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Hartsheath HallHartsheath Hall
Leeswood, Clwyd, Wales

Hartsheath is a Grade II* listed country house in neo-classical style, set in a 19th century landscape park. The house dates to the early 18th century, though heavily rebuilt in the early 19th century.

Heritage Rating: 3 Heritage Rating

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Ascot House Hotel
Torbay, Devon

Set in an impressive early Victorian villa, Ascot House is a family-run hotel which has recently been acquired by Bernard, a French expatriate. He is partnered by Janice, who is English. Ascot House Hotel, which is being fully refurbished into a small boutique hotel, has free, private, off-road parking and … more >>

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Abingdon, Oxfordshire
in the 17th century

"Abington town seemes a very well built town and the Market Cross is the finest in England, its all of free stone and very lofty, even the Isles or Walk below is a lofty arch on severall pillars of square stone and four square pillars, over it are large Roomes with handsome Windows."


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Castle Ashby, St Mary Magdalene Church
Castle Ashby, St Mary Magdalene Church - Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire, England
The parish church of Castle Ashby tends to be overshadowed by the nearby mansion of the same name, which is a shame, because its a lovely medieval building and is well worth a visit in its own right. The church stands directly beside the mansion, between the house and the gardens. ... more

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