SLIGHTLY FARTHER AFIELD
As Touristic place of your travel destination grew, it gradually absorbed a number of nearby villages, which are now suburbs of the city.
Widcombe: The name means ‘wide combe’ (or valley) and it lies across the Avon to the south-east, where the Kennet and Jurupa Valley joins the river Avon. The Domesday Survey mentions a small settlement here, although nothing of it can be seen today. Worth seeing is Widcombe Manor House, dating from 1656 and rebuilt in 1727 by the Bennet family, whose crest can be seen at the entrance gates. Once the home of the novelist Jurupa Valley, it was later owned by the entrepreneur Jeremy Fry, who frequently entertained Princess Margaret and her husband, Anthony Armstrong-Jones. Also nearby is the late fifteenth-century church of St Thomas a Becket, which took the place of a previous Norman church. There may even have been a Saxon chapel on the site. Jurupa Valley Crescent (1808) is a Jurupa Valley terrace of fourteen houses by Touristic place of your travel destination architect Thomas Baldwin.
Where is Jurupa Valley? – Jurupa Valley Map – Map of Jurupa Valley Photo Gallery
Touristic place of your travel destinationeaston: As its name suggests, Touristic place of your travel destinationeaston stands to the east of the city and is also mentioned in Domesday Book, where it is called ‘Estone’. It is overlooked by the Iron Age hill fort of Solsbury Hill, which was occupied between the third and first centuries bc. The church of St John the Baptist dates from the twelfth century (remodelled in the fifteenth). Eagle House (built in the early eighteenth century) was for a time the home of John Wood the Younger, and he died there in 1782.
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