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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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London, Greater London

Hazlitt's occupies three historic houses in Frith Street just off Soho Square. When these were built in 1718 there were no elevators. There still aren't but they have updated the plumbing installed ensuite bathrooms and replaced most of the candles with electricity. This Soho home of the 18th-century essayist William … more >>

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Desborough, Northamptonshire
in the Domesday Book

"Ambrose holds of William 1 hide and 1 virgate of land in Desborough. There is land for 3 ploughs. In demesne are 2 ploughs and 3 slaves and 1 female slave, and 11 villans and 8 bordars with 1 1/2 ploughs. There is a mill rendering 2s. There is woodland 2 furlongs in length and 2 furlongs in breadth. It was and is worth 40s."


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Stonehenge - Amesbury, Wiltshire, England
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