grade i listed building

Arundel Castle, West Sussex, England. It was established by Roger de Montgomery on Christmas Day 1068. Roger became the first to hold the earldom of Arundel by the graces of William the Conqueror. The castle was damaged in the English Civil War and then restored in the 18th and 19th centuries. From the 11th century, the castle has served as a home and has been in the ownership of the family of the Duke of Norfolk for over 400 years. It is the principal seat of the Norfolk family. It is a Grade I listed building

flickr

Church of St Martin, Waithe 22.03.2014 by Paul
Via Flickr:
Sunlight through the stained glass window

4

The Shell Grotto is an ornate subterranean passageway shell grotto in Margate, Kent. Almost all the surface area of the walls and roof is covered in mosaics created entirely of seashells, totaling about 190sq metres of mosaic, or 4.6 million shells. It was discovered in 1835 but its age and purpose remain unknown. The Grotto is a Grade I listed building and is open to the public. (Source)

flickr

Little Moreton Hall. Congleton. Cheshire. by Els
Via Flickr:
We visited Little Moreton Hall. Congleton. Cheshire. Little Moreton Hall’s south wing, constructed c. 1570. The weight of the third-storey glazed gallery, possibly added at a late stage of the construction, has caused the lower floors to bow and warp under the weight of glass, timber, and gritstone slates Little Moreton Hall is a moated 15th and 16th-century half-timbered manor house 4 miles (6.4 km) southwest of Congleton, Cheshire. It is one of the finest examples of timber-framed domestic architecture in England. The house is today owned by the National Trust. It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building, and is protected as a Scheduled Monument. So picturesque is the house that it has been described as “a ginger bread house lifted straight from a fairy story”. The earliest parts of the house were built for the prosperous Cheshire landowner Sir Richard de Moreton around 1450; the remainder was constructed in various campaigns by three successive generations of the family until around 1580. The house remained in the ownership of the Moreton family for almost five centuries. The building is highly irregular, with asymmetrical façades that ramble around three sides of a small cobbled courtyard, with “bays and porches jostling each other for space”.

flickr

Norwich, England, U

5

More photos found clearing out old files, this is Little Moreton Hall in Cheshire, and its one of my favourite old houses to visit, its so compact and quirky. It is a moated half-timbered manor house not far from me actually and the earliest parts of the house were built for the prosperous Cheshire landowner William Moreton in about 1504–08, and the remainder was constructed in stages by successive generations of the family until about 1610. The building is highly irregular, with three asymmetrical ranges forming a small, rectangular cobbled courtyard. The house remained in the possession of the Moreton family for almost 450 years, until ownership was transferred to the National Trust in 1938. Little Moreton Hall and its sandstone bridge across the moat are recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building, and the ground on which Little Moreton Hall stands is protected as a Scheduled Monument.

2

‘Ghost’ of long-dead bishop caught on camera inside medieval cathedral

Is this a trick of the light or could this be the ghost of a medieval bishop lurking in the corner of Norwich Cathedral?

Sales worker Kerry Launders, 29, went to Norwich Cathedral with partner Simon Tobb, 30, and her children Millie, two, and Oscar, one.

She took lots of photos of the interior of the stunning 11th century building on her mobile phone camera.

But it was not until she got home that she saw the shadowy figure in one of the images, staring down from an upper floor.

The faceless form appears to be wearing long robes and a tall hat, and Kerry reckons it could be one of the dozen or so bishops buried in the cathedral.

Kerry from Bury, Greater Manchester, said: “It was my first time in a cathedral and it was really nice.

"I was just taking photos of the arch on my camera and that was that.

"There was nothing up there.

"But when I look back through my photos I saw something and had a proper look and I thought 'wow’ this is a good picture.

"I looks like a bishop - and there are a lot of those buried there - with the long clothing and the tall hat.

"I wasn’t scared when I saw it though because I believe in this sort of stuff.”

Kerry visited the cathedral in Norfolk last month on a day out with her family.

The Gothic grade-I listed building is a stop-off point on a number of ghost tours.

Builders working on surrounding building sites have reported objects moving on their own.

Visitors to the cathedral have also reported seeing ghostly figures in the Church of England cathedral.

[Laura Elvin, Mirror]

Medieval skulls found in Coventry's Old Grammar School

Fragments of medieval skulls and bones have been found during the restoration of a 12th Century building in Coventry.

The bones found in the Old Grammar School are believed to date back to some time between the 12th and 16th Centuries.

The excavation of the Grade I listed building is part of an £8.5m scheme to restore the building and extend the neighbouring Transport Museum.

Experts described the finds as “surprising”.

The year-long project, which began in March, will see the building restored for use as an exhibition, education and events space. Read more.

Bridge of Sighs, Cambridge University.

It was built in 1831 and crosses the River Cam between the college’s Third Court and New Court. The architect was Henry Hutchinson.

Named after the covered bridge in Venice, on which prisoners would sigh as they were escorted to their cells.

The bridge, a Grade I listed building, is one of Cambridge’s main tourist attractions and Queen Victoria is said to have loved it more than any other spot in the city.