One of the most historic monastic sites in England, Wenlock Priory was founded in the year 680 AD by the King of Mercia, Merewalh, for his daughter Milburga, who served as abbess until her death in 722. It was initially a double house, with quarters for nuns and monks.
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A 15th century country town hotel at the centre of historic Castle Cary, nestling in the hills of South Somerset.Two bars the George Bar with an original inglenook fireplace and the snug for non smokers offer bar meals with tasty chefs specials and a selection of real ales.The elegant panelled … more >>
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"In Sibthorpe Ospak had 2 1/2 bovates of land to the geld. There is land for 1 plough. Count Alan has it. Fredigis holds it of him, and there is 1 plough and 4 sokemen on 1 bovate of land and 2 bordars having 1 plough. There is a priest and a church to which the fourth part of the land belongs. There are 10 acres of meadow. In the time of King Edward worth 20s, now 12s."
Stokesay Castle- Craven Arms, Shropshire, England
A fortified manor begun in 1281 by Lawrence of Ludlow, a wealthy wool merchant, incorporating parts of older buildings. Stokesay was built at a time when the long border wars between the Welsh and English were, if not ending, at least entering a more peaceful phase. Thus, though Lawrence built what can be described as one of the first fortified manor houses in England, Stokesay was first and foremost a comfortable country residence, with large, … ... more