Last weekend I visited Seaton Delaval Hall which has a fantastic history spanning 900 years. In 1822, the Hall was badly damaged by a fire and much of it is still in ruin. After 40 years without a roof, local architect John Dobson, who is famous locally for much of Victorian Newcastle, was employed to work on the buildings. In the 1950's the owners Lord and Lady Hastings began to repair the buildings with the aid of grants, living in the West Wing themselves. They have since died but their son still rents the West Wing I understand.
There has been a recent campaign for the National Trust to save the Hall and re-open it as a tourist attraction. Last weekend was a taster weekend, so I took my camera along to get some shots. Typically the place I most wanted to photograph was the West Wing, but as the family still have some of their possessions there, it was unfortunately forbidden.