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Parish Life and the Hardwick Estate

The town plan of Sunderland was determined by the layout of its medieval burgages.

Transcribed and introduced by Maureen M Meikle.   The customs posts were prized at Sunderland, so there was always competition when a vaca

The government of Sunderland was determined by its status as a medieval borough.

Few local court records survive for Sunderland in the medieval and early modern periods.

This five-bay, timber framed, two-storey range, laid out on an approximate east-west orientation, is a fine example of a timber-framed Tudor buildi

This two-storey timber-framed building is a key central structure in Ledbury and an important visual symbol of the town.

Timber-framed and set on octagonal stone columns, the Tolsey is typical of a broad range of market houses, town halls, and moot- or guildhalls foun

Wadham Locke, owner of Ashton Gifford House, built Ashton Gifford school at his own expense in 1844.

In 1630 merchant Robert Quirk built 11 dwellings for the poor on waste ground east of the cross beside the market place.

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