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Bantock House and ParkBantock House and Park
Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England

A listed family home filled with heritage and craft objects. Located on 43 acres of parkland; visitors can walk the dogs, play a game of golf or just relax in the beautiful setting of the Park’s formal gardens.

Heritage Rating: 3 Heritage Rating

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Masons Arms Branscombe

Masons Arms
Branscombe, Devon

Nestling in the heart of Branscombe, one of Britain's most picturesque villages, is the award winning, 14th Century, Masons Arms Hotel. With only a leisurely ten minute stroll to Branscombe Beach, The Masons Arms offers an ideal base to escape the stresses of modern life and enjoy the magical vista … more >>

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23 November, 1887

Bloody Sunday

Protesters in Trafalgar Square demanding free speech, unemployment action, and Irish rights clash with police

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A devout Catholic, this monarch married Philip of Spain



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West Wratting, Cambrideshire
in the Domesday Book

"The abbot [of Ely] himself holds West Wratting. There are 4 1/2 hides. There is land for 7 ploughs. In demesne are 3 hides, and there are 2 ploughs and there can be 2 more. There are 6 villans and 3 bordars with 3 ploughs. There are 3 slaves, and meadow for 1 plough, woodland for 20 pigs, and pasture for the livestock of the vill. All together it is worth 4; when received, 40s. In the time of King Edward 100s. This manor pertains and always pertained to the demesne of the Church of Ely."


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Rough Tor
Rough Tor - Camelford, Cornwall, England
The remains of over 100 Bronze Age huts cluster on the southern slopes of Rough Tor. A smaller village is on the north slope, and a holy well, numerous cairns and burial chambers are nearby. The dramatic ruins of St Michael's chapel cling to the top of Rough Tor. ... more

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