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Wallington HallWallington Hall
Morpeth, Northumberland, England

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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Hampton Manor Hampton-in-Arden

Hampton Manor
Hampton-in-Arden, West Midlands

Hampton Manor is a 19th century Grade II listed Manor house on the edge of Birmingham. This private country estate, set in 45 acres of woodland and gardens has just undergone a £2m refurbishment to offer contemporary bedrooms and meeting facilities. This former home of Sir Frederick Peel, son of … more >>

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"They have made the Wells very comodious by the many good buildings all about it and 2 or 3 mile round, which are Lodgings for the Company that drinke the waters, and they have encased their buildings so much that makes them very cheape; all people buy their own provision at the Market which is just by the Wells and furnish'd with great plenty of all sorts flesh fowl and fish ..."


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Jews House - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
A lovely stone building, possibly the oldest occupied house in Europe. Jews House was built around 1150 and takes its name from the fact that it was owned by a Jewish woman named Bellaset in the late 13th century. Jews House is located on cobbled Steep Hill, the historic route from lower Lincoln to the Cathedral and Castle. ... more

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