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Worthing dates back to the stone age, with a mine at Church Hill in nearby Findon believed to be one of the earliest known mines in Britain. However, Worthing started growing to become the town that we recognise today in the late 18th Century.

Camberley (GU15) is situated in Surrey on the border with Berkshire and Hampshire. Prior to the 19th Century, the area was part of Bagshot or Frimley Heath.

Haywards Heath is a large town, located 14 miles north of Brighton, in West Sussex.

Prior to 1859, Crowthorne was just a small hamlet with a few properties.

Bournemouth’s history dates back to the late Georgian period. Before the 1800s, most of the town was remote and barren heathland with the only regular visitors in the 16th century being fishermen, turf cutters and gangs of smugglers.

Beckenham (BR3) is in the London Borough of Bromley. Evidence has been found showing that people have occupied the area since the Stone Age.

Thame (OX9) is a market town in Oxfordshire. The first record of the town dates from the Anglo-Saxon era, when it was part of the kingdom of Wessex.

Every year Visit Heritage reveals some of the best heritage properties in the UK with their UK Heritage Awards.

Farnham’s history is believed to date back to the Stone Age, with the first known settlement dating back to the Mesolithic period.

Rickmansworth is believed to date back to the Stone age when King Offa of Mercia, who ruled between 757 and 796, granted the Manor of Rickmansworth to The Abbey of St Albans.

Maldon in Essex is a historic maritime and market town situated on the river Chelmer. The town dates back to the Saxon period and was first recorded in 913, when it was known as Maeldun.

The name Hungerford is believed to have derived from a Saxon name meaning "Hanging Wood Ford". The first written evidence of Hungerford was in 1108. However, stone age tools and remains of a bronze age building have since been discovered in the local area.

The first written record of Thames Ditton in Surrey was in 983. However, it remained a small village until the early 16th Century when Hampton Court Palace was built nearby.

Lewes was originally a Saxon village founded in around the 6th Century after the Saxons invaded East Sussex in the 5th Century. There has also been evidence that the Roman settlement of Mutuantonis may have been in the local area.

Wantage is a historic market town dating back to the Roman times. The Roman village of Wantage originally was built to serve the agricultural community in the surrounding countryside. The village appears to have been built in the 1st Century and survived well into the 4th Century.

Thatcham is believed to be the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the country, with evidence of occupation dating from prehistoric times.

There is little information about Tonbridge prior to the Domesday book in 1086. However, people are believed to have travelled through the area to cross the river in the Iron Age. An ancient trackway has been traced running along the east side of the present Shipbourne Road, and there is evidence that the Romans used it to serve their Wealden iron industry.

Following on from the success of the heritage open day weekend in 2017, this year for the first time the Heritage Open Days will take place over two weekends in September.

Andover started as a Saxon village. It was first mentioned in history was in 950 AD when King Edred built a royal hunting lodge in the village.

London is home to thousands of period properties. With such a rich heritage, there are several conservation areas and listed buildings across the city helping to maintain and preserve the history.

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