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Browsholme HallBrowsholme Hall
Clitheroe, Lancashire, England

Browsholme is an early Tudor house with the addition of a Regency wing. Within the house are a collection of portraits, weapons, armour, and antiquities. In local dialect Brownholme is pronounced 'Brewsom', and it has been the home of the Parker family since it was built in 1507.

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Lifeboat Inn Thornham

Lifeboat Inn
Thornham, Norfolk

Lifeboat Inn is a three star property located in the picturesque village of Thornham near Hunstanton. Just a two minute walk from the marshes and sand dunes. The hotel has been receiving guests since the 16th century. The Inn's original character has been carefully preserved throughout the hotel. Lifeboat offers … more >>

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Warwick, Warwickshire
in the 17th century

"the town of Warwick by means of a sad fire about 4 or 5 years since [1694] that laid the greatest part in ashes, its most now new buildings which is with brick and coyn'd with stone and the windows the same; there still remaines some few houses of the old town which are built all of stone; the streetes are very handsome and the buildings regular and fine, not very lofty being limited by act of parliament to such a pitch and size to build the town ..."


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Bamburgh
Bamburgh - Bamburgh, Northumberland, England
A very popular seaside village, Bamburgh is dominated by the imposing bulk of Bamburgh Castle, a medieval castle much remodeled during the 17th and 19th centuries. The castle looks out over a broad, sandy beach, which sweeps around the coast to the dramatic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle. Near Bamburgh Castle is the historic church of St Aidan, a 13th century building on the site of a 7th century church built by St Aidan himself. In … ... more

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