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Taversoe Tuick Chambered CairnTaversoe Tuick Chambered Cairn
Highlands and Islands, Scotland

A very unusual two-storey Neolithic chambered mound with two burial chambers, one on top of the other. This type of tomb has been found in only one other location in the Orkneys. There is a smaller, third chamber, outside the lower chamber. Taversoe Tuick was built about 5000 years ago, and only rediscovered in 1898 twhen the laird was having a summer seat built for his wife.

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Howfield Manor
Canterbury, Kent

This intimate and historic hotel is 2 miles from Canterbury and close to Dover, Ashford and the Eurostar. There are 15 bedrooms, some of which date back to the 1640s. A small part of the building is thought to date back to around 1350. Enjoy freshly cooked French-style cuisine in … more >>

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Tarrington, Herefordshire
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"Ansfrid de Cormeilles holds Tarrington. Alweald and Earnwig held it as 2 manors and could go where they would. There are 3 hides paying geld. In demesne are 2 ploughs and 5 villans and 12 bordars with 9 ploughs, and there are 8 other men paying nothing, and in addition there could be 1 plough. There are 4 slaves and 3 female slaves. In the time of King Edward it was worth 110s and afterwards 4; now 6."


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Soham, St Andrew's Church - Soham, Cambridgeshire, England
The church of St Andrew's at Soham is a superb cruciform building, begun around 1180 and rebuilt in the 14th and 15th centuries. At first glance this latter work makes the church appear to be Perpendicular, but there are ancient underpinnings. ... more

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