There’s something particularly spectacular about witnessing the decay of a once-grand building. Lavish trappings fall into disrepair, once proud halls play host to insects and dust. And elegantly constructed architecture is exposed to time and the elements. Here are seven crumbling mansions that are fascinating to look at.
Château Miranda or Château de Noisy, Celles, Belgium
Halcyon Hall, Bennett College, Millbrook, New York
Kasteel van Mesen, Lede, Belgium
Lillesden Estate Mansion, later The Lillesden (or Bedgebury) School for Girls, UK