Clandon Park House
Sadly, gutted by fire in April 2015, this 18th-century grade I listed Palladian mansion has now taken on a new beauty all of its own. A guided tour revealed only one room survived, the Speaker's Parlour, whilst the flames consumed countless artefacts, paintings, furniture and furnishings. Acquired by the National Trust in 1956, the trust has decided to restore some of the ground floor rooms to their former glory.
Replacing an Elizabethan house, Clandon was designed by Giacomo Leoni, with the house being finished around 1740. The park, the work of Lancelot Capability Brown in 1781, is still under private ownership. See the house before it is renovated. Remarkable in a macabre way.