Question, I have a very hazy understanding. I was watching a programme last night and John Rylands was brought up. I didn’t realise that Longford Park near me was his estate with a huge house in the middle of it that was bequested to the people(?).
Heres the great house today:
and in 1977
Rivi was left to the people? Todays its now a private company via the utilities sell off.
The lodge was moved brick by brick when the motorway went through. The old big house was on the car park where HTN Mission Control used to be. The orangery is listed so it can’t be pulled down but it can be boarded up. The stables are still standing but are derelict.
The problem was that the council couldn’t afford it so it was pulled down before it fell down. I guess John Ryland’s house was the same.