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Methodism was late in coming to Cliddesden.

Standing on a hill above the marshy valley of the Loddon, Basing House has long been the site of human habitation.  I

Church of St Mary & St Melor

First cathedral was built between 1075 & 1092 by the Bishop Osmond a larger building was on the site circa 1120.

The Church of St Columba is generally acknowledged to be a building ahead of its time, having achieved its present plan form by the early-mid 15th

St Materiana is the best example of a small Norman parish church in Cornwall, due to the unparalleled survival of both

There has been a church at Huish Episcopi since the 12th century. The parish was a large one including several settlements.

The church of St Michael and All Angels, Somerton was probably built in the 13th century but enlarged in the 14th including the South aisle and its

During the 17th century, the rectory lands and tithes of Cheltenham and the associated 'chapel' of Charlton Kings descended from Sir Baptist Hicks

This building at the top of Sarum Hill, Basingstoke, was erected in July 1883 by Colonel John May of May’s Brewery as a Drill Hall for K Company, 1