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Telephone code: 01256
Postcode: RG26
Population: 150000
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Remains of Basing House which was once the country's largest private house, belonged to William Paulet, Marquess of Winchester. A servant of great wealth of Tudor kings, his palace extended to 10 acres, the earthwork banks of the castle still dominating the ruins. Take a riverside walk along the banks of the River Lodden to visit the Tudor Great Barn, another feature of Basing House. - Carol

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Welsh Independence Dies with Llywelyn - 1282, James II Abdicates - 1688, End of the IRA Balcombe Street siege - 1975, Buncefield Oil Blaze - 2005
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