On this day…

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An advertisement in Country Life magazine, dated the 4th of May, 1912. X

Sadly, in the twentieth century many of England’s country houses and stately homes were demolished, and parts of the buildings sold off separately.

Trentham Hall in Staffordshire was recorded in the Doomsday Book in 1086, and would go on to be the seat of the Duke of Sutherland.

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As illustrated in Morris’s Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in 1880 X

The 4th Duke offered to give the estate to the people of Stoke-on-Trent, and when his proposal was rejected he arranged for its demolition.

While the gardens remained, today only certain parts of the buildings on the land still exist.

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