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This is the Saxon Church in the village of Cockley Cley, Norfolk

Cockley Cley

in the county of Norfolk

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Pictures of Blanchland

Blanchland, Northumberland - November 2004

About Blanchland

Blanchland is a small picturesque village nestled beside the river in the Derwent Valley within the North Pennines Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is surrounded by woodlands and open moors, and is also located near the picturesque Derwent Reservoir.

The village is mostly built from the remaining stone of the 12th-century Blanchland Abbey which was dissolved in 1539.

The local inn 'The Lord Crewe Arms Hotel' in Blanchland is one of the oldest hostelries in England, dating back to 1165. It was here that in 1715 that the Jacobite Rebellion leader General Tom Foster hid behind the inn's great fireplace. It is reputed that the hotel is haunted by the ghost of his sister!

Interesting & Historical Facts about Blanchland

The pretty village of Blanchland in Northumberland is mostly built from the stone of Blanchland Abbey, which was dissolved in 1539.

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Allendale village, Northumberland

Allendale Town (23 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Northumberland

(8.8 miles, 14.1 km, direction NW of Blanchland)

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Bridge over the River Tyne at Corbridge, Northumberland

Corbridge (31 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Northumberland

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Hexham (35 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Northumberland

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St.Michael's Church in the village of WALL in the county of NORTHUMBERLAND - August 2003

Wall (1 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Northumberland

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Blanchland Abbey, Northumberland

Blanchland Abbey (1 Pictures)

(0.2 miles, 0.4 km)

Blanchland Abbey was founded as a priory in 1165 by Walter de Bolbec II, and became an abbey in the late 13th century. The.....

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(8.5 miles, 13.8 km, direction SW)

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Hexham Abbey, Northumberland

Hexham Abbey (10 Pictures)

(8.8 miles, 14.2 km, direction N)

Hexham Abbey is a refoundation of a church which stood on this spot in the year 675, it survived until 821, later the town was.....

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Tyne Green Country Park (1 Pictures)

(9.7 miles, 15.7 km, direction N)

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Killhope Lead Mining Museum high in Upper Weardale. A desolate but magical place.

Killhope Lead Mining Museum (7 Pictures)

(10.4 miles, 16.7 km, direction SW)

Killhope Lead Mining Museum keeps alive the counties lead mining traditions. This is a fully restored site of a working mine.....

Langley Castle Hotel, Tynedale, Northumberland

Langley Castle (3 Pictures)

(11.4 miles, 18.3 km, direction NW)

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