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Thorpeness

in the county of Suffolk

The Church of St Mary the Virgin at South Baddesley, Hampshire.

South Baddesley

in the county of Hampshire

Historic Market Towns in England

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Market Drayton, Shropshire

Market Drayton is famous as the home of Gingerbread, and as the birthplace of Robert Clive - Clive of India, he was educated at the Grammar School, founded in 1558, and his desk bearing his carved initials is still preserved.

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Marlow, Buckinghamshire

Marlow developed into a thriving town from a small community situated at the side of the River Thames.

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Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

An historic market town famous for its Pork packed pies and Stilton cheeses, both are savoured all over Britain and in many other countries.

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Midhurst, West Sussex

Popular small market resort town whose beautiful 19th-century church stands close to the banks of the River Rother, on which the town stands.

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Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire

Uniquely, Minchinhampton is reached only by a narrow winding road that climbs upwards and travels across remote and windswept common land

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Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire

The delightful market town of Moreton has welcomed visitors for many centuries.

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Nailsworth, Gloucestershire

Nailsworth is a handsome town that has a history stretching back to beyond Roman times.

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Nantwich, Cheshire

Today, Nantwich is a busy bustling place of business and commerce that still manages to retain its unique 'Elizabethan' flavour.

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Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire

As it's name implies, this town enjoys a fine position on the River Trent. The great castle where King John died in 1216 lies in ruins on the banks of the river.

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Newbury, Berkshire

Newbury is a lovely town, it is rich in 17th century buildings with the Tudor granary building being of immense attraction.

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Newmarket, Suffolk

You can hardly drive through this handsome town without seeing some reminder that the history of the town

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Newmarket, Suffolk

You can hardly drive through this handsome town without seeing some reminder that the history of the town

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Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire

Visitors here can find plenty to interest them, the town has the worlds oldest iron-bridge still in use for motorised traffic.

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Northampton, Northamptonshire

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...

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Northleach, Gloucestershire

The town is utterly beguiling, it has many beautiful old timber frame cottages and some handsome houses of mellow cotswold stone.

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Olney, Buckinghamshire

Amongst other things the small town of Olney in Buckinghamshire is famous for its hymns - Amazing Grace was one of the so-called Olney Hymns written by the rector John Newton, and William Cowper, the poet.

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Ormskirk, Lancashire

The town is noted for it's beautiful church dedicated to St.Peter and St.Paul. The church is Perpendicular and the second of it's two towers was added in the year 1540 to house bells from Burscough Priory after its dissolution.

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