‘Lost’ stately home found with drone technology
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.