“History ripped out and discarded” – Fine for the man who ruined ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’ house

A millionaire property developer has been ordered to pay total damages of £300,000 for illegally destroying the interiors of a Grade II listed house.

The 16th century house in Monmouthshire was the inspiration to the popular hymn ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful”. Its composer, Cecil Alexander, was believed to have written the lyrics there. Continue reading