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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The oldest part of The Crown Hotel is thought to have been built in the mid-1500s, with much of the timber frame of the building reputedly being taken from old warships in Hampshires dockyards.Legend has it that the hotel is haunted by at least four ghosts.Weather permitting , why not … more >>
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