Apethorpe Hall, home to Lady Grace Mildmay, is a Jacobean mansion in Northamptonshire, just west of Peterborough. In the '50s it became a Catholic school, and in the '80s it was bought by a Libyan businessman, at which point it almost literally dropped off the map.
It's now up for sale, having been rescued and partially restored from dereliction by English Heritage. Whoever buys it will need a cool £15 million. All thanks to its caretaker, George Kelly, who was awarded the MBE for his valiant efforts to save it in its darkest years. View the full story here.
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