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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"a little market town, mostly on a Causey the country being low and moorish and the road on the Causey was in many places full of holes, tho' its secured by a barr at which passengers pay a penny a horse in order to the mending of the way, for all about is not to be rode on unless in a very dry summer; thence we went mostly through lanes where you meete the ordinary people knitting 4 or 5 in a company under the hedges ..."
St Catherines Castle- Fowey, Cornwall, England
A small, two story artillery fort built by Henry VIII in 1530 as one of a pair of forts designed to defend Fowey harbour. ... more