October 11th, 2005

Clappy Kitten

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Cowdray House is a Tudor courtyard fortress, partially destroyed by fire in 1793. The north and south ranges are all but gone, but the West range has a gatehouse and turrets remaining, whilst the East range which contained most of the main rooms and kitchen survived the fire. It's in Midhurst, West Sussex, England.

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ruin of Appuldurcombe House, Isle of Wight, UK

I've been meaning to scan and post these for a while. Back in the seventies we used to holiday alot on the Isle of Wight and Appuldurcombe was one of our favourite places. Dad used to sit there and sketch stuff while we all dashed around this spooky ruined mansion playing Scooby Doo. I took my family there this summer (more for my benefit than theirs I confess), but my eldest daughter - who is 10 - was pretty wowed by the place.

For some reason, over the past few years English Heritage has started to replace windows and restore some of the interior. I think this is a mistake - I wish they would just leave it as it is.


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