Find Out More
Hopefully this website will have sparked your interest in the lost houses of England. If you would like to find out more the books below have all been invaluable in my research. A good starting point is John Harris' 'No Voice From The Hall' and the main reference book 'England's Lost Houses' by Giles Worsley.
The complete list of lost houses on this website is an amalgamation of several lists created from various books I have, which are listed in the 'Books' section. For internet resources, please look in the 'Online' section.
Though I try and keep these links updated and working, if you discover a broken link please contact me.
'An Inspector Recalls - Saving Our Heritage' - Derek Sherborn (2003, The Book Guild Ltd)
'Beautiful Britain - the Scenery and Splendours of the United Kingdom' (1894, Werner Company of Chicago)
'Country Houses in Britain: Can They Survive? - An Independent Report' - John Cornforth (1974)
'England's Lost Houses: From the Archives of Country Life' - Giles Worsley (2002, Aurum Press)
'Felling the Ancient Oaks: How England Lost its Great Country Estates' - John Martin Robinson (2012)
'Report of the Committee on Houses of Outstanding Historic or Architectural Interest' - Sir Ernest Gowers (Chairman) (1950, HMSO)
'Houses to Save' - 'Country Life' magazine - article by Marcus Binney (8 September 2005)
'Lost Houses of Britain' - Anna Sproule (1982, David & Charles)
'Lost Houses of County Durham' - Peter Meadows & Edward Waterson (1993, Jill Raines)
'Lost Houses of East Yorkshire' - David Neave & Edward Waterson (1988, Georgian Society for East Yorkshire)
'Lost Houses of Newcastle and Northumberland' - Thomas Faulkner & Phoebe Lowery (1996, Jill Raines)
'Lost Houses of the West Riding' - Edward Waterson & Peter Meadows (1998, Jill Raines)
'Lost Houses of York and the North Riding' - Edward Waterson & Peter Meadows (1990, Jill Raines)
'Lost Lincolnshire Country Houses'
'Lost Lincolnshire Country Houses, Vol. 1' - Terence R Leach & Robert Pacey (1990, Old Chapel Lane Books)
'Lost Lincolnshire Country Houses, Vol. 2' - Terence R Leach & Robert Pacey (1992, Old Chapel Lane Books)
'Lost Lincolnshire Country Houses - Bayons Manor, Tealby, Vol. 3' - Terence R Leach & Robert Pacey (1992, Old Chapel Lane Books)
'Lost Lincolnshire Country Houses, Vol. 4' - Terence R Leach & Robert Pacey (1993, Old Chapel Lane Books)
'Lost Lincolnshire Country Houses, Vol. 5' - Robert Pacey (2002, Old Chapel Lane Books)
'Lost Lincolnshire Country Houses, Vol. 6' - Robert Pacey (2010, Old Chapel Lane Books)
'Lost Country Houses of Suffolk' - W.M. Roberts (2010, The Boydell Press)
'No Voice from the Hall: Early Memories of a Country House Snooper' - John Harris (1998, John Murray Publishers Ltd), and the sequel;
'Echoing Voices: More Memories of a Country House Snooper' - John Harris (2002, John Murray Publishers Ltd)
'Our Vanishing Heritage' - Marcus Binney (1984, Arlington Books)
'Northumberland's Lost Houses: A Picture Postcard History' - Jim Davidson (2008)
'The Derbyshire Country House'
'Destruction of the Country House, 1875-1974' - Roy Strong, Marcus Binney, John Harris (1974, Thames and Hudson)
'The Disintegration of a Heritage: Country Houses and Their Collections, 1979-92' - Michael Sayer (1993, Michael Russell (Publishing))
'The Silent Houses of Britain' - Alexander Cresswell (1991, Macdonald and Co)
'Vanished Houses of Leicestershire' - J.D. Bennett (1971, Leicester Museums)
'Vanished Houses of North Devon' - Rosemary Anne Lauder (1981, self-published)
'Vanished Houses of South Devon' - Rosemary Anne Lauder (1997, North Devon Books)
'Vanishing Houses of England - A Pictorial Documentary of Lost Country Houses' - ed. Marcus Binney and Emma Milne (1982, Embassy Press)
Booklets on Individual Houses
'Dunsland' - National Trust (1969, Latimer Trend & Co)
'Lindridge Park' - Mr Brady (owner) (1962)
'Witley Court' - Bill Pardoe (1986, Peter Huxtable Designs Limited)