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Kentwell HallKentwell Hall
Long Melford, Suffolk, England

Kentwell is a moated Tudor manor, built by the Clopton family in the early 16th century. The exterior is largely built of red-brick. The beautifully preserved interiors feature a working Tudor kitchen and a Great Hall with a minstrels gallery at one end. In the landscaped grounds that surround the house are a Tudor Rose pavement maze, clipped topiary, and a Camera Obscura. Kentwell is a very short distance from another stately home, Melford Hall.

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Located in the heart of the town on the Welsh border in beautiful Powys. Approximately one hours drive to Shrewsbury Worcester and Hereford. With free WIFI restaurant and bar. This 16th Century weather boarded Coaching Inn with an adjoining stone built Manor House dating from about 1840 has everything a … more >>

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Crediton, Devon
in the Domesday Book

"The Bishop [of Exeter] himself holds Crediton. In the time of King Edward it paid geld for 15 hides. There is land for 185 ploughs. 6 hides of this are in demesne, and there are 13 ploughs, and 40 slaves, and 264 villans and 73 bordars with 172 ploughs. There are 30 swineherds rendering 150 pigs, and a mill rendering 30d. There are 80 acres of meadow, and 200 acres of pasture, woodland 5 leagues long and half a league broad. Formerly it was worth 20, now 75."


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Walmer Castle and Gardens
Walmer Castle and Gardens - Walmer, Kent, England
Not a castle in the traditional sense, Walmer is a coastal artillery fort built by Henry VIII to counter the threat of a French invasion. Over time Walmer evolved from its original purpose to become a comfortable country residence. It was inhabited by the Duke of Wellington in his role as Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, and it was here that the victor of Waterloo died in 1852. There are displays on Wellington and … ... more

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