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Kentwell HallKentwell Hall
Long Melford, Suffolk, England

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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Ickburgh, Norfolk

A Grade II mansion suite built in the Jacobean style designed by William Burn and constructed between 1857 and 1862 to replace a former hall built in 1720 by James Nelthorpe whose daughter married James Hoste, the owner of Sandringham House. Today Lynford Hall Hotel is an active Conference and … more >>

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"The Norman lord Ivo de Taillebois, the first Baron of Kendal, built a motte and bailey castle at Kirkby Lonsdale around the year 1092. Of this castle only the motte, or castle mound, remains, looking out over the Lune Valley and the river below."


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Avebury, St James Church - Avebury, Wiltshire, England
Built around 1000 AD close to the ancient stone circle and henge at Avebury. Several Saxon windows remain, and a beautiful 15th century rood screen that was hidden for centuries at the Reformation. There is also a wonderfully carved Norman font and doorway arch. ... more

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