Tag Archives: English Heritage

Wotton-under-Edge

[amazon_carousel widget_type=”SearchAndAdd” width=”600″ height=”200″ title=”” market_place=”GB” shuffle_products=”False” show_border=”False” keywords=”Wotton-under-Edge” browse_node=”” search_index=”Books” /] Wotton-under-Edge (/ˈwʊtən/) is a market town within the Stroud district of Gloucestershire, England. Located near the southern end of the Cotswolds, the Cotswold Way long-distance footpath passes through the town. Standing on the B4058 Wotton is about 5 miles (8.0 km) from the M5 […]

Trowbridge

[amazon_carousel widget_type=”SearchAndAdd” width=”600″ height=”200″ title=”” market_place=”GB” shuffle_products=”False” show_border=”False” keywords=”trowbridge” browse_node=”” search_index=”Books” /] Trowbridge is the county town of Wiltshire, England, situated on the River Biss in the west of the county, approximately 12 miles (19 km) southeast of Bath, Somerset. The town’s market charter dates from 1200; Wiltshire County Council has recently re-introduced a weekly market […]

Slough Town Hall

Slough Town Hall – originally built in 1937, for the dawn of the town’s status as a Borough – was saved from proposed demolition last year.  It is being refurbished as a primary school for 420 students.  This followed a strong local campaign, supported amongst others by the Twentieth Century Society and perhaps the ghost […]

Donnington Castle

[amazon_carousel widget_type=”SearchAndAdd” width=”600″ height=”200″ title=”” market_place=”GB” shuffle_products=”True” show_border=”False” keywords=”donnington castle” browse_node=”” search_index=”Books” /] Donnington Castle, which is in the care of English Heritage, was built by its original owner, Richard Abberbury the Elder, under a licence granted by Richard II in 1386. The surviving castle gatehouse dates from this time. The castle was subsequently bought […]

Down House

Down House is the former home of the English naturalist Charles Darwin and his family. It was in this house and garden that Darwin worked on his theories of evolution by natural selection which he had conceived in London before moving to Downe. It stands next to Luxted Road 0.25 miles (0.40 km) south of Downe, […]

Studley Royal Park and Fountains Abbey

Studley Royal Park is a park containing, and developed around, the ruins of the Cistercian Fountains Abbey in North Yorkshire, England. It is a World Heritage Site. The site also contains features dating from the eighteenth century such as Studley Royal Water Garden. The site is close to Ripon. The Fountains Abbey was founded in […]

Stonehenge

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument and World Heritage Site located in the English county of Wiltshire, about 2.0 miles (3.2 km) west of Amesbury and 8 miles (13 km) north of Salisbury. One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is composed of a circular setting of large standing stones set within earthworks. It is […]

Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian’s Wall (Latin: Vallum Aelium, “Aelian Wall” – the Latin name is inferred from text on the Staffordshire Moorlands Patera) was a defensive fortification in Roman Britain. Begun in AD 122, during the rule of emperor Hadrian, it was the first of two fortifications built across Great Britain, the second being the Antonine Wall, lesser […]