Ordsall Hall Lancashire

It is thought that Ordsall House dates from 1251 when William de Ferrers exchanged the hall for some land at Pendleton. The longest use of the hall was for a family home to the Radclyffe family who came into ownership after the death of Richard de Hulton, who died childless. Different members of the family […]

Margam Castle South Wales

Margam Castle is actually a house commissioned by Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot and was built between 1830 and 1840. It was built in a Tudor gothic style by the architect Thomas Hopper. After touring Europe, Christopher returned to Margam in 1830. Members of the Talbot family lived at Margam until 1941. It was sold to […]

Dudley Castle and Zoo

The castle was founded in 1071 in a Norman style and over the years would go through many changes. It was rebuilt as a Renaissance Palace by John Dudley in 1530; he was later beheaded by Queen Mary for taking part in the plot to put Lady Jane Grey on the throne. During the Civil […]

The Guild Hall Leicester

This timber framed building was built in 139 for the meetings of the Guild of Corpus Christi. The hall had many uses over the years. By the end of the 14th century the corporation of Leicester used it as a meeting place; when the Guild was dissolved in 1548 they brought the building for £25 […]


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