The National Trust owns a vast Herefordshire estate centred on Lower Brockhampton, taking in 1700 acres of woodland and farmland. At the heart of the estate is Lower Brockhampton Manor, a 14th century moated manor house guarded by a timber-framed gatehouse. There is also a ruined chapel in the grounds and an extensive system of trails throughout the estate.
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"Reginald Canute holds 2 hides in Chippenham of the king. Toki held it in the time of King Edward. There is land for 1 plough. 2 bordars there have half a plough, and there are 20 acres of meadow, and half a mill rendering 15s. The while was and is worth 20s."
Coln Rogers Saxon Church- Coln Rogers, Gloucestershire, England
A small Saxon church in a delightful countryside location in the heart of the Gloucestershire Cotswolds. It is rare to find a Saxon church with a layout essentially unaltered, but that is the case here. There are pieces of medieval glass and a 13th century tomb recess. ... more