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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"Kendall is a town built all of stone, one very broad streete in which is the Market Crosse, its a good tradeing town mostly famed for its cottons; the Kendall Cotton is used for blankets and the Scotts use them for their plodds and there is much made here and also linsiwoolseys and a great deale of leather tann'd here and all sorts of commodityes twice a week is the market furnished with all sorts of things."
Brinkburn Priory- Rothbury, Northumberland, England
English Heritage calls this site the "finest example of early Gothic architecture in Northumberland". Located in a heavily wooded valley beside the River Coquet, the priory dates to the 12th century. The church is almost completely intact, and some of the monastic buildings now form part of an Elizabethan manor house. ... more