How multi-millionaire's Cotswold country mansion is being left to rot in fight over construction of $130m car museum next door

Pictures taken several years ago show the once-grand halls of the country mansion a shadow of their former selves
Pictures taken several years ago show the once-grand halls of the country mansion a shadow of their former selves

A once-grand mansion on the edge of the Cotswolds continues to lie in ruins amid a row between local celebrities over a car museum which its owner hoped would finally revive the building’s fortunes.

Great Tew Manor near Chipping Norton is owned by Nicholas Johnston, an Old Etonian who rubbed shoulders with David Cameron and who is attempting to renovate the building, parts of which are 1,000 years old.

But the redevelopment of the site has been repeatedly delayed amid a row between well-heeled local residents over a £130m motoring museum an American millionaire wants to build next door.

The latest photos of the mansion show it in a sorry state, with scaffolding and sheeting over its roof and concrete slabs replacing crumbled walls.

 
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