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Kentwell HallKentwell Hall
Long Melford, Suffolk, England

Kentwell is a moated Tudor manor, built by the Clopton family in the early 16th century. The exterior is largely built of red-brick. The beautifully preserved interiors feature a working Tudor kitchen and a Great Hall with a minstrels gallery at one end. In the landscaped grounds that surround the house are a Tudor Rose pavement maze, clipped topiary, and a Camera Obscura. Kentwell is a very short distance from another stately home, Melford Hall.

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Woodstock, Oxfordshire

Marlborough Hotel is a beautiful 14th century coaching inn, situated in the heart of Woodstock, overlooking historical streets. Whilst guests can enjoy the tranquillity of the surroundings they still have good links to the M40. The hotel has been elegantly finished in a classic style in-keeping with the character of … more >>

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Lincoln, Lincolnshire
in the Domesday Book

"In the city of Lincoln in the time of King Edward there were 970 inhabited messuages. This number is reckoned according to the English method; that is 100 for 120. In the city itself were 12 lawmen, that is men having sake and soke ... In the time of King Edward the city of Lincoln rendered to the king£20 and to the earl £10. Now it renders £100 by tale between the king and the earl. The mint, however, renders £75."


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A 14th century church in a lovely rural setting on the River Cherwell. The oldest feature is a 13th century piscina in the chancel, with a restored medieval chancel screen and a font dated 1662. ... more

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