Lost Mansions

Essays on the Destruction of the Country House

Editors: Raven, J. (Ed.)

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About this book

This provocative volume stimulates debate about lost 'heritage' by examining the history of the hundreds of great houses demolished in Britain and Ireland in the twentieth century. Seven lively essays debate our understanding of what is meant by loss and how it relates to popular conceptions of the great house.

About the authors

James Raven is Professor of Modern History at the University of Essex, UK, and a Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge, UK. His books include Bookscape (2014), The Business of Books (2007), and Lost Libraries (2004). He is a Trustee of the Marks Hall Estate, Essex, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Raven, James

    Pages 1-21

  • Lost Aspects of the Country Estate

    Stobart, Jon

    Pages 23-43

  • The Destruction of the Country House in Ireland, 1879–1973

    Dooley, Terence

    Pages 44-62

  • Bowen’s Court as ‘an Aesthetic of Living’: A Lost Mansion’s Significance in the Imagining of the Irish Gentry

    d’Alton, Ian

    Pages 63-79

  • The Loss of Country Houses and Estates through the Destruction and Obscuring of Identity

    Wood, Barbara

    Pages 81-96

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lost Mansions
Book Subtitle
Essays on the Destruction of the Country House
Editors
  • J. Raven
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52077-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137520777
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52076-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50658-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 137
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