A medium sized village near Aylsham, Cawston draws visitors from every corner of the country to see the fabulous hammer-beam roof of St Agnes church. There was a church here as early as the 12th century, but the present building dates to the 14th century. The superb roof is one of the first examples in Britain to be built in a double hammer-beam style. In addition, St Agnes boasts a lovely 15th century painted rood screen.
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Poole is the largest urban connurbation in Dorset, yet the area close to the harbour is crammed with well-preserved period buildings, including Town Cellars, a collection of 15th century warehouses. There is a lifeboat museum, and an 18th century Guildhall. In the harbour is Brownsea Island, the birthplace of the Scouting moveent. Poole developed as a fishing port in the 13th century, but now most of the shipping is pleasure craft or commercial shipping. ... more