The Hall in Country Life. 28th September 1901.
On the 24th of October, 2004, Nocton Hall – a Grade II listed building in Lincolnshire, England – was gutted by fire for a second time. The Hall is the former home of Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon, who served as British Prime Minister in the 1820s.
An investigation concluded the destruction was caused by arson, but so far nobody has been arrested.
In addition to being home to a number of prominent residents, the Hall was also used as a location to treat wounded soldiers in both the First and Second World Wars.
The current building is a nineteenth-century construction that was built to replace the original sixteenth-century house, which was also destroyed by fire.
Today, the ruined house stands empty while its future is debated.