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Madeley Court, Madeley, Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire: the dilapidated gatehouse

NOTES: This manor house was saved from complete dereliction when it was purchased by the Telford Development Corporation in 1964 and urgent repairs were subsequently undertaken. It was sold again in 1984 and transformed into a luxury hotel.

Hafod House, near Pontarfynach: the south-west front

Baldwin, Thomas (1750-1820)
NOTES: The house was built originally by Baldwin (begun 1786) for Thomas Johnes (1748-1816). A library and conservatory were added by John Nash 1793-1794. A disastrous fire in 1807 destroyed all of NashÔÇÖs work, but the house was rebuilt by Baldwin (1807-1810) retaining NashÔÇÖs library. A large extension was added by Anthony Salvin in 1846-1851 and the house was altered again from 1872. The estate declined in the early 20th century and the house was abandoned in 1942. It was demolished in 1956.

Dilapidated noble house, Sharjah

NOTES: Sharjah, bordering Dubai to the north, is the third largest of the seven states which form the United Arab Emirates.