A Cistercian house founded in 1179 as a daughter house of Strata Florida. The remains of that abbey are incorporated into the present buildings housing the Sisters of Saint Joseph. The fine barn, boasting 11 bays, is one of the finest medieval remnants.
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The Narborough Arms dates back to the 14th century featuring beamed ceilings. The Narborough Arms is a relaxed quiet and friendly place. It offers great value rooms with a fully licensed bar and restaurant. This hotel is ideally located near the Meridian Business Park Narborough Wood Park High Cross Shopping … more >>
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"the town and all its accommodations is adapted to the batheing and drinking of the waters, and to nothing else, the streetes are well pitched and cleane kept and there are Chaires as in London to carry the better sort of people in visits, or if sick or infirme, and is only in the town, for its so encompassed with high hills few care to take the aire on them; there are also pleasnt walkes in the Cathedrall in the Cloysters."
Englefield House- Reading, Berkshire, England
Englefield House is a superb Elizabethan mansion, with 18th and 19th century remodelling. The house is built loosely on the traditional Elizabethan E-plan, though there is much asymmetry about the design. No one seems sure quite when the house was built, but it is likely that the house actually predates the Elizabethan period. The Englefield family goes back vastly further; they are thought to have been lords of the manor here since the 9th century. ... more