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CawstonCawston
Norfolk, England

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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"Tavistock Church holds Tavistock Manor. In the time of King Edward it paid geld for 3 1/2 hides. Thee is land for 40 ploughs. In demesne are 5 ploughs, and 12 slaves, and 17 villans and 20 bordars with 14 ploughs. There is a mill serving the court, and 16 acres of meadow, pasture 10 furlongs long and as much broad, woodland 2 leagues long and 1 league broad."


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Beaney House of Art and Knowledge - Canterbury, Kent, England
The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge (formerly the Royal Museum and Art Gallery with the Buffs Museum) is housed in the former Beaney Institute building on High Street. This delightful Grade II listed Victorian building was founded by Dr James Beaney, a Canterbury physician who later emigrated to Australia where he became so rich he was known as 'Diamond Jimmy'. ... more

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