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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Hampton Manor is a 19th century Grade II listed Manor house on the edge of Birmingham. This private country estate, set in 45 acres of woodland and gardens has just undergone a £2m refurbishment to offer contemporary bedrooms and meeting facilities. This former home of Sir Frederick Peel, son of … more >>
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"They have made the Wells very comodious by the many good buildings all about it and 2 or 3 mile round, which are Lodgings for the Company that drinke the waters, and they have encased their buildings so much that makes them very cheape; all people buy their own provision at the Market which is just by the Wells and furnish'd with great plenty of all sorts flesh fowl and fish ..."
Jews House- Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
A lovely stone building, possibly the oldest occupied house in Europe. Jews House was built around 1150 and takes its name from the fact that it was owned by a Jewish woman named Bellaset in the late 13th century. Jews House is located on cobbled Steep Hill, the historic route from lower Lincoln to the Cathedral and Castle. ... more