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Grey Cairns of CamsterGrey Cairns of Camster
Roster, Highlands and Islands, Scotland

The Grey Cairns of Camster are a pair of Neolithic chambered cairns (circa 2000-3500 BC), one round and the other linear, in a secluded hollow near the River Wick. The Camster cairns are considered among the best preserved in Britain and have been carefully restored so that visitors can access the inner chambers.

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Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Set in 20 acres of parkland in the conservation village of Orton Longueville, only 2.5 miles from Peterborough centre and 2 miles from the East of England showground. Previously the estate of the Marquesses of Huntly this 17th Century house has been renovated to provide a spacious, comfortable hotel. Our … more >>

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This Day in British History

24 September, 1930

Noel coward's Private Lives opens

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This monarch led his army to triumph at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415



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Totnes, Devon
in the Domesday Book

"Iudichael holds from the king Totnes, a borough which King Edward held in demesne. Within the borough there are 100 burgesses, less 5, and 15 outside the borough working the land. among them all they pay 8 by tale. Formerly they paid 3 weighed and assayed. The borough only pays geld and then it renders 40d as geld. If an expedition travels by land or by sea, Totnes and Barnstaple and Lydford between them render as much service as Exeter renders."


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Sutton Veny, St Leonards Church
Sutton Veny, St Leonards Church - Sutton Veny, Wiltshire, England
Also known as Sutton Veny Old Church, St Leonards is a medieval church set in a peaceful location. When the floor of the church began to suffer from subsidence in the Victorian period, St Leonards was replaced by a more modern building dedicated to St John the Baptist, and St Leonard's chancel was used as a mortuary. The nave, transepts, and crossing now stand roofless and open to the elements. ... more

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