About the group Aiming to identify any mystery country houses
Created 1 July 2012
Interesting double exposure - is it intended to show before and after? It seems to be a large, Victorian semi-gothic mansion. Any ideas?
Identified as Claughton Hall - added for interest only.
Other view of previous house - EPW027279
Along with EPW027279, they show the rear and side elevations but unfortunately not the main front which would probably make this easier to identify.
Identified as Hursley Park - added to this group for interest
Identified as Frondeg Hall, Wrexham. Added for interest only.
Identified as Westwood House, Worcestershire. Added for interest only.
Another shot of the same identified Welsh country house. Added for interest only.
This one has already been identified but thought it useful to add it to this country houses group for interest.
Possibly Georgian original house on left with later Victorian addition to the right.
This is St John's House Ryde, Isle of Wight.
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.
Suggest that this is Berwick House near Shrewsbury on the banks of the River Severn.
Lovely smaller Gothic with matching stables - of note is the quite large house built below it - a dower house maybe?
This is Queen's Tower in Sheffield. The house still exists and is close to Park Grange Tram station.
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!
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/
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?
Wonderful Scots-Baronial house - very distinctive.
Lovely smaller Regency villa - possibly a rectory though rather than a country house.
Victorian/Edwardian. Perhaps something on the upper reaches of the Thames?
Possibly Thornbridge Hall (http://www.thornbridgehall.co.uk/) according to the comments - I'm inclined to agree.
Rather rambling house - feels a bit Pugin.
Interestingly mixed house with different styles (Italianate small tower, crenellations to left wing etc) and levels.
Earlier house (?) with mixed later additions - some look Victorian such as the slightly incongruous Italianate tower.
Impressive Georgian house with one-storey attached pavilions.
Possibly earlier house with later additions - note the stepped gables but the almost French-style roof on the tower on the hidden entrance front.
A classic Georgian pile with extensive service wings and gardens surrounded by parkland.
Fabulous Gothic pile - most probably Victorian (shades of Alfred Waterhouse). Similar to Alton Towers and Eaton Hall, Cheshire and Worsley New Hall, Lancashire.
Do have a look at the distinctive projecting circular bay window on the lower left of the house.