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Taversoe Tuick Chambered CairnTaversoe Tuick Chambered Cairn
Highlands and Islands, Scotland

A very unusual two-storey Neolithic chambered mound with two burial chambers, one on top of the other. This type of tomb has been found in only one other location in the Orkneys. There is a smaller, third chamber, outside the lower chamber. Taversoe Tuick was built about 5000 years ago, and only rediscovered in 1898 twhen the laird was having a summer seat built for his wife.

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Hereford, Herefordshire
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"a pretty little town of timber buildings, the streetes are well pitched and handsome as to breadth and length; the Wye is as broad as the Thames is at Maidenhead ... The Mount, which is the only thing of the Castle that remaines, commands the sight of the river and town; the Cathedrall is very neat but small ... there is the Bishop's Palace and the Deanes and Doctors houses which are the best buildings but they are not very fine or large ..."


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Pensford, St Thomas Becket Church - Pensford, Somerset, England
A redundant church set beside a striking Victorian railway viaduct, St Thomas Becket is a 14th century building beside the River Chew. Its location is what led to the church falling out of regular use, as in 1968 it was badly damaged when the river flooded. The same floods weakened the railway viaducts, which were declared unsafe, so both the viaduct and the church fell into disuse at the same time. ... more

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