Lost Manor Houses of the UK

England has a rich history that dates back centuries. While the rest of the world was still in the Stone Age, the English were already making strides in the other direction. Most of their cultural history has been preserved to date but unfortunately, there are some aspects of it that have been lost in time. One of the aspects of the British history that have been lost is the Manor houses. As many as 2000 notable houses have been lost since the 1800s. Some of the ones that have long been forgotten include:

Ampthill House

This beautiful Manor house was once located in Ampthill, Bedfordshire, and used to be a royal lodge and a hunting park during the 14th century. Sir John Cornwall later developed it into a fortified house. Unfortunately, it was destroyed during World War 2 and with it went its glory and history.

Odell Castle

This was a 11th-century castle in the village of Odell in Bedfordshire. Levenot, a thegn of King Edward, originally owned the land. Through time, the castle went through different owners until the 18th century. In 1931, the castle was burnt down and was replaced by a new Manor. Very little is left to remind the world of what Odell Castle was like.

Brentmoor House

Originally, Francis Meynell expanded a farmstead from the 17th century, Brentmoor House, into the status of a mansion after he bought it in 1855. Over time, it also went through a series of new owners acting as a refuge for deaf children during the World War 2. The house was blown up in 1968 after it was deemed to be sitting on an important water catchment area.

Allensmore Court

The Pateshall family bought Allensmore Court in 1725 and it remained within the family until it was demolished in 1957.