The Times reports today the sale for £7 million of Wentworth Woodhouse in Yorkshire to the Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust. This great building has been listed as one of the 50 most endangered buildings in the world, and it is estimated structural repairs costing £42 million are needed that will take 10 to 15 years to complete.
I posted about this extraordinary house rather over a year ago in Wentworth Woodhouse and in A view of Wentworth Woodhouse
There are more pictures of the house at https://jonathan-gration.our.dmu.ac.uk/2014/06/27/the-house-with-two-faces-wentworth-woodhouse/
The often troubled history of the Earls Fitzwilliam, the house and the estate during the twentieth century are chronicled in Black Diamonds:The Rise and Fall of an English Dynasty by Catherine Bailey ( Viking, 2007 )
If Wentworth Woodhouse's future is now finally secure, and restoration work can begin, then it is very good news for anyone with any interest at all in the history and architectural heritage of the country.
The West Front of Wentworth Woodhouse