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Manor Farm, demolition

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Manor Farm, demolition
Description:
13th December 1976. View of Manor Farmhouse during the process of demolition, seen from the south. It was built on the site of the medieval manor which was said to be in great ruin and decay in 1487 when Henry VII leased the land to Roger Hopton to build a new house on. Partially hidden in the centre here is the timber-framed bay which was part of the original house built by Roger Hopton. Other parts were added later, including the stone-built west wing on the left, dating from the 16th-17th centuries, and the brick east wing on the right from the late 18th century.

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Name:
Graham A. Schofield

Comment:
This is a sad picture. Sad, not in the fact that this very old Tudor building is being demolished; although that act of vandalism is terrible in itself. No. The sad fact here, is that the authorities must have been so blinkered, unthinking, uncaring and historically inept with regard to our national heritage, as to allow this particular part of the building to be destroyed. This dwelling had been built during the reign of the first Tudor King, Henry VII. It had stood for nearly five and a half centuries. Why on earth wasn't it tenderly restored,and kept for posterity, instead of being wiped off the face of the Earth by an act of total indifference. One has to hope that those responsible for sanctioning wanton destruction, realised, in later years the error of their ways, and hung their heads in shame.

Date:
05-Nov-2008

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GrahamScho@AOL.com

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Name:
Steve Smith

Comment:
I'm afraid the destruction did indeed continue, Middleton Park has suffered same demise, with it's lodge, stables and lake side cottages being destroyed.

Date:
26-Jan-2011

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Name:
Julie Hubbard

Comment:
The inane destruction of these historic buildings are bad enough, but NOTHING was done to save them. The whole of the centre of Rothwell was destroyed when someone in the local council allowed to "pass" the go-ahead to re-develop & sweep away our architectural heritage with just a signature.. This included demolishing tudor buildings throughout Rothwell to make way for the building of the old Morrison's in the 1970's. Interestingly, the signatory miraculously received a golden handshake & retired to Australia (allegedly). Despicable.

Date:
04-Oct-2013

Email:
a.n.hubbard@btinternet.com

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