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Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire: the entrance front

NOTES: This moated manor house is an exemplar of the timber-framed Tudor black-and-white house. The earliest part of the Hall was probably built by Richard de Moreton in the mid 15th century. The west, or kitchen end was built (or rebuilt) by William Moreton c.1480. The last major extension was the south wing added in 1570-1580. The 'domestic block' was added to the south wing in the early 1600s.

Trulli, Alberobello

NOTES: Alberobello gained World Heritage status in 1996 because of its concentration of trulli, drywall stone dwellings or storehouses.

St Mary, Badley, Suffolk: the wooden south porch with drop-gate to keep animals out

NOTES: This medieval church fell into disrepair in the 1980s and was rescued from ruin by the the Churches Conservation Trust.

Chartres Cathedral seen from the old town

NOTES: Dedicated in 1260, this cathedral is an exemplar of the French High Gothic style.