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Ludgershall, Wiltshire

Ludgershall is a town and civil parish 16 miles north east of Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. It is on the A342 road between Devizes and Andover. The parish includes the Faberstown housing estate which is contiguous with Ludgershall, and the hamle ...

                                               

Old Sarum

Old Sarum is the site of the earliest settlement of Salisbury in England. Located on a hill about 2 miles north of modern Salisbury near the A345 road, the settlement appears in some of the earliest records in the country. It is an English Herita ...

                                               

The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary was a stone and timber circle near the village of Avebury in the south-western English county of Wiltshire. Excavation has revealed the location of the 58 stone sockets and 62 post-holes. The ring was part of a tradition of stone ci ...

                                               

St Martins Chapel, Chisbury

St Martins Chapel, Chisbury is a mediaeval former chapel next to the manor house in the hamlet of Chisbury, Wiltshire, England. St Martins was built in the early part of the 13th century, on the edge of Chisbury Camp, an Iron Age hillfort. There ...

                                               

Howden Minster

Howden Minster is a large Grade I listed Church of England church in the Diocese of York. It is located in Howden, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is one of the largest churches in the East Riding of Yorkshire. It is dedicated to St Peter a ...

                                               

Skipsea Castle

Skipsea Castle was a Norman motte and bailey castle near the village of Skipsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. Built around 1086 by Drogo de la Beuvriere, apparently on the remains of an Iron Age mound, it was designed to secure the newly co ...

                                               

Helmsley Castle

Helmsley Castle is a medieval castle situated in the market town of Helmsley, within the North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire, England.

                                               

Spofforth Castle

Spofforth Castle in the village of Spofforth, North Yorkshire, England was a fortified manor house, ruined during the English Civil War and now run by English Heritage as a tourist attraction.

                                               

Spofforth, North Yorkshire

Spofforth is a village in the civil parish of Spofforth with Stockeld in the Harrogate district of North Yorkshire, England, about 3 miles north west of Wetherby and 5 miles south of Harrogate on the River Crimple, a tributary of the River Nidd.

                                               

Stanwick Iron Age Fortifications

Stanwick Iron Age Fortifications, a huge Iron Age hill fort, sometimes but not always considered an oppidum, comprising over 9 kilometers of ditches and ramparts enclosing approximately 300 hectares of land, are situated in Richmondshire, North Y ...

                                               

Wharram Percy

Wharram Percy is a deserted medieval village near Malton, North Yorkshire, on the western edge of the chalk Wolds of North Yorkshire, England. It is about 1 mile south of Wharram-le-Street and is signposted from the B1248 Beverley to Malton road. ...

                                               

Wykeham Abbey

Wykeham Abbey is a Grade II* listed country house in Wykeham, North Yorkshire, England. It has been the seat of the Viscounts Downe since the early 20th century.

                                               

Conisbrough Castle

Conisbrough Castle is a medieval fortification in Conisbrough, South Yorkshire, England. The castle was initially built in the 11th century by William de Warenne, the Earl of Surrey, after the Norman conquest of England in 1066. Hamelin Plantagen ...

                                               

Bowling Park, Bradford

Bowling Park is a public urban park near Bolling Hall in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England about 1 ⁄ 2 miles south east from the city centre. The park is irregularly shaped with an area of 50 acres and is bounded by Bowling Hall Road, Burras Road ...

                                               

Roberts Park, Saltaire

Roberts Park is a 14 acres public urban park in Saltaire, West Yorkshire, England. Higher Coach Road, Baildon, is to the north and the park is bounded to the south by the River Aire. A pedestrian footbridge crosses the Aire and links the park to ...

                                               

Datchet Bridge

Datchet Bridge, also known as The Divided Bridge, was a road bridge which crossed the River Thames at Datchet from 1706 until it was demolished in 1848. It was situated on the reach between Old Windsor Lock and Romney Lock and linked Windsor on t ...

                                               

Chaturbhuj Temple (Orchha)

Chaturbhuj Temple, dedicated to Vishnu, is situated at Orchha in Madhya Pradesh, India. The name Chaturbhuj is a combination of chatur meaning "four" and bhuj meaning "arms" which literally translates to "one who has four arms" and refers to Rama ...

                                               

Kangra Fort

The Kangra Fort was built by the royal Rajput family of Kangra State the Katoch dynasty, which traces its origins to the ancient Trigarta Kingdom, mentioned in the Mahabharata epic. It is the largest fort in the Himalayas and probably the oldest ...

                                               

Dunskey Castle

Dunskey Castle is a ruined, 12th century tower house or castle, located 0.5 miles south of the village of Portpatrick, Rhinns, Wigtownshire, on the south-west coast of Scotland. Dunskey Castle is a scheduled monument, a nationally important archa ...

                                               

Palazzo Falier

Palazzo Falier is a civil building located in Venice, Italy in the Cannaregio district. The palazzo is particularly known for having been the home of Marin Falier, Doge of the Republic of Venice, who was executed for attempting a coup detat.

                                               

Blakesley Hall (Northamptonshire)

The Hall dated from the reign of King Henry III and at one time was given by Henry VIII to his daughter, Princess Elizabeth Queen Elizabeth I of England. The Hall was once a possession of the Knights of St John of Jerusalem. It was owned by the H ...

                                               

Centuries, Hythe

Centuries is a house in Hythe, Kent, built in the 13th century, possibly earlier. It is the birthplace of Hamo Hethe, b.1275, who became the Bishop of Rochester in 1319. In 1685 it became St. Bartholomews Hospital, for between ten and thirteen pe ...

                                               

Clevedon Court

Clevedon Court is a manor house on Court Hill in Clevedon, North Somerset, England, dating from the early 14th century. It is now owned by the National Trust. It is designated as a Grade I listed building. The house was built and added to over ma ...

                                               

Chateau dEchery

The Chateau dEchery is a ruined castle situated in the commune of Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines in the departement of Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France. It is dated to the 13th century. The castle is also known today as Chateau de Haut-Echery or Chateau du Haut ...

                                               

Maretsch Castle

Maretsch Castle is a castle located in the historic center of Bolzano, South Tyrol, northern Italy. It is a residence rather than a defense construction. The oldest part of the castle dates back to the 13th century. The present form is due to the ...

                                               

Chateau dOchsenstein

The Chateau dOchsenstein is a ruined castle located in the commune of Reinhardsmunster, in the Bas-Rhin departement of France. It was home to the Ochsensteins, a powerful family from medieval Alsace. The castle sits upon three sandstone spurs and ...

                                               

Palazzo degli Alessandri, Viterbo

The Palazzo degli Alessandri is a 13th-century palace located in Piazza San Pellegrino number 50 in central Viterbo, Lazio, Italy. The palace and its towers form a piazza creating a quaint but somewhat Escher-like urban jumble of arches, passagew ...

                                               

Tanners Hall

Tanners Hall was a 13th century town house and is now a ruin located on Gouda Way in Gloucester. It is the oldest non-religious building and only surviving medieval domestic stone house in the city. It became a Grade II listed building on 29 July ...

                                               

Treasurers House, Martock

The Treasurers House is a National Trust-owned property in Martock, in the English county of Somerset. It has been designated as a grade I listed building. Apart from the Bishops Palace, Wells it is the oldest house in the county. The original 13 ...

                                               

Palazzo dellArte dei Beccai

The Palazzo dellArte dei Beccai or Residenza dellArte dei Beccai is a fourteenth-century building in Florence, Italy. It faces the Orsanmichele, once a grain market, later the church of the guilds of Florence. It has had many occupants, including ...

                                               

Bratton Court

Bratton Court in the hamlet of Bratton within the parish of Minehead Without, Somerset, England was built as a manor house, with a 14th-century open hall and 15th-century solar hall. It is within the Exmoor National Park and has been designated a ...

                                               

Manor Farmhouse, Meare

The Manor Farmhouse in Meare, Somerset, England, was built in the 14th century as the summer residence of the Abbots from Glastonbury Abbey and is now a farmhouse. Along with its outbuildings the farmhouse has been designated as a Grade I listed ...

                                               

Palazzo Datini

Palazzo Datini is a late 14th-century palace in Prato, Tuscany, central Italy. In 2015, the palace housed the offices of the Fondazione Casa Pia dei Ceppi, a charitable organization and a museum and archive.

                                               

Palazzo Panciatichi

Palazzo Panciatichi or Palazzo del Balì is a medieval aristocratic palace located on Via Camillo Benso Cavour #35 in Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy. It a block away from the Palazzo Fioravanti.

                                               

The Priests House, Muchelney

The Priests House is a National Trust-owned property in Muchelney, in the English county of Somerset. It has been designated as a grade II listed building. The house was built in the early 14th century by the nearby Muchelney Abbey to house the p ...

                                               

Palazzo Sozzifanti

The Palazzo Sozzifanti also known as the Palazzo Buontalenti is a Renaissance-style palace located at the intersection of Via del Carmine, Via de Rossi, Via Abbi Pazienza and Via SantAndrea in central Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy. The palace is used i ...

                                               

Audleys Castle

Audleys Castle is a 15th-century castle located 1 mile north-east of Strangford, County Down, Northern Ireland, on a rocky height overlooking Strangford Lough. It is a three-storey Tower house named after its 16th century owner, John Audley. Audl ...

                                               

Visconti Castle (Bereguardo)

The castle, also called the Castello Visconteo of Bereguardo, was built in the first half of the 14th century, commissioned by Luchino Visconti to present a defense to the western borders of the Milan. It was also used as a winter residence and h ...

                                               

Blackmoor Farmhouse, Cannington

Blackmoor Farmhouse at Cannington, Somerset, England and the attached chapel, was built around 1480 for Thomas Tremayll. It was designated as a Grade I listed building on 29 March 1963. The farm now offers bed and breakfast accommodation and is a ...

                                               

Brightley, Chittlehampton

Brightley was historically the principal secondary estate within the parish and former manor of Chittlehampton in the county of Devon, England, situated about 2 1/4 miles south-west of the church and on a hillside above the River Taw. From the ea ...

                                               

Palazzo Canacci, Florence

The Palazzo Canacci, also known as Palazzo Canacci-Giandonati is a Gothic-style palace located in Piazza di Parte Guelfa 3 in central Florence, region of Tuscany, Italy. It stand across the piazza the former church of San Biagio, and separated by ...

                                               

Palazzo Canigiani, Florence

The Palazzo Canigiani, initially built as Palazzo Bardi-Larioni, and later also known as Canigiani-Guigni is a Neoclassic-style palace located in Via de Bardi 28 in the quartiere of Santo Spirito in central Florence, region of Tuscany, Italy.

                                               

Chateau de La Celle-Guenand

Under the Ancien Regime in France this chateau was the seat of the Barony of La Celle-Guenand. The estate encompassed what is today, the commune of La Celle-Guenand in the Indre-et-Loire department in the Centre-Val de Loire Region of France. Cha ...

                                               

Chapel Cleeve Manor

Chapel Cleeve Manor in Chapel Cleeve, Somerset, England started life in the 1450s as a pilgrims hostel. It was enlarged in the 19th and 20th centuries when it was a private house and then a hotel. It is a Grade II* listed building.

                                               

Chateau de Bouxwiller

The Chateau de Bouxwiller was a moated castle situated in the departement of Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France, constructed in the 15th century under its lords, the von Lichtenberg family. Remodeled many times, the chateau served more as a residence than ...

                                               

Cheshunt Great House

Cheshunt Great House was a manor house in the town of Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England, near to Waltham Abbey. It is said to have been built by Henry VIII of England for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey. The family seat of the Shaw family for over a centur ...

                                               

Coker Court

Coker Court is a substantial manor house in East Coker, Somerset, England. It was built in the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries and has been designated as a Grade I listed building. It was erected by the Courtney family who were lords of the ma ...

                                               

Gothelney Hall

Gothelney Hall, also known as Gothelney Manor Farmhouse, located in the parish of Spaxton, Somerset, England was built in the 15th century and has been designated as a Grade I listed building. The site was used for an earlier building dated by de ...

                                               

Hay Hall, Birmingham

Hay Hall is a former 15th century moated hall located at Hay Mills, in Birmingham, West Midlands, England. In the 16th century it was refaced, and after a fire in 1810 it was rebuilt with a slightly modified layout with the back of the house now ...

                                               

Hutton Court

Hutton Court is a country house at Hutton, Somerset, England, built in the 15th century as a manor house. It is Grade II* listed on the National Heritage List for England. In addition to the main house, the boundary wall, summerhouse and the gate ...

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