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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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Henry VIII becomes Head of Church in England, - 1535, Elizabeth I crowned - 1559, British Museum Opens - 1759, Regentís Park Ice-Skating Disaster - 1867, First BBC Sporting Commentary - 1927
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