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Gainsthorpe Medieval VillageGainsthorpe Medieval Village
Hibaldstow, Lincolnshire, England

An abandoned medieval village; one of the best preserved village sites in England. Gainsthorpe was mentioned in the Domesday Book, and in 1208 it was recorded as having a windmill and chapel. The last reference to the village was in 1383. Further references in the late 17th century indicate that the village was deserted by that time, but remains of over 200 buildings were visible.

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An ideal base for Business and Leisure Guests. Situated in the Heart of Alton, you do not need a Taxi or Bus to access the Towns local facilities.Our guests include many people of sense and sensibility - that is to say, devotees of Jane Austen, who make their pilgrimage to … more >>

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Droitwich, Worcestershire
in the Domesday Book

"In Droitwich King Edward had 11 houses, and in 5 brine-pits King Edward had his share ... Now King William has in demesne both what King Edward and Earl Edwin had. The sheriff paid thence 65 by weight and 2 mittae of salt while he had the woodland. For if he does not have the woodland, he says, he cannot pay that. "


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Denston, St Nicholas Church
Denston, St Nicholas Church - Denston, Suffolk, England
A wonderful example of a late Perpendicular Suffolk church, St Nicholas is built on the site of a 12th century church, but the core of the current building is almost entirely late 15th century, with a 14th century west tower. The church contains a wealth of interesting historic features, including a series of beautifully carved bench ends, a set of medieval misericords, and a magnificent carved wall plate frieze running the entire length of the … ... more

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