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Wallington HallWallington Hall
Morpeth, Northumberland, England

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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Chandos House
London, Greater London

Beautifully restored Grade 1 listed Georgian townhouse hidden in a quiet corner of central London, 3 minutes walk from Oxford Circus. Designed and built by Robert and James Adam, the most prominent Scottish architects in Georgian Britain, the house is a fine example of their work with amazing grand rooms … more >>

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31 July, 1841

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Burrough on the Hill, Leicestershire
in the Domesday Book

"Herbert holds of the king 4 carucates of land in Burrough on the Hill. There were 5 ploughs. Now in demesne there are 1 1/2 ploughs and 4 slaves, and 6 bordars with 1 sokeman have 3 ploughs. There are 20 acres of meadow and woodland 13 furlongs long and 4 broad. It was worth 10s, now 30s."


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Swaffham - Swaffham, Norfolk, England
An attractive market town in the Breckland region of western Norfolk. There has been a settlement here since before the Romans, but Swaffham really grew in importance during the Middle Ages, as a centre of the wool trade. A striking 18th century market cross stands in the market place, surmounted by an attractive cupola. This is just one of numerous attractive Georgian buildings in Swaffham, and indication of its popularity as a fashionable Georgian town. ... more

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