The historic 50-room house, which has parts dating back to the 15th century, was placed on the ‘At Risk’ building register last year.
Its plight was brought to the attention of the public by historian and broadcaster Bamber Gascoigne, when he inherited the estate in 2014 from his great-aunt, Mary Innes-Ker, the Duchess of Roxburghe.
He consigned the bulk of the mansion’s contents to Sotheby’s, where it was auctioned in London and Geneva, totalling a premium-inclusive £8.86m.
Now another 250-plus lots will go under the hammer in a sale at Gorringe’s on January 8 in Lewes, East Sussex.
Over a quarter of the items are re-offers unsold from the Sotheby’s auction, while the rest come from the estate’s attics, sculleries and outhouses. Furniture, ceramics, silver and pictures are among the items to be offered.
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