‘Lost’ stately home found with drone tech­nol­ogy

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DRONE TECH­NOL­OGY has been used to re­veal the ghostly out­line of a mag­nif­i­cent “lost” stately home de­mol­ished in the 19th cen­tury.

Lon­des­bor­ough Hall, near Pock­ling­ton, was the coun­try re­treat of Richard Boyle (1694-1753), the third Earl of Burling­ton. In 1819 it was pulled down by Burling­ton’s suc­ces­sor, the Duke of Devon­shire, and dis­ap­peared with­out trace.

But the long hot sum­mer al­lowed an aerial pho­tog­ra­phy drone to spot faint out­lines of the build­ing in the parched grass.

Peter Halkon, of the Univer­sity of Hull, said the wet spring and sum­mer drought made 2018 a “bumper year” for aerial ar­chae­ol­ogy.

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