The Leicester family lived at Tabley for over 700 years, and this lovely Palladian villa was the second house on the etate, built by John Carr of York in 1761 for Sir Peter Leicester. Now partly used as a residential care home, the first floor of Tabley has been restored, and showcases a wonderful collection of fine art gathered by generations of Leicesters.
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"Colchester is a large town in the compass of ground, formerly there was 16 Churches tho' now much of it is ruinated ... you enter the town by a gate there are 4 in al; there is a large street which runs a great length down to a bridge near a mile long, about the middle of it runs another broad streete and near its length, in which is the Market Cross and Town Hall and a long building like stalls on purpose to lay their Bayes when exposed to saile ..."
Ashbury, St Mary Church- Ashbury, Oxfordshire, England
A lovely church of no inconsiderable size, with a 13th century tower and several excellent medieval funerary brasses, dating to the mid 14th century. The church maintains a copy of a 1634 bible on display, and there is a very well preserved Norman north door. ... more