A medium sized village near Aylsham, Cawston draws visitors from every corner of the country to see the fabulous hammer-beam roof of St Agnes church. There was a church here as early as the 12th century, but the present building dates to the 14th century. The superb roof is one of the first examples in Britain to be built in a double hammer-beam style. In addition, St Agnes boasts a lovely 15th century painted rood screen.
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The Swan is the heartbeat of Tarporley village - dating back to the 16th Century this old coaching inn was sympathetically refurbished in February 2009. The Swan has 16 individually designed en-suite bedrooms, six of which are located in our converted Coaching House - nothing has been forgotten. With a … more >>
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"In Guildford King William has 75 closes in which dwell 175 men. In the time of King Edward it rendered £18.0s3d; now it is valued at £30, and yet it renders £32. Of the afforsaid closes, Randolph the clerk has 3 closes in which 6 men dwell, and of these the same Randolph has sake and soke unless the common geld from which no one may escape be laid upon the vill. If his man commits an offence in the vill, and, after being distrained, escapes, the king's reeve has nothing from him."
Wimborne St Giles Church- Wimborne St Giles, Dorset, England
There has been a church in the litte Dorset village of Wimborne St Giles since at least 1207, when the first rector is recorded. The church stands beside a row of attractive almshouses erected in 1624. The current church was built around 1514 by Sir Anthony Ashley, then almost entirely rebuilt in classical Georgian style in 1732. The Georgian work was Gothicised by Bodley in the … ... more