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ONE OF ENGLAND'S FINEST PIECES OF MEDIEVAL BRICKWORK: TATTERSHALL

ONE OF ENGLAND'S FINEST PIECES OF MEDIEVAL BRICKWORK: TATTERSHALL

Ralph Lord Cromwell, one of the treasurers of Henry VI, built this magnificent brick tower about 1450 in trans forming the existing castle, dating from about 1240, into a palace. The walls are sixteen feet through in parts, and the height of the tower is no feet. The bricks are very small. On each of the four floors is a magnificent heraldic chimneypiece. In 1911 these splendid pieces of work were torn down for an American, but before he could get them over the Atlantic means were happily found to restore them, though in a damaged state.

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