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Save the Red Wing!

September 5, 2012

Visiting stately homes is one of my favourite things to do with my family. As members of The National Trust we get to visit some of the finest historical sites in the country. It’s very easy to take for granted the fantastic condition and decorative order we find them in.
It’s amazing how much time, effort and especially money goes into restoring and maintaining historical properties.
All too often old buildings can fall into disrepair. One example of this is the Red Wing at Croome Court in the Midlands which has fallen into an extreme state of dereliction under private ownership.
The building is of great significance not only because of its age but also because it was designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.
Dating from the 1750s the Red Wing was used to house Croone’s many servants. The National Trust describe it as being ‘rich in stories of below stairs’.
Fortunately the grade 1 listed Red Wing is now in the care of The National Trust who are now fundraising to be able to afford to bring the building back to its former glory. You can donate here

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You can find out more here

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