nocton hall | tragic coincidences

Iíve often spoken of John Harris, a self-confessed country house snooper who explored many derelict and dilapidated country houses in the wake of the Second World War. Their owners were either killed in the war, financially crippled by punitive death duties or unable to maintain damaged or vandalised properties. These unfortunate properties littered post-war Britain, but it was sobering to discover a property in a sorry state, with a similar history, over fifty years later.

We bid it farewell and moved onto the next site; the enormous RAF hospital built in its grounds.

© Simon Cornwell 2008