Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Thursday, August 06, 2009

British readers will remember the TV series Restoration in which viewers voted for which derelict building would receive a nulti-million pound grant for restoration.  It seems that Highclere Castle, home of the Earls of Carnarvon, should perhaps have been a candidate.  Far from the grandeaur of the state roooms, many parts of the Castle are in a disastrous state.  The Daily Mail online has the story - and photos.  (Thanks to Andie Byrne.)

Lord Carnarvon himself was no stranger to noney problems.  He even intended in 1921 to stop excavation in the Valley of the Kings and had his arm twisted by Howard Carter to fund one last year ... which of course was a fateful decision.



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