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Heavenly Hills, Dales and Castles of West Hertfordshire

Tiny Hertfordshire is rife with a network of highways coursing through its primarily rural landscape boasting of over 90 towns and villages. Proximity to suburban East London doesn’t quite encroach, although Berkhamsted Castle once held a strategic position on the … Continue reading

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Odyssey of North Oxfordshire Manors and Halls

Oxfordshire is rife with early stone houses- being part of the Cotswolds. There is a wealth of styles of architecture from all eras, each with its own unique features and history. Also, several of England’s best architects made Oxfordshire their … Continue reading

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An Odyssey of Oxford and Oxfordshire’s Northern Castles

The town of Oxford boasts the only surviving Norman stone castle in Oxfordshire which I wrote about back in May of 2009. It was already fortified before the Norman Conquest and William the Conqueror established both castle and wall by … Continue reading

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Warwickshire Wonderlands of the North, Part Three

In the northernmost portion of Warwickshire, Arbury Hall, a short distance southwest of Nuneaton, was once an Augustinian Priory seated in what today is a hundred acres of dense landscaped woodlands with gardens, lakes and splendid walkways. It is quite … Continue reading

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