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History, Architecture and Timber Windows in Alton, Hampshire

Alton in Hampshire is believed to date back to the Anglo-Saxon period. However, evidence has been found of a Roman posting station in nearby Neatham, located by the Roman road which connects Chichester and Silchester.

The first settlement in Dorking is believed to date from the Roman times, however the name Dorking is Saxon driving from ‘Dorchingas’.

For the first time, this year the Heritage Open Days will run for 10 consecutive days between the 13th and the 22nd September. 2019 celebrates 25 years of the Heritage Open Days, England’s contribution to the European Heritage Days.

Princes Risborough is a small town at the foot of the Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire. The location of Princes Risborough probably played a large part in its existence, with the town providing a link between the River Thames and the Icknield Way, both of which were historically important routes.

History, Architecture and Timber Windows in Havant, Hampshire

By 1086, Havant was already a small village with a population of around 100 people. The town had two mills, which ground grain to flour to make bread for the villagers.

The first records of Witney date from the Anglo-Saxon period in 969 AD. However, evidence has been found which suggests that there were also settlements nearby in the Iron Age and Roman period.

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.

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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.

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