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A unique survival in London's East End, Sutton House was built in 1535 by Sir Ralph Sadleir, a rising star at the court of Henry VIII. It became home to a succession of merchants, Huguenot silk weavers, Victorian schoolmistresses and Edwardian clergy, and, although altered over the years, remains essentially a Tudor house.

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Coombe Abbey Hotel Coventry

Coombe Abbey Hotel
Coventry, West Midlands

A warm welcome awaits as we invite you to step straight into the history books and enjoy the unique experience that is Coombe Abbey Hotel.Originally a 12th Century Cisterican Abbey set in 500 acres of breathtaking parkland, with formal gardens designed by Lancelot Capability Brown, Coombe Abbey offers a haven … more >>

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Pershore, Worcestershire
in the Domesday Book

"The Church of St Mary of Pershore held and holds the manor itself of Pershore. There are 26 hides paying geld. These berewicks belong there: Chivington, Abberton, Wadborough, Drake's Broughton, Wick, Comberton. Of the above mentioned 26 hides the church itself now holds 21 hides. In demesne are 5 ploughs; and 24 villans and 8 bordars with 22 ploughs. There are 7 slaves, and a mill rendering 4s, and at Wyre Piddle half a mill rendering 10s and 20 sticks of eels. There are 60 acres of meadow and woodland 1 league long and half a league wide. In Droitwich 1 salt-pan renders 30 mittae of salt. In the time of King Edward it was worth 13, now 12."


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Cirencester
Cirencester - Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England
Once the second-largest town in England, after London, Cirencester was established in 75 AD for the local Dobunni tribe. The original Roman grew until by the 2nd century it was a fortified town of 240 acres, with its own amphitheatre. Many of the Roman artefacts unearthed over the centuries are displayed in the award-winnning Corinium Museum. A short stroll from the museum is the superb edieval church of St John the Baptist, notable for its … ... more

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