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Penbedw Stone CirclePenbedw Stone Circle
Nannerch, Clwyd, Wales

A small stone circle set within the confines of a Grade II listed 18th century park surrounding Penbedw Hall. The circle may be Bronze age, but may also have been erected as a folly during picturesque landscaping of Penbedw Hall parkland in the 18th19th century.

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A warm and friendly welcome within this historic 340 year old listed Grade II Thatched Cottage Hotel Bar and Restaurant. A Charming historic 340 year old thatched cottage inn with bar restaurant large accommodation rooms and function facilities.From the moment you walk in to the Thatched Cottage you are welcomed … more >>

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This Day in British History

06 March, 1340

Birth of John of Gaunt

Gaunt (from Ghent, in modern Belgium) was the 1st Duke of Lancaster, 3rd son of Edward III and regent for the young Richard II

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This king defeated Guthrun the Dane at the Battle of Edington



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Wells, Somerset
in the Domesday Book

"The Bishop of Wells holds Wells. He himself held it in the time of King Edward. and it pad geld for 50 hides. There is land for 60 ploughs. Of these, 8 hides are in demesne and there are 6 ploughs, and 6 slaves and 20 villans, and 14 bordars with 15 ploughs. There are 4 mills rendering 30s, and 300 acres of meadow, pasture 3 leagues long and 1 league broad, woodland 2 leagues long and 2 furlongs broad, and 3 leagues of moor. It is worth 30 for the use of the bishop."


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A large market town in south western Lincolnshire, situated on the River Witham. The church of St Wulfram has a spire reaching 282 feet, making it the 6th highest in England. Just outside Grantham is the stately home of Belton House, while Belvoir Castle is only 6 miles away. Sir Isaac Newton was a student at the Grammar School in Grantham, and grew up at nearby Woolsthorpe Manor. The Angel & Royal Hotel in Grantham … ... more

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