Damage from the war

Rougham Hall, Suffolk


This estate is located near St Bury Edmonds, which is local for a lot of visitors.

In 1905, this building was owned by Sir George Agnew and is still within that family’s ownership.

rougham-hallDuring World War Two, this property was taken over by the army; however, it was struck by a forceful bomb in September 1940.

The bomb damaged the beautiful bell tower that still stands today – but with faults. It still hasn’t been fixed and is unlikely to.

Ever since being hit by the bomb, it has remained derelict. In 1975 the west tower was demolished due to the safety issues of the falling apart building.

This building has now been put as a British Listed Building, with much of the house being damaged.

This estate features disconnected stables, due to the lack of maintenance the roof began to fall apart. It needed to be fixed due to still being used – you can see the end result here.

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