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Skaill HouseSkaill House
Sandwick, Highlands and Islands, Scotland

An historic 17th century mansion situated a short walk from the Skara Brae prehistoric site. The house was built for Bishop George Graham around 1620, but has been the family home of the Laird’s of Skaill since.

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Mercure White Hart Hotel Salisbury

Mercure White Hart Hotel
Salisbury, Wiltshire

This elegant 17th century Georgian hotel is in the heart of Medievil Salisbury, overlooking the famous Cathedral and Close. Its tradition of offering fine hospitality in comfortable surroundings is maintained to this day. In the winter months huge log fires burn in open fireplaces while in summer our courtyard is … more >>

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This Day in British History

01 November, 1848

First railway bookstall opens

The stall was part of expansion to Euston station. Not groundbreaking history, but still a transformation in how people travelled! What was it like before this?

Monarch Mayhem

Whose heir was lost at sea in the wreck of the 'White Ship'?



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Skellow, Yorkshire
in the Domesday Book

"In Skellow, Gluniairnn, Northmann, Alsige, Adelo and Leofkoil had 4 carucates of land to the geld. There is land for 3 ploughs. Now William has it of Ilbert. In demesne is 1 plough, and 10 villans and 5 bordars having 3 ploughs. There are 8 acres off meadow, and woodland pasture half a league long and 4 furlongs broad. In the time of King Edward worth 60s, now 40s."


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Moyses Hall Museum
Moyses Hall Museum - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
A Grade I listed building, Moyses Hall was a merchant's house, built around 1180, which makes it one of the oldest domestic buildings in England stil in use, and a rare surviving example of Norman domestic architecture. The oldest parts of the Hall are the south and west walls, which are original 12th century construction, while most of the remainder is Tudor, with some Victorian restoration. ... more

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