Photo's of the Alton Towers mansion house, past and present

The following are a collection of photo's that give an insight into how the interior of the house once looked, compared with how it looks in 2011. Each picture from the past is immediately followed with the same view of how it looks today.

 

The Dining Hall c1890:

 

The Drawing Room c 1890:

 

The Long Gallery looking towards the Drawing Room/Conservatory c1890:

 

The Music Room through to the Library c1840:

 

The Small Dining Room c1930:

 

The Library through to the Music Room c1870:

 

The House Conservatory looking towards the Drawing Room c1870:

 

The Drawing Room looking through to the Music Room c1951:

 

The Music Room demolition c1952:

 

The Dining Hall c1930:

 

The Long Gallery taken from the Drawing Room c1890:

 

The following comparisons are from outside the house.

 

The East Entrance to the house c1870:

 

The Gardeners Cottage c1928:

 

The Gunners Cottage c1928:

 

Click here for a 360 degree virtual tour of the Alton Towers mansion courtesy of Adrian Whitcombe.