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Great British Houses: Anglesey Abbey – A Stunning Country

8 days ago

The origins of Anglesey Abbey date back to the 12th century, but Anglesey only became a house of real note in the 1920s when it was purchased by wealthy bachelor Huttleston Broughton. Broughton, later Lord Fairhaven, transformed this tired country house into a luxurious mansion in which to entertain the best of English society. Filling […]

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Great British Houses: Castle Howard – Everything You Need

1 days ago

While the house is not a real castle, it was given the name as a standard for all houses that are built on the site of a former military castle. However, it is a very large and grand house, regardless of its title. Key Facts about Castle Howard. Construction took over 100 years to complete; The estate was once served by its own railway station

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Brit Slang: “My What A Twee Little Cottage” – 65 British

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Estate agent – n – A realtor or real estate agent and generally they’re not very respected. Ex-Council – n – An apartment or house that used to be public housing but has since been bought by the tenants (and perhaps sold on but it will always be known as ex-council). Fairy lights – n – The general name for Christmas Lights.

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Guest Long Read: Tales Of An Expat Brit Who Moved To

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Tanya Soto is originally from Bracknell, Berkshire in England but moved to Orlando, Florida in 1989 with her parents and two siblings. She is a divorced mother of three lovely girls, and her day job keeps her busy in the bookkeeping department of a real estate firm.

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Dispatches From England: A Guide To My Favorite British

8 days ago

Lovely real estate porn. John Evans says. May 29, 2014 at 7:28 am. I’ve watched pretty much all of the Grand Designs programmes since the series started and I just love them. I think the “snobby” element is just part of an attempt to create some “drama” in each program – as if building or converting your own property wasn’t drama

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Laura’s London: Exploring Goodwood House In Sussex

8 days ago

The 10th Duke now lives at Molecomb, a house on the estate, with The Duchess. They have five children, including one son, the Earl of March, who has managed the Goodwood Estate since 1994. Lord March is the founder of the Goodwood Festival of Speed (1993) and reopened the Goodwood Motor Circuit in September 1998 – the only circuit in the

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A Brief History Of Hovis Bread: The Bread That Made This

6 days ago

The real estate on the hill is also extremely valuable due to the fame of the scene – houses on Gold Hill can cost $750,000 or more depending on how large they are (and there’s nowhere to park except at the bottom of the hill. Since the famous Gold Hill ad, the company has diversified its range of loaves, and today it is 51% owned by the

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Titanic: 10 Famous People Who Died On The Titanic

3 days ago

Of the casualties from the actual sinking, the most famous – and richest – was probably John Jacob Astor IV, a German-American millionaire who had made his fortune in real estate and was the great grandson of John Jacob Astor, founder of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York.

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Guest Feature: Guide To The The London Property Market

8 days ago

Estate Agents: You can use the services of a letting agent or rental agent. A quick search on the internet reveals a myriad of London real estate agents, but it’s important to remember that they ONLY handle the properties on their books. This means that they work almost exclusively for the landlords and property owners.

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And Now For Something Completely Different: Exploring

7 days ago

Henry Edwards Huntington was a railway tycoon and real estate magnate, hugely responsible for the growth of Los Angeles as a city. He used his enormous wealth to found a library and art institution. The result is The Huntington, which I didn’t even know about until I was out in LA and was looking for something to do.

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The Fiver: Top Five Famous Manor Houses Used In Film And

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The real family that resides within are the Herberts, who have been the Earls and Countesses of Carnarvon since 1793. The Fifth Earl, George Herbert, was the chief financial backer for Howard Carter’s excavations, including King Tut’s tomb, and the estate offers an exhibition of many Egyptian artifacts.

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What Are The Main Defining Features Of A Victorian House

4 days ago

The Victorian era is defined by the reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1901. This particular era saw a significant growth in personal wealth, which enabled many people in the 19 th century to afford to buy their own homes, following an intense period of economic prosperity. Victorian houses are wide reaching in their variety and influence, ranging from modest terraced properties in …

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Ghosts Of The Underground: Exploring Aldwych Abandoned

5 days ago

Until very recently London was home to the most expensive real estate on the planet. But yet there are pockets of London that are abandoned. The London Underground is home to several abandoned Tube Stations. These so-called ‘ghost stations’ went out of service for many different reasons but there are several of them, and occasionally they

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British Architectural Styles – Rocking The Real Estate

1 days ago

Real estate companies create custom house signs at Signomatic.com and place them carefully in front of Edwardian houses, just to let people know more about the period they come from. Potential customers always stop by and let themselves carried away by the information on these signs.

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Brit Telly Slang: Lovely Jubbly – 13 Brilliant British

5 days ago

This has joined the real estate lexicon and it’s commonly used to describe a property at ‘TARDIS-like’ – meaning it looks small on the outside but is bigger on the inside. Timey-Whimey A throwaway line from Doctor Who that has become a phrase meant to explain the unexplainable when it comes to time travel (and the show’s often non

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Dispatches From London: A Short Guide To Renting A Flat In

3 days ago

Estate agents -the men (and women) in Minis The basic thing to know about renting in London is that the “estate agents†(real estate agent) work for the landlord and not for you. They hold the keys to the kingdom, quite literally, and will run circles around you without recourse.

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The Abolition Of Stamp Duty – How It Can Affect You

7 days ago

If you are a current property owner, then now is definitely time to consult with commercial real estate agents to find out how this could benefit you, in both the short and long term. Filed Under: News Features. About Jonathan. Jonathan is a consummate Anglophile with an obsession for Britain that borders on psychosis. Anglotopia is his

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Stately Homes – Page 2

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Home; About. First Time Here? Royal Oak; Our App; Contact; Free Anglotopia Mobile and Tablet App; Advertise; History of Anglotopia; Newsletter; Disclaimer; Press Room

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Win The Lottery Lately

3 days ago

If you have a few Pounds to spare, a magnificent real estate opportunity has come onto the market – you have the chance to buy an entire seaside village in Devon, England. It’s been in the same family for generations but after disputes with the locals, it has been put up for sale. The entire […]

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Adventures In Anglotopia: Book Excerpt – The Age Of Things

7 days ago

Now, the real estate is so valuable, they’re being torn down and replaced with gleaming new glass skyscrapers. Canary Wharf houses the other cluster of skyscrapers in London. It’s built upon the old docklands – this is the area depicted in Call the Midwife.

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Great British Houses: The Greenway Estate – The Home Of

7 days ago

The Greenway Estate is located on the River Dart near Galmpton in Devon. Greenway House was built in the late 18 th century by Roope Harris Roope. Novelist Agatha Christie and her husband owned the Greenway Estate from 1938. History of the House

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A Secret Place Where Time Stands Still: Exploring Calke

1 days ago

Calke Estate is also home to a nature reserve with a large woodland that has been left largely untended and undisturbed. Visiting Information You will need a rental car to visit Calke Abbey as it is located in a very remote location in Derbyshire.

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Fax Machine History: From Latest Gadget To Museum Piece

2 days ago

Today, the only businesses that still use fax machines are real estate firms and pharmacies. They’re also still very popular in Japan because the less technologically-inclined older population continue to use them. The younger generation of today don’t really know what a fax machine is, regarding it as quaint and mildly amusing technology

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Travels In Britain: Visiting Thomas Hardy’s Birthplace In

4 days ago

It’s a very intimate home as a modern real estate agent would probably describe it as. This is how life was lived in during the Victorian age so there are many Victorian-era flourishes about. We arrived just a few minutes before the last admission. We pretty much had the place to ourselves. Inside the house there was a room guide who filled

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A Dorset Walk: Wardour Castle Old And New And Beautiful

5 days ago

Last year I posted a short walk I did during my last trip to Oxford, and it got a good response, so I thought it would be fun to go back to the well and write about a walk we did a couple of years ago.Shaftesbury, in Dorset, is the closest place we have to a hometown in England when we visit. We’ve stayed there almost a dozen times over 15 years of travels so you get to know the place like

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British Telly: 10 Downton Abbey Filming Locations You Can

2 days ago

In real life, a castle had existed on the estate since the 1400s, though the current manor home was constructed after a fire in 1877. Inveraray doesn’t seem to do much to take advantage of its Downton connection, but still offers tours, a tearoom, gardens, and regular events that will make a visit enjoyable for anyone.

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Wales Uprising: The Fascinating Story Of Owain Glyndwr

6 days ago

His life changed in 1387 when Haner died, and Owain returned to Wales as executor of Hanmer’s estate. Moving into the 1390s, a series of incidents pushed Glyndwr into open rebellion, beginning with Baron Grey de Ruthyn seizing some of Owain’s land. Glyndwr made an appear to the English court for redress, but his petition was flatly ignored.

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Guest Feature: A Tale Of Three Poldarks – A Look At The

3 days ago

George is Ross’s contemporary and vastly his superior in terms of wealth, but his grandfather was a blacksmith and he, therefore, comes in for a great deal of abuse at the hands of the older, landed, mine-owning more established families and nobility of the region (who count Ross and his estate Nampara among their number).

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Top 10 Movies Set In Scotland – Best Scottish Movies Ever Made

4 days ago

The other one is called “My Life So Far.” It is based on the true story of a boy who lives with his eccentric extended family on their ancestral Scottish estate. The cast includes famous actors like Colin Firth, Malcolm McDowell and Rosemary Harris but the heart and real star of the movie is Robert Norman who plays 10 year old Fraser.

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Laura’s London: Climb Over The O2 Arena With Up At The O2

2 days ago

Alistair Wood, AEG Europe, Senior Vice President for Real Estate, commented: “Up at The O2 is a demonstration of our continued commitment to developing and diversifying The O2.” While The O2 gets a lot of visitors in the evening, the hope is that …

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Doctor Whooligan: Karen Gillan On Leaving Who, The Sixth

5 days ago

There is not too much to report this week for the upcoming season of Doctor Who. However Karen Gillan has been very busy talking about Dr. Who and We’ll Take Manhattan. KAREN GILLAN ON HER DEPARTURE Karen Gillan recently spoke about exiting Doctor Who on the Graham Norton Show, “I have known for ages that […]

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The Real Downton: 10 Interesting Facts And Figures About

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The first time the grounds of the estate were rebuilt was from 1774-1777, the Second Earl of Carnarvon actually relocated the nearby village to make more room for the estate. Mummy’s Curse. The Fifth Earl of Carnarvon, George Herbert, was one of the explorers to uncover King Tut’s tomb with Howard Carter in 1922.

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UK Travel 101: How To Behave In A British Bed And

5 days ago

We parked near a real estate office because it was the only parking spot we found. We asked for directions. The people there were so kind! They picked out a B&B for us, and a restaurant. They called and made all the reservations for us and gave directions. We found the restaurant and the people in the restaurant cheered when we stepped in and

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The Real Downton Abbey Opens To Paying Guests – Sort Of

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Exciting news for those traveling to Britain. Highclere Castle, also known as the filming location of Downton Abbey, is now offering up a self-catering cottage for rent on the estate. While you can’t stay in the house itself (how incredible would that be!) you now have the chance to stay on the estate

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Glastonbury Announces Their Full 2017 Lineup

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real estate 13:00 – 14:00 sundara karma 11:50 – 12:30 october drift 11:00 – 11:30 the park stage friday the flaming lips 22:45 – 00:15 sleaford mods 21:00 – 22:00 tba 19:30 – 20:30 angel olsen 18:00 – 19:00 mark lanegan 16:30 – 17:30 hamilton leithauser 15:00 – 16:00 margo price 13:30 – 14:30 bo ningen 12:15 – 13:00

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Dispatches From England: A Look At Our Quaint Village

5 days ago

This is how I find out about things like the Halloween party they hosted for kids, or the 2 for 15 pound fish n’ chip takeaway special on Wednesday evenings. There’s usual ads for a local roofer, real estate agent, accountant, handyman and chimney sweep, too. Sometimes individuals run ads, too.

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Top 16 Best Castles In England With Beautiful Pictures

6 days ago

The estate is now run as a conference centre, but the castle is open to the public and is particularly well known for its mazes. The only original part of Hever Castle is the gatehouse. In the castle there are exhibits from differing historical eras, including instruments of torture and a …

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The Top 10 British Movies For Anglophiles

7 days ago

The Queen of England has generally been off limits for movies and dramas, so this movie breaks significant ground in portraying the venerable monarch. We get to see the inner working of the Royal family as well as a portrait of a person whom is generally thought to not have a real personality. The sets and scenery are amazing.

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Attraction Review: Our Journey To Chatsworth House And

5 days ago

Surprisingly, the statue is not in the actual real sculpture gallery. It’s actually located in a corner in one of the rooms before it – off by itself – lit perfectly and mysteriously. It truly is an amazing work of art and it was a joy to see it in person.

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Victorian Time Machine: A Visit To Blists Hill Victorian

7 days ago

It’s no secret around here that I love British History. So, when an opportunity presented itself to visit a living history museum in the Midlands of England, I jumped at the chance. Blists Hill is a miraculous place where you can step back in time to the Victorian era. Well, to a sanitized version of […]

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Brit Books: Top 10 Books To Read If You Love Downton Abbey

1 days ago

As a boy he had to kill pheasant chicks, boil rabbits for the estate dogs, carry the wood up and down stairs every day for 30 fires, and sleep on the floor outside his master’s room. He cleaned shoes, ironed underwear and socks, and once had to stand all night in …

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British Travels: Our Journey To Downton Abbey – Visiting

8 days ago

The Highclere Estate is massive so this led to much cursing and a diversion as we struggled to locate the visitor’s entrance. If I had simply noted the postcode on their website, this would not have been a problem but I naively assumed Apple Maps would know how to get to one of the most famous houses in the world (and it did honestly, just

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The Literary Origins Of James Bond

5 days ago

By the early-1950s, Fleming was living on an estate in Jamaica named Goldeneye. As a keen birdwatcher, he kept amongst the books in his estate library one copy of Birds of the West Indies by…James Bond. The real Bond was an ornithologist and expert in Caribbean birds and rather unremarkable otherwise, which was what Fleming wanted.

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After The Dreaming Spires: Oxford Trip Diaries – Days 11

4 days ago

The estate was owned by the Hussy family for several hundred years. The estate was gifted to the National Trust in the 1970’s, but the family continued to live in the house and until 2007 when the last Hussey to live there died, and the ‘new’ house was opened to the public.

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Keith Flint’s Possessions Net £350,000 At Auction.

8 days ago

The final total was £347,750, which goes to Keith Flint’s estate. Quoth auctioneer Martin Millard of Cheffins: “We’re delighted. I don’t think it could have gone any better. I think it surpassed all expectations yet we had no real sense of how it was going to do.”

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