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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"Litchfield stands low, there is a greate standing water as I have seen just by the town which does often flow the grounds after raines, so the Road is secured with a banck and a breast wall of a good length into the town ... the water has very good fish in it, but it must be muddy, its the privilege of the Magistrates only to have fishing or to go about it with a little boate ..."
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A pair of Roman roads cross at Bildeston, but there is no evidence of a Roman settlement. Tradition suggests that the village was named for a Danish leader named Bildr, though there is no proof for this tale. Bildeston enters the historical record in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it is recorded that the estate was once owned by Edith, Edward the Confessor's queen. A church was recorded, presumably on the site of the … ... more