A medium sized village near Aylsham, Cawston draws visitors from every corner of the country to see the fabulous hammer-beam roof of St Agnes church. There was a church here as early as the 12th century, but the present building dates to the 14th century. The superb roof is one of the first examples in Britain to be built in a double hammer-beam style. In addition, St Agnes boasts a lovely 15th century painted rood screen.
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"There is a certain woman, Eadgifu, has of the king 1 hide in alms which the same woman held in the time of King Edward, and she could go where she wished. Then, as now, it was asessed at 1 hide. There are 2 cottars and 1 acre of meadow. It was worth 20s, now 5s."
A La Ronde- Exmouth, Devon, England
An unusual 16 sided house built by two cousins, Jane and Mary Parminter, in 1796. The cousins were inspired by a grand tour to the continent, and created this striking house looking out over the Exe estuary. The interiors contain mementoes collected by the two women, and feature unusual decor, including a 'feather frieze', and a gallery lined with shells. The latter chamber is so fragile that visitors must view it on closed-circuit television. ... more