A medieval mystery of gigantic proportions has been uncovered by archaeologists – at a Somerset housing development.
For the foundations of a massive early manor house are emerging from the rich red soil at Bloor Homes’ site at Longforth Farm, Wellington. Experts had no idea it was there, and who its owners were, why they chose this sometimes waterlogged site, and why they left 600 years ago are still a mystery.
Just as tantalizing is the question of how the house came to be so completely stripped of virtually every piece of fine fabric. However much deserted buildings have been “robbed” of material in the past some sign of fine carving or dressed stone usually remains, even if in fragmentary form. Here only the tough knobbly local churt stone that built the foundations and lower walls remains. Read more.
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Contained in the download link below are recolors of a mesh converted by Srslysims that can be found here. Special thanks to Budgie2budgie for making me aware of this mesh, so thatI could ask Srslysims to convert it for me. In all there are 73 tapestries to decorate your medieval walls with. There are 42 Tall version swatches and 31 Wide version swatches. Click on the images above for a closer look at the individual tapestries.
I used the resize object cheat for the images shown here, and I recommend you do as well when placing them in your game as the original mesh is a bit on the small side. This is of course just a suggestion, it’s your game do whatever you want. These tapestries are ideal for anyone doing the History challenge, and are currently in the Middles Ages era. I hope you enjoy them.
You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet. Franz Kafka
By 1174, a manor house at the location was in the possession of a John of Edlingham. In 1294, a descendant, Walter of Edlingham sold it to William de Felton, who strengthened it by building strong ramparts and a gatehouse, fortifying the main hall and adding other buildings inside a courtyard. In 1396 Elizabeth de Felton inherited it, marrying Sir Edmund Hastings, who added a strong solar tower. Their descendants occupied the castle and estate until 1514; it was then it was purchased by George Swinburne; a constable of Prudhoe, whose family held it until the 18th century. During this time it gradually fell into disrepair, with most of the buildings dismantled to build nearby farmhouses in the 1660s, but leaving the solar tower intact.
The famous witch Margaret Stothard was tried for witchcraft here over 300 years ago. There are reports of shadow people, strange lights and sounds on the castle grounds.