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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Set in the tranquil village of Clearwell in the Royal Forest of Dean and just 5 minutes walk from Clearwell Castle is the Tudor Farmhouse Hotel and Restaurant. A converted farm dating from the 13th Century, the hotel has 20 well appointed double and family sized rooms, all en-suite, some … more >>
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"Beorhtric holds Trowbridge. His father held it in the time of King Edward, and it paid geld for 10 hides. There is land for 9 ploughs. In demesne are 2 ploughs, and 7 slaves, and 11 villans, and 6 cotsets with 7 ploughs. There is a mill rendering 10s, and 10 acres of meadow, and 2 acres of pasture, woodland 5 furlongs long and 3 furlongs broad. It was worth £4, now £8."
Leighton Hall- Carnforth, Lancashire, England
This modest Victorian house has a history going back to at least the 13th century. Records show that Adam D'Avranches hd a fortified manor house here in 1246. The present owner of Leighton Hall is descended from D'Avranches, through 26 generations, though the house has been sold twice during its long history. ... more