Witley Court

This spectacular ruin is near Great Witley in Worcestershire and once was one of the greatest houses of the Midlands.... until it was devastated by a fire started in the basement. The ancient fire pump which was connected to the fountain had not been maintained for many years and failed when the servants tried to stop the flames. Only one of the wings was destroyed by the fire in 1937, the rest of the mansion was bought by scrap dealers and they stripped the structure of the house, leaving it in complete ruins. What a shame. Almost after 70 years the devastation the property is still spectacular, and in the care of English Heritage. I wonder if they will open it for events as well as family fun activities, because this estate would make one majestic backdrop for wedding photos...

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