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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Situated just seven miles from Heathrow airport this unique property and Historic Monument is a Grade One listed building dating from 1550 and retains a plethora of original features. Its past is evident in the mullioned windows, tall chimneys, Saxon moat, which surrounds three sides of formal gardens complete with … more >>
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"From Redruth I went to Truro which is a pretty little town and seaport, formerly was esteemed the best town in Cornwall, now is second next Lanstone; its just by the Copper and Tinn mines and lies down in a bottom, pretty steep ascent, as most of the towns in these countrys, that you would be afraid of tumbling with nose and head foremost; the town is built of stone, a good pretty Church built all stone and carv'd on the outside, and just by there is the Market House on stone pillars and hall on top ..."
Luddenham, St Mary's Church- Luddenham, Kent, England
A fascinating Norman church set in a farmyard near Luddenham Court. St Mary's features a finely carved 12th century west doorway with traditional Norman zigzag patterns, and there are fragments of Roman bricks reused in the walls. ... more