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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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Laindon, Essex
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"The Bishop [of London] holds Laindon which AElfryth, a certain woman, held in the time of King Edward as 1 manor and 9 hides. There were then 2 ploughs in demesne, now 3. The men had then 7 ploughs, now 6. There were then 8 villans, now 3. There are now 14 bordars. Then as now there were 6 slaves. There is woodland for 100 pigs, pasture for 100 sheep. It was then worth 9, now 10, but the bishop receives from it 14. Of this manor Ralph and William hold 3 hides and 80 acres and there is 1 plough in demesne and the men have 2, and it is worth 100s in the same valuation. The bishop received in demesne 100 sheep less 3 and 10 pigs. "


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Bressingham Steam and Gardens - Diss, Norfolk, England
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