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N 0 B 1.2K C 0 E Dec 21, 2012 F May 9, 2011
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The Rollright Stones are an ancient small henge or megalithic stone circle near Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire. The circle is 104 feet in diameter. Also known as the King's Men, the henge dates to around 2500-2000 BC and consists of 77 closely-spaced stones forming a stone circle 33 metres in diameter. The stones are set on top of a circular bank with an entrance to the southeast marked by two portal stones. There were originally as many as 105 stones but many have been removed. Approximately a third of the stones were put back in place when the momument was restored in 1882.

Tags:   Oxfordshire Rollright Stones henge Stone circle megalithic monument

N 0 B 994 C 0 E May 30, 2010 F May 9, 2011
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The market town of Evesham in Worcestershire has an ancient market. The town itself lies on the River Avon.

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N 6 B 4.9K C 2 E May 30, 2010 F May 9, 2011
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Lord Leycester's Hospital at Warwick is simply one of the most stunning medieval buildings that I have seen. The 1st Earl of Leicester acquired the 14th century buildings in 1571, founding a hospital (in effect, the social housing of its time) for aged or injured soldiers and their wives, under royal charter from Queen Elizabeth I. It still provides a residence for a small number of former soldiers and their families. The word hospital did not originally mean a medical facility, but rather a charitable institution where the needy, infirm or aged could live.

Tags:   Warwickshire Warwick Lord Leycester's Hospital medieval buildings

N 2 B 1.7K C 0 E May 8, 2011 F May 9, 2011
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These delightful ancient cottages at Snowshill, in the Cotswolds, can be rented from the National Trust.

Tags:   Gloucestershire The Cotswolds medieval buildings cottages Snowshill

N 1 B 2.3K C 0 E May 8, 2011 F May 9, 2011
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Snowshill Manor, a National Trust property open to the public, contains an unusual collection of furniture, musical instruments, craft tools, toys, clocks, bicycles and armour, all collected by architect and craftsman Charles Paget Wade between 1900 and 1951. The house is mainly Tudor with a Georgian extension.

Tags:   Gloucestershire Snowshill Manor The Cotswolds museums National Trust Charles Paget Wade Tudor buildings


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