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CawstonCawston
Norfolk, England

A medium sized village near Aylsham, Cawston draws visitors from every corner of the country to see the fabulous hammer-beam roof of St Agnes church. There was a church here as early as the 12th century, but the present building dates to the 14th century. The superb roof is one of the first examples in Britain to be built in a double hammer-beam style. In addition, St Agnes boasts a lovely 15th century painted rood screen.

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Lichfield, Staffordshire
in the Domesday Book

"The bishop [of Chester] himself holds Lichfield with its appendages. The church itself held it. There are 25 1/2 hides and 1 virgate of land. There is land for 75 ploughs. In demesne are 10 ploughs, and 10 slaves, and 41 villans and 12 bordars having 21 ploughs and 5 canons have 3 ploughs there. There are 35 acres of meadow, and 2 mills rendering 4s. It was and is worth 15."


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Woburn Abbey
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Seat of the Dukes of Bedford, a Jacobean house remodelled by Flitcroft and Henry Holland into a treasure house of ceramics, furniture, and paintings. A remarkable (or merely peculiar, depending on your viewpoint) 17th century grotto ends the tour. ... more

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