The Halls are the remnants of an early 14h century Dominican friary, combining St Andrew's church (used for preaching to townsfolk) and Blackfriars, where the friars held their own private services. Together the buildings comprise the most complete medieval friary remains in England.
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With its sweeping driveway and Grand Georgian Manor House Oakley Hall truly is a hidden treasure amongst the rolling countryside of North Hampshire. The building dates back to 1795 and formerly owned by the Bramston Family who were close friends with Jane Austen, it is mentioned fondly in Austens letters … more >>
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"the town and all its accommodations is adapted to the batheing and drinking of the waters, and to nothing else, the streetes are well pitched and cleane kept and there are Chaires as in London to carry the better sort of people in visits, or if sick or infirme, and is only in the town, for its so encompassed with high hills few care to take the aire on them; there are also pleasnt walkes in the Cathedrall in the Cloysters."
Hammerwood Park- East Grinstead, West Sussex, England
Mansion built in 1792 for John Sperling by Benjamin Latrobe, then an unknown architect, who went on to design the White House in Washington, D.C. The interior features a fascinating full scale replica of the Elgin Marbles. The house was once owned by rock group Led Zeppilin. ... more