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Old 04-15-2015, 08:28 AM
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Yes, it might be daunting. But this heir has nothing to loose, has he? He is retired and does not have to bother about his work and his career anymore. So he can spend what time and energy he has on the house. And if things don’t work out, he can still sell. As he says in the article there is no pressure on him to preserve the family seat. His aunt even expected that he would sell. It is really a good thing that he has an interest in history and enjoys exploring the lost treasures of that house. Not many 80 year old gentleman would be up to that.
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Old 04-15-2015, 08:49 AM
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The challenge of preserving and repairing such a house must be very very daunting,not sure if I'd take it on!
Daunting indeed - I patched a few knocks and scrapes in the utility room last year and still can't bring myself to get the paint out!

I'm really not sure a couple of million pounds will cover it. Both structural work (inside and out) and interior decorating will cost a great deal. I suppose it will depend on whether Bamber wants to restore the place completely to it's original state and style, or simply make the place sound and redecorate.
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Old 04-15-2015, 09:04 AM
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As he aims to open the estate to the public, I think he wouldn't go for simple redecorations. But I understood that his first aim is to keep state of the house from getting worse. So the first preference is probably structural work. But a new roof alone must cost a fortune for such a house! And that is just one thing! I certainly admire his attempt at restoring it, but I also think it is very much worthwhile.
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Old 04-18-2015, 06:21 AM
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Old 04-29-2015, 04:34 PM
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Onslow Family Seat destroyed by Fire

This afternoon, the 18th century Clandon Park, seat of the Earls of Onslow [in Surrey] has been destroyed by fire.
Administered by the National Trust, the fire started in the basement, and swept through the house. Still ablaze it appears that little could be saved, the wonderful collections seem lost, and the house is unlikely to be rebuilt. Mercifully no-one died, but the Onslows and the nation have lost much tonight !

Clandon Park House in Surrey hit by major fire - BBC News
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Old 04-29-2015, 04:46 PM
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The damage looks really bad from the photos,I really hope some items were salvaged from this dreadful blaze.

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Old 04-29-2015, 05:27 PM
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It's so sad when a piece of our history and heritage is destroyed. If possible I hope the National Trust will be able to restore it again.
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Old 04-30-2015, 01:18 AM
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Update from the BBC:

Clandon Park House fire: Salvage operation under way - BBC News
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Old 04-30-2015, 03:31 PM
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They might be able to restore the building. But all the interious, the period funiture, tapestries, pictures... It is such an awful loss of historic artefacts.
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Such devastation if anything survived that inferno it would be a miracle!
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Clandon Park House fire in Surrey destroys Victoria Crosses and priceless art | Daily Mail Online
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Onslow Family Seat destroyed by Fire

This afternoon, the 18th century Clandon Park, seat of the Earls of Onslow [in Surrey] has been destroyed by fire.
Administered by the National Trust, the fire started in the basement, and swept through the house. Still ablaze it appears that little could be saved, the wonderful collections seem lost, and the house is unlikely to be rebuilt. Mercifully no-one died, but the Onslows and the nation have lost much tonight !

Clandon Park House in Surrey hit by major fire - BBC News
It is very unfortunate that the fire claimed priceless art and the family portraits were lost. It is not surprising though that the fire started in the basement, often the most ignored part of a big building.
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Old 05-02-2015, 03:23 PM
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Article in todays Irish Times on Henry Nicholas de la Poer Beresford, 9th Marquess of Waterford

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Old 05-07-2015, 03:25 PM
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What now for Clandon Park House? The fate of fire-hit stately homes - BBC News
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Old 05-07-2015, 03:31 PM
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It would be a tremendous task to restore the Clandon Park House.
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Old 05-07-2015, 07:30 PM
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I think it so sad that these are the things people travel to Britain to see, and yet the government it trying to tax the owners out of existence. Only through luck and their utter determination to keep their family seats are they still standing. Basically, ever two generations they are taxed about 150%.
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What people tend to forget too is that many of them are still the family's home, the place they live in, and out of spite or jealousy people often make cruel remarks. I do not know if the Earl and his family actually reside in the house, or if it is just open to the public, but it still has to be horrible for them. Like any family whose house has burned down, you don't wish it to happen to any of them.
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