Kentwell is a moated Tudor manor, built by the Clopton family in the early 16th century. The exterior is largely built of red-brick. The beautifully preserved interiors feature a working Tudor kitchen and a Great Hall with a minstrels gallery at one end. In the landscaped grounds that surround the house are a Tudor Rose pavement maze, clipped topiary, and a Camera Obscura. Kentwell is a very short distance from another stately home, Melford Hall.
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Situated just seven miles from Heathrow airport this unique property and Historic Monument is a Grade One listed building dating from 1550 and retains a plethora of original features. Its past is evident in the mullioned windows, tall chimneys, Saxon moat, which surrounds three sides of formal gardens complete with … more >>
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"King William holds Windsor in demesne. King Edward held it. There are 20 hides ... In demesne is 1 plough, and 22 villans and 2 bordars with 10 ploughs. There is 1 slave, and a fishery rendering 6s8d. and 40 acres of meadow. There is woodland for 50 pigs as pannage, and other woodland has been put in the king's preserve, and there are, besides, 100 closes, less 5 in the vill. Of these, 26 are quit of rent and from the others come 30s."
Ripley Castle- Harrogate, Yorkshire, England
This extraordinary castle has been the home of the Ingilby family for over 700 years, but they were not the first owners. Ripley Castle was included in the dowry of Edeline Thwenge when she married Sir Thomas Ingilby in 1309. Ingilby served at the court of Edward III, as did his son, also named Thomas. In 1357 the king was hunting boar in the royal forest of Knaresborough when a wild boar charged him. Sir … ... more