-storey attached pavilions.

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Sunday 1st of July 2012 08:04:23 PM
A classic Georgian pile with extensive service wings and gardens surrounded by parkland.

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Sunday 1st of July 2012 08:02:20 PM
Fabulous Gothic pile - most probably Victorian (shades of Alfred Waterhouse). Similar to Alton Towers and Eaton Hall, Cheshire and Worsley New Hall, Lancashire.

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Sunday 1st of July 2012 07:59:58 PM
Do have a look at the distinctive projecting circular bay window on the lower left of the house.

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Sunday 1st of July 2012 07:57:08 PM