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Newton Surmaville was built between 1608 through 1612 by my 11th Great Grand Father, Robert Harbin. Also known as Harbin Manor. It is located in Yeovil, Somerset, England. Until August 2006, after the passing of Sophia Rawlins - Newton Surmaville had been continuously occupied by a long line of descendants of Robert Harbin for over 396 years! My visit in March 2002 is an experience that I will never forget.

Wells Cathedral, Somerset, England - begun 1175 - Bishop Reginald de Bohun brought the idea of a revolutionary architectural style from France, and Wells was the first English cathedral to be built entirely in this new Gothic style.

This is Tintinhull in Somerset, England, the garden that for many years was managed by English garden designer, Penelope Hobhouse. Photo by Loi Thai