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Cackle Hill Lane, Holbeach


in the county of Lincolnshire

Camber Sands


a Seaside Town in the county of East Sussex

Pictures of Sulgrave

in the county of Northamptonshire

About Sulgrave

George Washington the famous american president has his roots set firmly here amid ancient English countryside.

Americans from all over the U.S.A. add this village to their tour itinery. They converge here to visit the ancestral home of their illustrious first president, George Washington. Sulgrave Manor, was built in 1550 by Lawrence Washington, a wool merchant from whom George Washington is decended. To-day, this house is a museum and many mementoes of the president and his wife are on display - these include a piece of Martha Washingtons Wedding Gown.

The Medieval church of St. James still has the 17th-century Pew used by the Washington family and also on display is a Brass monument to Lawrence Washington and his wife Anne

Presenting a picture typical of English tranquility, the main drive into Sulgrave is lined by grass verges and trees. There is an interesting complexity of cottages and houses that have been there for hundreds of years. One has the date 1636 engraved on its Porch.

To the west of Sulgrave, there are two famous Battle-grounds. The one is close to Upper Wardington where a battle to place in 1469 and the other, close to Cropredy, dates 1644.

Sulgrave is six miles the north of Brackley and approximately the same distance from Banbury. As such it is ideally placed for exploring many of the historic sites that populate the towns and villages of this great area.

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Farnborough Hall 15 June 2011

Farnborough (4 Pictures) in the county of Warwickshire

(8.3 miles, 13.4 km, direction W of Sulgrave)

Traditionally known as the last outpost of the Cotswolds...

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Wroxton (26 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Oxfordshire

(9.3 miles, 15.0 km, direction W of Sulgrave)

Quintessential pretty Oxfordshire village showing a wealth of attractive thatched cottages, built mostly following a fire which struck the village during the latter half of the 17th-century...

Stoke Bruerne

Stoke Bruerne (38 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Northamptonshire

(11.8 miles, 19.0 km, direction E of Sulgrave)

Lying just south of Northampton this beautiful canal village offers a wealth of interest to any boating enthusiast or any country lover...

Northampton - Nene Valley Reservoir

Northampton (161 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Northamptonshire

(15.4 miles, 24.8 km, direction NE of Sulgrave)

The landscape of Northampton is dotted with reminders of its illustrious history. Despite the great fire of 1675 when much of Northampton was destroyed, it was rebuilt in such a.....

St Mary & St Margarets

Combrook (4 Pictures) in the county of Warwickshire

(16.1 miles, 26.0 km, direction W of Sulgrave)

A village to relish, set in leafy countryside bounded by quiet waterways...

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Sulgrave Manor, Northamptonshire. Ancestral home of George Washington's family

Sulgrave Manor (1 Pictures)

(0.5 miles, 0.8 km)

This delightful Tudor house is the very epitome of the comfortable English country home, and yet it embodies all that is best of.....

Canons Ashby House, Northamptonshire

Canons Ashby House (44 Pictures)

(3.8 miles, 6.1 km, direction N)

This house was originally part of an Augustinian Priory, it was only converted into a charming Elizabethan manor house during the.....

Burton Dassett

Burton Dassett Hills Country Park (28 Pictures)

(10.6 miles, 17.0 km, direction NW)

This is a delightful country park covering almost 100 acres of rugged landscape full of rich and varied historical interest. The.....

The Old Gaol Museum, Buckingham

The Old Gaol Museum (8 Pictures)

(11.0 miles, 17.7 km, direction SE)


A picture of Brook Cottage Gardens, Alkerton

Brook Cottage Gardens, Alkerton (16 Pictures)

(11.6 miles, 18.7 km, direction W)


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Upton House & Gardens (55 Pictures)

(11.7 miles, 18.8 km, direction W)

The impressive mansion, built in the 17th century on an earlier site, was remodelled in the 1920s by the 2nd Viscount Bearsted,.....

Althorp House near Northampton, Northamptonshire

Althorp (6 Pictures)

(14.5 miles, 23.3 km, direction NE)

Althorp (said Althrup) has been in the Spencer family since 1508. It has undergone many major changes over the generations and.....

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