Browsholme is an early Tudor house with the addition of a Regency wing. Within the house are a collection of portraits, weapons, armour, and antiquities. In local dialect Brownholme is pronounced 'Brewsom', and it has been the home of the Parker family since it was built in 1507.
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This well-known landmark is an amalgamation of historic buildings dating from the 15th and 18th centuries, known as a number of names, including The Crown during King Henry VIII's reign. However, eventually it was named The Royal Hop Pole when Queen Mary stayed in 1937 and gave it the official … more >>
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Lamport, All Saints Church- Lamport, Northamptonshire, England
A 12th century church with much later remodelling, especially in the 18th century when Justinian Isham of Lamport Hall had the church rebuilt in Italianate style. All Saints is worth visiting to see memorials to 400 years of Ishams, in styles ranging from 16th century brasses to neo-classically opulent tombs. ... more