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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The Bull at Burford has been an Inn and has been receiving visitors since 1610. Famous visitors have included Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton (The room they used The Trafalgar room is named in memory of their stay) as well as King Charles II and his mistress Nell Gwynne. Today … more >>
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"In North Barsham which William de Warrenne holds, Harold held 2 free men with 1 carucate of land belonging to Fakenham, and now William holds them but his men do not know how, and the Hundred testifies them to be William's that he is seised of them. But a man of the king offers judicial ordeal that they used to belong in the time of King Edward to Fakenham, a manor of the king's."
Old Royal Naval College Greenwich- London, Greater London, England
Begun by Charles II on the site of a Tudor palace, later transformed by Sir Christopher Wren into a hospital for sailors. The heart of the College is The Painted Hall, an exquisite set of 3 linked rooms painted by James Thornhill over the course of 19 years. Also open to the public is The Chapel, an opulent chamber in neo-Grecian style. ... more