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Stokesay Castle, Shropshire, 1996. Seen here from the north west. Stokesay Castle is the finest and best-preserved 13th century fortified manor house in England. It was fortified by Lawrence de Ludlow, a wool merchant, who died in 1294. In recent centuries the house was occupied by tenants and so avoided significant alteration. (Photo by English Heritage/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

Stokesay Castle, Shropshire, 1996. Seen here from the north west. Stokesay Castle is the finest and best-preserved 13th century fortified manor house in England. It was fortified by Lawrence de Ludlow, a wool merchant, who died in 1294. In recent centuries the house was occupied by tenants and so avoided significant alteration. (Photo by English Heritage/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

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The post office in the Shropshire village of Llanfair Waterdine, close to the border with Wales, May 1979. (Photo by RDImages/Epics/Getty Images)

The post office in the Shropshire village of Llanfair Waterdine, close to the border with Wales, May 1979. (Photo by RDImages/Epics/Getty Images)

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Ludlow castle

Ludlow castle

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BISHOP's CASTLE, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 09: The Castle Hotel is pictured in the countryside town of Bishop's Castle where former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder enjoyed nights out with class mates from his English-language school in the countryside near the Welsh Border town of Bishops Castle on December 9, 2005, Bishops Castle, England. Mr Schroeder who stood down as chancellor last month has just spent 12 days at the school on the Powys-Shropshire border polishing up his English language skills. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

BISHOP's CASTLE, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 09:  The Castle Hotel is pictured in the countryside town of Bishop's Castle where former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder enjoyed nights out with class mates from his English-language school in the countryside near the Welsh Border town of Bishops Castle on December 9, 2005, Bishops Castle, England.  Mr Schroeder who stood down as chancellor last month has just spent 12 days at the school on the Powys-Shropshire border polishing up his English language skills.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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Bridge over the river Clun

Bridge over the river Clun