An attractive 14th century house surrounded by landscaped gardens. The medieval core of the hall is hidden behind attractive Tudor rebuilding, and a west front added in the Georgian period. Within the Hall is an organ said to have been played by Handel, who was a family friend.
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Although the elegant mansion of Cricket St.Thomas is avowedly Regency in style the present house was designed by the neo-Classicist Sir John Soane and set within glorious landscaped gardens based on a design by Capability Brown. The Manors proud history actually predates 1086. Since its rebuilding in 1820, Cricket has … more >>
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"In Wareham in the time of King Edward there were 120 houses in the king's demesne. This vill was assessed for every service of the king and paid geld for 10 hides, that is, 1 silver mark for the king's housecarls excepting the customs which belonged to the farm of 1 knight. There were 2 moneyers each paying 1 silver mark to the king and 20s, when the coinage was changed. Now there are 70 houses, and 73 have been completely destroyed from the time of Hugh the sheriff."
Howden- Howden, Yorkshire, England
A market town in Yorkshire's East Riding, Howden boasts cobbled streets and a beautiful medieval church known as Howden Minster, which boasts a lovely chapter house and ruined choir. Howden was given a royal charter in 1200 by King John, who once stayed in the town. During the 1800's Howden held the largest horse fair in the country, and it is said that the Duke of Wellington's men were mounted on horses purchased at Howden. ... more