With its half-timbered cottages and a 15th-century church, Lavenham in Suffolk is one of the best-preserved medieval villages in Britain.

Lavenham

With its half-timbered cottages and a church, Lavenham in Suffolk is one of the best-preserved medieval villages in Britain. My maternal grandfather came from there.

Leaning Tower of Pisa - Tuscany, Italy - Seven Wonders of the Medieval World

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

St Bartholomew's gatehouse that leads to the oldest parish church in London - St Bartholomew-the-Great - was built in the sixteenth century and is where Queen Mary ate chicken and drank red wine while watching Protestant martyrs burn at the stake. It was only when a first World War German Zeppelin bomb in 1916 fell nearby that the tiles to this arch fell off to reveal this Elizabethan half timber fronted house built in 1597. Rear view of the Elizabethan gate house.

St Bartholomew's gatehouse leading to the oldest parish church in London; century St Bartholomew-the-Great. In 1916 a German Zeppelin bomb fell nearby causing tiles to fall off, revealing this Elizabethan half timber fronted house built in

Cathedral Church of St. Peter, Exeter  One of England's most beautiful Medieval cathedrals.

Cathedral Church of St. Peter, Exeter One of England's most beautiful Medieval cathedrals. Absolutely breath taking to be inside and feel the history and love

Psalter World Map (mappa mundi), 1265  Despite its small size, this is one of the ‘great’ medieval world maps. It is probably a copy of the lost map which adorned King Henry III's bedchamber in Westminster Palace from the mid-1230s. The original colors are intact. Showing east at the top, it is a visual encyclopedia, embracing ancient history, politics, scripture and ethnography as well as geography.

Magnificent Maps: Cartography as Power, Propaganda, and Art

Psalter World Map (mappa mundi), 1265 Despite its small size, this is one of the ‘great’ medieval world maps. It is probably a copy of the .

The medieval Conwy Castle (English Conway Castle) built 1283 and 1289 for Edward 1st, one of the finest medieval examples of military architecture in Europe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Conwy, Wales

The medieval Conwy Castle (English Conway Castle) built 1283 and 1289 for Edward one of the finest medieval examples of military architecture in Europe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Conwy, Wales

The magnificent hammer-beam roof of Westminster Hall, Houses of Parliament, is the largest medieval timber roof in Northern Europe. The roof was commissioned in 1393 by Richard II, and is a masterpiece of design.

Westminster Hall today - The magnificent hammer-beam roof of Westminster Hall, Houses of Parliament, is the largest medieval timber roof in Northern Europe. The roof was commissioned in 1393 by Richard II, and is a masterpiece of design.

//The remarkable York Minster is the largest medieval cathedral in all of Northern Europe, and one of the world's most beautiful Gothic buildings... Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/england/yorkshire/york/sights/religious/york-minster#ixzz3QnA1wEXo

The remarkable York Minster is the largest medieval cathedral in all of Northern Europe, and one of the world's most beautiful Gothic buildings.

The junction of Steep Street and Trenchard Street, Bristol, 1866. John Hill Morgan (b 1833), platinum print. This view was recorded five years before Steep Street, curving away to the left, was demolished and replaced by a realigned road, Colston Street. Steep Street existed in the medieval period when it was the main road from the centre of Bristol to Gloucester.

The junction of Steep Street and Trenchard Street, Bristol, 1866 John Hill Morgan,

Wedged House at the Church of Saint Bartholomew the Great, London, England by Fragga, via Flickr

This was one of my favorite hidden spots in London. There is a little Cloister Café here that I went to all the time Wedged House at the Church of Saint Bartholomew the Great, London, England by Joe Daniel Price

Painting of Mermaid Street, Rye, in the snow by Colin Bailey - love this place, amazing views, and it had some interesting shops last time we were there.

Mermaid Street in Rye, Sussex, England. Mermaid Street is one of the best preserved medieval streets in the world, with its quirky houses and cobblestones

The Major Oak is a huge English oak tree near the village of Edwinstowe in the heart of Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, England. According to local folklore, it was Robin Hood's shelter where he and his merry men slept. It weighs an estimated 23 tons, has a girth of 33 feet (10 metres), and is about 800–1000 years old.[1] In June 2002, the Tree Council designated the Major Oak one of fifty Great British Trees in recognition of its place in the national heritage.

The Major Oak is a huge English oak tree near the village of Edwinstowe in the heart of Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, England. According to local folklore, it was Robin Hood's shelter where he and his merry men slept. It weighs an estimated 23 tons, h

Medieval Cottages by the River Colne, Colchester, England,  by David Hawgood

: : east anglia : : Medieval Cottages by the River Colne, Colchester, England, by David Hawgood

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