Wallington is an elegant 17th century mansion, built by Sir William Blackett around the core of an earlier medieval house and pele tower. Blackett was a wealthy shipping magnate and mine owner from Newcastle, and he intended Wallington to be a country retreat, a place to hold occasional shooting parties, but it evolved into much more than that.
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Situated on the old Fussel's Brewery Site in the heart of Rode this old country Inn circa 17th century has many lovely features to enjoy one of which is the working Queen Victoria Golden Jubilee Clock but more importantly the Inn has a warm welcoming and cosy feel to it. … more >>
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"Oxford opens to view 2 miles off, its scituation is fine on a round hill, environ'd round with hills adorn'd with Woods and Enclosures, yet not so near as to annoy the town, which stands pleasant and compact; there is a fine Causy for neare two mile by the road for Schollars to walke on; the Theater stands the highest of all and much in the middle encompass'd with the severall Colledges and Churches and other Buildings whose towers and spires appeares very well at a distance ..."
Dane John Mound- Canterbury, Kent, England
A high mound that was the site of one of the first Norman motte and bailey castles erected by William the Conqueror. Archaeological excavation has revealed that the mound was a Roman burial site on the line of the old Roman city walls. ... more