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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"When does a poor village girl become a tourist attraction? Mary Robinson did. Robinson was a young girl of about 15 when her beauty was extolled by Joseph Palmer in his travelogue, 'A Fortnight’s Ramble in the Lakes in Westmorland, Lancashire and Cumberland', published in 1792. Stopping in Buttermere to admire Robinson's beauty became an essential part of any visit to the Lake District, and was celebrated by the Lakeland poets, including William Wordsworth, who called her the 'artless daughter of the hills'."
Rowley, St Peter's Church- Rowley, Yorkshire, England
St Peter's church stands in the grounds of Rowley Manor, now a country house hotel. There was a church here at the time of the Domesday Book in 1086, but even then it seems there was no village of Rowley; the location was simply chosen as expedient because it was midway between Little Weighton and Riplington! ... more