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Mill wall, East London ~ The association with Cockney and the East End in the public imagination may be due to many people assuming that Bow Bells are to be found in the district of Bow, rather than the lesser known St Mary-le-Bow church. Thus while all East Enders are Cockneys, not all Cockneys are East Enders.


* An exterior view from the River Thames. The public house was originally built in 1520 and known as the Devil's Tavern through its association with thieves and smugglers. Its name was changed to the Prospect of Whitby in 1777.


Holdenby House, Northampton, Northamptonshire. Built in 1583 by Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Chancellor & favourite of Elizabeth I - the largest private house in Elizabethan England - with 123 huge glass windows around two courtyards, specifically to honour his beloved Elizabeth. Hatton refused to live in the house prior to the Queen's first visit. In 1709 it was bought by the Duke of Marlborough, since when it has descended down the female line to the Lowther family.


Trerice - Elizabethan manor house, Kestle Mill nr. Newquay, Cornwall. The building features a main south-east facing range of 'E'-plan abutting a south-west range containing two earlier phases. Phase I consisted of a tower house with low north-west block. Extended early in the 16th c, probably by 'Jack of Tilbury'. Sir John IV Arundell, High Sheriff of Cornwall +father-in-law to Sir Richard Carew, added the main range of the E-plan c. 1570-1573. The house +gardens belong to the National…


This is a broch, a fortified home built during the Iron Age, some 2,100 years ago. Brochs, unique to Scotland, are dry-stone, twin-walled, round towers up to 30m across and 15m high. Part of a reproduction broch was built at Strathyre, Scotland by the West of Scotland Dry Walling Association using only tools used around 2000 years ago: A team of 20 spent five days constructing a 5m high section of the Dun Lubnaig Broch. Click through for details.

from Mail Online

A rail bargain from a bygone era: Historic posters depicting the delights of British beach breaks go under the hammer

from Pacific Horticulture Society

Updating an Historic Garden

purple cimicifuga, golden hakonechloa, lt blue nigella with broad green-leaved rhodie.


A number of children stand at the entrance to Greenwich Market in Turnpin Lane, Greenwich. The three balls of a pawnbrokers shop are clearly visible under the archway. Early 20th century