Friday, January 18, 2013

Country Homes: Nocton Hall


Location: Lincolnshire
Famous Inhabitants: Albinia Hobart, Countess of Buckinghamshire
Website: http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/Details/Default.aspx?id=192338
It difficult to believe that a house with such history is listed as endangered.  After countless fires and subsequent vandalism Nocton Hall is now a shell of a once-elegant country home.  Not only did Nocton house the Tory hostess, Albinia Hobart's, lavish parties and private theatricals but also was transformed into a hospital for recovering soldiers in both WWI (for American soldiers) and WWII (for the RAF).  

7 comments:

  1. Fascinating old house. Such a tragedy that it is so far from what it once was. Perhaps it will be restored someday.

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  2. And that's another example of why I would love to win one of those $400million lotteries. Then again, I'd want to save them all...

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  3. What a shame! The house is fascinating and incredibly beautiful. I hope someone will restore it to its previous glory.

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  4. I looked for a site that had more info on how people could help but alas, I found none! I too wish I could save them all!

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  5. I was born here in 1968, it is so sad it has been left to rack and ruin. It would be wonderful if it was restored to it's former glory.

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  6. That's very cool! If I ever won the lotto I would want to buy it and restore it.

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