Ancient house is crumbling to dust
I AM extremely concerned that nothing – I repeat nothing – has been or is being done to restore the ancient Dower House in the High Street, Harlington, Middlesex.
Even English Heritage refuses to respond to any of my emails of inquiry; and Hillingdon Council only responds if I make a formal complaint.
It is many years since this iconic and ancient building was burnt down – arson was suspected, but reportedly the police gave up investigating this.
Over the years wet rot and now severe dry rot must be reducing the remaining timbers to dust.
The security fencing has been broken down in places so that access to the ruins is now easy. However there can’t be much left to steal.
And the huge trees at the front are now in such a poor shape that their branches are dying and falling off. What an appalling situation. C.J. BRADY