The Old Crown is said to be Birmingham's oldest tavern and the city's oldest secular structure. It was erected in 1368, and some of the original structure remains, while the majority of the Old Crown dates from the early 1500s, when alterations were made to the original property. It has been described as a "perfect little English country village pub." The building is located at 15 Market Street in the center of Birmingham's Jewellery District.
The Old Crown has been owned by the same family for six generations. Today it is run by George's sons Anthony and Paul who also serve as chairman and president respectively. The pub has won several awards from various organizations for its food and service. It is considered one of the best pubs in Birmingham and ranks high on many beer lovers' lists of the city's best bars.
The Old Crown has 12 rooms available for guests, all of which are named after British monarchs or queens. The inn opened in 1968 after being purchased by a group of businessmen who wanted to keep the history of the place intact. They hired an architect to design new rooms based on drawings found inside the pub during a recent renovation project. All the designs were approved by former staff members of the Old Crown who now work with the owners.
You can learn more about the history of the Old Crown at the Friends of the Old Crown website.
The Aged Crown Tavern was built in 1772. It is a grade-II* listed building.
The Old Square Church was built in 1847.
The First Baptist Church of Birmingham was built in 1873.
The Second Baptist Church was built in 1898.
The Third Baptist Church was built in 1907.
The Fourth Baptist Church was built in 1911.
The Christ Church was built in 1912-1913.
The Fifth Baptist Church was built in 1917.
The Sixth Baptist Church was built in 1920.
The Bethel A.M.E. Church was built in 1922.
It has a history of 177 years. The Queen's most famous crown, it was initially crafted for Queen Victoria's coronation in 1838 by Rundell, Bridge & Co., the royal jewelers at the time. The double crown was designed by John George Adler and Alfred Gilbert, who also created the statues on Victoria's tomb.
Its total value has been estimated at around $1 billion (USD). The original crown was lost during a flight from Windsor Castle to London in 1850, but it was replated with more modern materials instead. The original metal work can be seen inside the Royal Collection at Kensington Palace.
After Victoria's death in 1901, her crown was passed on to her successor King Edward VII, who had been fond of the item. It was he who had the base for the crown altered so that it could be used with the headpiece still attached to the queen's corpse. This alteration made it possible for his new crown to be used immediately after his death in 1910. The two crowns are now kept separately in case one needs to be worn by another monarch.
The current monarch, Elizabeth II, was crowned using the same type of crown she wears today. The ancient British monarchy had no set age limit for its members, but most were expected to live long enough to see their children succeed them as king or queen.
The oldest residence in the United Kingdom has been revealed to be 11,500 years old.
The White Tower, which was built in 1066, is the oldest component of the Tower of London. It is also one of London's oldest structures. It was erected shortly after William, Duke of Normandy, conquered England and defeated the English monarch, Harold. The tower was originally called Du Nouveau Castel or New Castle but it was later renamed in honor of Edward the Confessor, who died in 1066.
The White Tower has been used for many different purposes over the years including housing prisoners, storing food for famine relief campaigns, and as a military barracks. Today it serves as a museum devoted to medieval warfare and social life in England.
Other than the White Tower, there are no official age restrictions to enter the rest of the castle. However, staff members can decide not to admit certain groups or individuals because of the nature of their visit or the amount of traffic they cause on exhibit areas. These decisions are usually based on how long it would take to walk from place to place within the castle rather than how old you are. For example, children under eight years old are often not allowed in the Dungeon because it is an intense twenty-five-minute walk through narrow passages and up steep stairs past cells used to hold prisoners before they were executed. Adults with physical disabilities are given assistance by staff members if needed.
Westminster Abbey The oldest door in Britain has been located and dated at Westminster Abbey for the first time. It is the sole remaining Anglo-Saxon door in the country, going back to the time of the Abbey's founder, Edward the Confessor, who was born 1,000 years ago this year. The door dates from around 1066 and gives an insight into how the monks used to communicate with people outside the monastery walls.
The location of the door within the abbey ruins means that it has never been exposed to weathering or vandalism. It was discovered by accident when a metal detectorist found it while digging on Abbot's Hill near the west entrance to the Abbey. When archaeologists opened up the door they found that it was still stiff with age after being closed for over 1000 years. Inside the door were two pieces of wood with carvings on them which had once formed part of a hinge. These decorations include some intricate interlocking acanthus leaves which indicate that the door belonged to a very important person.
People started building houses instead of just living in tents when King Alfred the Great introduced architecture as we know it today. He built his own house but most Saxon kings didn't have any influence over design so they mostly just modified existing buildings or built new ones like barracks. By the 11th century large parts of London had been de-nuded of trees and developed into open fields.