Hamilton Palace The south front of Hamilton Palace, which was designed in 1695 by James Smith for William 3rd Duke of Hamilton and his wife Duchess Anne. The house was demolished in 1921. Pub Orig CL 07/06/1919
Witley Court, Worcestershire, is Grade I listed and was once one of the great houses of the Midlands. Today it is a spectacular ruin after being devastated by fire in 1937. It was built by Thomas Foley in 1655 on the site of a former manor house near Great Witley. Subsequent additions were designed by John Nash in the early 19th century and the Court was subsequently bought by the Dudley family in 1837. The site was acquired in 1953 by its current owners, the Wigington Family.