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Ruabon, Clwyd, Wales

An early 19th century landscape park surrounds a Regency villa, set in the unspoilt countryside of the Dee valley. There are large numbers of specimen trees and both formal and informal gardens.

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Peckforton Castle Tarporley

Peckforton Castle
Tarporley, Cheshire

Nestled in the pictureque Cheshire countryside, Peckforton Castle Hotel is a spectacular medieval style castle built in the mid 19th century, situated in beautiful landscaped gardens. Entering the castle doors, the luxurious interior welcomes visitors into its unique surroundings, steeped in history. Come and experience our Falconry encounter and also … more >>

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Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
in the Domesday Book

"Aylesbury, a demesne manor of the king, has always been assessed at 16 hides. There is land for 16 plough. In demesne are 2 ploughs. There 20 villans with 14 bordars have 10 ploughs, and there could be 4 more. There are 2 slaves, and 2 mills rendering 23s, meadow for 8 ploughs, and from the remainder, 20s .... In this manor was and is a sokeman having 1 virgate of land, which he could give or sell to whom he wished, and yet he always does service to the king's sheriff. The church of this manor the Bishop of Lincoln holds."


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Brooke, St Peter's Church
Brooke, St Peter's Church - Brooke, Rutland, England
Brooke is a small hamlet located on a minor road a few miles south of Braunston-in-Rutland. The parish church of St Peter boasts a beautifully carved Norman doorway. The nave arcade and the font are also Norman, while the tower was added in the 13th century. ... more

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