St John's church dates to the latter half of the 15th century, and is a very nice example of Perpendicular style. Its a rather odd building, almost square in plan. This peculiar layout is reputed to be the result of a hasty decision to widen a nearby road due to a planned visit to Norwich by Elizabeth I.
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"Ketil, a thegn of King Edwards, held Onehouse as 1 1/2 carucates and 20 acres, together with the soke. Then as now 8 bordars and 4 slaves. Then and afterwards 3 ploughs in demesne, now 2. Then as now 1 plough belonging to the men. 12 acres of meadow. Woodland for 6 pigs, 1 horse, and 6 head of cattle. Then 16 pigs, now 30. Then 40 sheep, now 87 and 22 goats. A church with 3 acres of free land. Then and afterwards worth 40s, now 50s. It is 5 furlongs long and 3 broad. In geld 6 1/2d."
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The historic city of Worcester straddles the River Severn, in an area of rich farmland. The city has a long heriage as a centre for glove-making and fine china. Then of course there's the famous sauce! Dominating the city is the marvellous medieval cathedral, founded in 983 by St Oswald. The oldest part of the current building is the Norman crypt, dating to the late 11th century. Outside the cathedral numerous historic buildings survive, including … ... more