A medium sized village near Aylsham, Cawston draws visitors from every corner of the country to see the fabulous hammer-beam roof of St Agnes church. There was a church here as early as the 12th century, but the present building dates to the 14th century. The superb roof is one of the first examples in Britain to be built in a double hammer-beam style. In addition, St Agnes boasts a lovely 15th century painted rood screen.
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Woburn Abbey- Woburn, Bedfordshire, England
Seat of the Dukes of Bedford, a Jacobean house remodelled by Flitcroft and Henry Holland into a treasure house of ceramics, furniture, and paintings. A remarkable (or merely peculiar, depending on your viewpoint) 17th century grotto ends the tour. ... more