Wallington is an elegant 17th century mansion, built by Sir William Blackett around the core of an earlier medieval house and pele tower. Blackett was a wealthy shipping magnate and mine owner from Newcastle, and he intended Wallington to be a country retreat, a place to hold occasional shooting parties, but it evolved into much more than that.
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"... its not very large, its full of Salt works the brine pitts being all here and about and so they make all things convenient to follow the makeing the salt, so that the town is full of smoak from the salterns on all sides; they have within these few yeares found in their brine pitts a hard Rocky salt that lookes cleer like suger candy, and its taste shews it to be Salt, they call this Rock salt ..."
Greyfriars- Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
Greyfriars was begun in 1237 as an infirmary for monks from a small friary. Today the medieval building is used to showcase displays of Lincolnshire archaeology and local history. Greyfriars has the distinction of being the oldest Franciscan church building remaining in England, ... more