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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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Stoke Rochford Hall Grantham

Stoke Rochford Hall
Grantham, Leicestershire

Situated in Middle England' and surrounded by 28 acres of open parkland Stoke Rochford Hall is ideally situated for a quiet retreat. Its superb location within easy reach of some of the most historic buildings and market towns of Lincolnshire. Stoke Rochford Hall is situated in peaceful rolling countryside. The … more >>

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Lincoln, Lincolnshire
in the Domesday Book

"In the city of Lincoln in the time of King Edward there were 970 inhabited messuages. This number is reckoned according to the English method; that is 100 for 120. In the city itself were 12 lawmen, that is men having sake and soke ... In the time of King Edward the city of Lincoln rendered to the king£20 and to the earl £10. Now it renders £100 by tale between the king and the earl. The mint, however, renders £75."


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Helvellyn - Patterdale, Cumbria, England
One of the most popular peaks in the Lake District for walkers, Helvellyn can be approached by a variety of routes, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. The most popular routes leave from Glenridding and Patterdale, to the west, and Thirlmere to the west. ... more

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