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Chawton House, Chawton, Hampshire. Grade ll* listed Elizabethan manor house. Formerly the home of Jane Austen's brother, Edward Austen Knight

Grade ll* listed Elizabethan manor house. Formerly the home of Jane Austen's brother, Edward Austen Knight, now a wonderful library full of works by and about women writers.

Trerice by Colin'sPic's, via Flickr.  The house was built in 1573 by Sir John Arundell, replacing a home that he inherited from his father. His father made his fortune in the sevice of his country; he was knighted and was Esquire to the Body of King Henry VIII before going on to serve Edward VI and Queen Mary.

Trerice by Colin'sPic's, via Flickr. The house was built in 1573 by Sir John Arundell, replacing a home that he inherited from his father. His father made his fortune in the sevice of his country; he was knighted and was Esquire to the Body of King Henry VIII before going on to serve Edward VI and Queen Mary.

Heskin Hall is one of the best examples of Tudor Architecture in Northern England. Construction started on this, the New Hall, in C. 1548, and the Hearth Tax records of 1666 record it as the largest property upon the manor, with 15 hearths.

Heskin Hall is a manor house in Heskin, Lancashire, England. Construction began on the present hall in 1545 making it a Tudor building.

Sinking: Wentworth Woodhouse Stately Home, one of Britain's grandest stately homes, is slowly sinking into the ground having been built on a coal seam

Owners of Wentworth Woodhouse stately home make £100m insurance claim as building sinks into ground (but they only paid £1.5million for it)

Wentworth Woodhouse Stately Home, one of Britain's grandest stately homes, is slowly sinking into the ground having been built on a coal seam

Kelmarsh Hall, Northamptonshire - Built for the Hanbury family in the 1730s by virtuoso architect, James Gibbs & builder, Francis Smith of Warwick. One other arbiter of fashion to leave her mark on the Hall was society decorator Nancy Lancaster. Drawn by the house’s fine bone structure, her taste for combining comfort with formality set the trend for the 20th Century’s Country House look. Her spirit pervades the house today in the delicate terracotta colouring of the Great Hall

Kelmarsh Hall was built for the Hanbury family in the by virtuoso architect, James Gibbs and builder, Francis Smith of Warwick.

Allerton Castle, near Knaresborough, Yorkshire - the Great Hall. Gothic-Elizabethan house by James Firth, 1852, for Lord Stourton.

Allerton Castle, near Knaresborough, Yorkshire - the Great Hall. Gothic-Elizabethan house by James Firth, for Lord Stourton.

An apple allée leads to Easton Neston, a 1702 house in Northamptonshire, England.

Traditional Outdoor Space by Spencer-Churchill Designs Inc. and Ptolemy Dean Architects Ltd. in Northamptonshire, England

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