Exploring the most Picturesque & Historic parts of England
157 Interesting and historical facts about England.
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Legend has it that during the Medieval times, nagging wives were taken to the chiding Stone in Kent, where they were 'Chided' as punishment by local villagers. This is possibly how the village of Chiddingstone got its name.
At 129 ft high (39.3 metres), Silbury Hill in Avesbury, Wiltshire, is the tallest prehistoric man-made mound in Europe and one of the largest in the world.
Hereford Cathedral houses 10 bells which are 140ft high in the tower. The oldest of the bells is the sixth bell which dates to the 13th century. The bells of Hereford Cathedral are sometimes known as the 'Grand Old Lady' because of their unique ring of bells.
Hereford is home to one of only four 1217 Magna Carta to survive, which can sometimes be seen on display at the cathedral alongside the famous Mappa Mundi, which is a medieval map of the world dating to 1300.
Hereford Cathedral is home to the famous 'Mappa Mundi' - a medieval map of the world created around 1300 by Richard of Holdingham. The Mappa Mundi is listed on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.
During its history, The Old House (c 1621) in Hereford, has been a butchers, an ironmongers, and a bankers. It is now a museum.
St. Peter-on-the-Wall Chapel, in Bradwell-on-Sea, in the county of Essex, is the oldest church in England, having originally been built by Bishop Cedd in 654.
The Roman Lighthouse at Dover Castle is the most complete standing Roman structure in England, and the tallest Roman building north of the Italian Alps that is still left standing. It is also one of the oldest buildings in England, at almost 2,000 years old.
The largest castle in England is Dover Castle, in Dover, in the county of Kent.
The famous Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, Dorset, is England's fifth steepest street at 16:09 degrees.
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