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Witley Court

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The marvellous view from the south portico at Witley Court, a ruin in Worcestershire, managed by English Heritage. Centrepiece of the garden is the working fountain of Perseus and Andromeda.

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A: Witley Court East Wing

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B: Great Witley Church

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C: Witley Court Fountain

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D: Stourport - Campsite Kite Flying

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F: Worcester Floods, Feb 2014, Hylton Road 5

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G: Worcester Floods, Feb 2014, Racecourse

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