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Barnard Castle Market House

Barnard Castle Market House

This the first round market house I’ve found with a second storey, which makes it rather special. It has been used as a prison, court house and of course for markets. It is at a busy intersection so you risk limb though probably not life in visiting it. I am told it sometimes causes accidents … Continue reading

A Small Village in Northumbria

Northumbria is one of the most fascinating regions of Britain as it is on the border of Scotland, and has a coast ono the North Sea so has a long maritime tradition as well as being the subject of many raids and invasions. This is from Highways & Byways of Northumbria:  Longhoughton, now a small … Continue reading