All posts filed under: Mill (wind and water)

The four step Market Cross

Surrounded by beautiful North Dorset countryside, Sturminster Newton lies in the heart of Blackmore Vale.

The town’s name reflects two features of the town: the River Stour, and the Minster. The town, which dates from before the Domesday Book, grew as a market for local agricultural products, especially dairy products. Henry III granted the town a charter for a market in 1219. The market, which closed in 1998 was once […]

Castleford Museum © Wakefield Council
Castleford Museum © Wakefield Council

Castleford in West Yorkshire a market town rich in history and archeology

Castleford in West Yorkshire, a C20th coal-mining town, rests above earlier settlements on land which is rich with archaeology. Late C20th building work in the town centre opened the way for digs which reveal the details of earlier times. Today, Wakefield Council has an interesting guide to the archaelogy and some finds are on display […]

Zefferellis cinema Ambleside High Street © Dave Willis and www.golakes.co.uk.
Zefferellis cinema Ambleside High Street © Dave Willis and www.golakes.co.uk.

Visit Bridge House at Stock Beck in Ambleside; a most curious relic

Ambleside has rich history and heritage. Every year, visitors flood into Ambleside to photograph, paint, sketch and just to enjoy seeing Bridge House for themselves. A C17thbuilding, the house has had many uses over its long lifetime and is one of the smallest in Britain. The house was built by the Braithwaite family who needed […]

Faversham Market Place © Visit Kent
Faversham Market Place © Visit Kent

Visit a market in historic Faversham in the beautiful county of Kent

Faversham Market Place © Visit Kent The history of Faversham dates back to pre-Roman times. Its quaint charm and setting, between the beautiful Kentish Downs and the coast, makes it a popular choice for visitors. Markets in Faversham There is a market here three times a week; it’s the oldest in the county. It takes […]

WSR train and Dunster Castle ©Julia Aimes Green Photography
West Somerset Railway Train with Dunster Castle and village in the background. ©Julia Aimes Green Photogra

Step back in time to the village of Dunster in Somerset

Dunster, in Somerset, is a quaint old medieval English village in a country setting. As the best-preserved medieval village in England it punches well above its weight for interesting heritage features. There’s an ancient castle, a watermill, the stunning Old Yarn Market built in 1609, and a C16th tithe barn. The ancient eight-gabled Yarn Market […]

Saltaire

The UNESCO World Heritage site of Saltaire is four miles from Bradford and is recognised as one of the best preserved 19th century ‘model villages’ in the world. It provides the chance to see just how the woollen industry worked, and it supported a whole community. The leading industrialist Sir Titus Salt founded the picturesque […]

Sedbergh

The historic market town of Sedbergh, with its flagged yards and hidden lanes, is set in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park. The town lies amidst the mighty Howgills, some of Alfred Wainwright’s favourite fells, and has been England’s Booktown since 2006. It now has six bookshops. The largest, Westwood Books, was last year named […]

Coventry in Warwickshire, a town risen from the ashes

For a city that has re-invented itself as many times as Coventry, you would be forgiven for thinking that most of its historic sites or places of interest might have been lost. But while transformations, in particular those resulting from the Blitz, have certainly had their effect and significantly altered parts of the city, there […]