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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Situated just 100 yards from the centre of the charming Cotswolds village of Bourton-on-the-Water, Harrington House dates back to the Tudor period. The main building and several stone-built annexes, all designated as non-smoking, accommodate 29 bedrooms, which are equipped with a hairdryer, clock radio and complimentary tea and coffee making … more >>
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"the Bridg at Rochester is the finest in England; nay its said to equal any in the world, it is not built upon with houses as London Bridge, but its very long and fine iron spikes like a grate is on the top of the wall, which is breast high, and these irons on the top which are above a yard more; its indented at each arch as all bridges are; there are 9 large arches with the middle one which is to be opened by drawing up to give passage to barges and little vessels ..."
Mount Grace Priory- Osmotherley, Yorkshire, England
Ruins of a 14th century Carthusian priory. Austere furnishings and isolated individual cells kept the monks living as hermits within the larger community. There is a small herb garden. ... more