182 Interesting and historical facts about England.
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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.
The peculiar looking Sir John Boys House (Crooked House), is said to be the most photographed building in Canterbury, Kent.
The tower you see at the top of Glastonbury Tor is all that remains of St Michaels Church, which was built in the 14th century but demolished during the 'Dissolution of the Monasteries' in 1539, all except for the church tower that still stands today. An earlier church, built of wood and also dedicated to St Michael, stood on the site until 11 September 1275 when it was detroyed by a mighty earthquake thats epicentre was believed to be around Portsmouth (120km) or Chichester (140km)
The county of Norfolk has the greatest concentration of medieval churches in the world, with an impressive 659. The figure used to be over 1,000!
St Peter Mancroft is a parish church in the centre of Norwich, which, after Norwich's two cathedrals is the largest church in Norwich. It contains Norfolk's finest Medieval Stained Glass, and was built between 1430 and 1455.
Norwich - the most complete medieval city in Britain, was once the second largest city in England, after London.