1. I was fortunate enough to spend last weekend in a 13th Century farm house which had been restored through the Landmark Trust.  The 700 year old main hall was spectacular, as well as the 15th and 16th Century additions. The whole area is full of old English history. We visited the town of Lavenham, Suffolk for more historical interest and discovered streets full of preserved buildings from the medieval period. The grand church situated in Lavenham depicts an image of the towns affluent past, however the majority of the medieval Stained Glass had been taken out by the over zealous Victorians.  All that is left is the remnants of the old windows above the diamonds.  However, I did have a particular liking for the  painted birds in a graphic style.