Just bought a copy of this book and it looks a great if sad read. It features the destruction of 21 magnificent country houses and their associated parkland and estates in England, with loads of evocative pictures and well researched text.

It's not cheap at 30, but I got mine from Amazon for 18.74 delivered. Highly recommended read.

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