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Harpenden House Hotel

Harpenden House Hotel
Harpenden, Hertfordshire

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating

A beautiful Grade II listed Georgian town house with a rich history set in the country Market Town of Harpenden. At the beginning of the 19th Century it was used as a 'School for young ladies' and subsequently it has been a private house and a convent for the Dominican … more >>

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This Day in British History

28 November, 1290

Queen Eleanor dies at Harby, Northamptonshire

Edward I erects memorial crosses (Eleanor Crosses) at each stopping place of the queen's procession to London

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This king was born Henry Bolingbroke, son of John of Gaunt


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Madron (Self catering)
Chy-vean, Madron


Sitting room and dining room both with beamed ceiling. Fitted kitchen with electric cooker and Rayburn. Bathroom/WC (electric shower over bath). First floor: Double bedroom with view of St Michaels …
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Waterside Cottage, Little Petherick

Waterside Cottage

This wonderful, end-terrace cottage overlooking Little Petherick Creek, in Little Petherick, near Padstow in Cornwall can sleep up to four people in two bedrooms.
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